Before joining BRAIN AG, Manfred Bender spent almost 20 years in various senior management positions at Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, a publicly listed company headquartered in Asslar, Germany. For a period of more than three years he acted as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) prior to assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from July 2007 to November 2017.
In this position, Manfred Bender successfully focused on continuously growing the technology company in regard to sales, EBIT, and market capitalization as well as on establishing PFV as a global player operating international production facilities and maintaining a worldwide sales organization.
Manfred Bender holds a degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Betriebswirt) from the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen, Germany, and started his career at Schunk GmbH, likewise based in Giessen. Currently he serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schunk GmbH and is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Volksbank Heuchelheim eG cooperative bank.
Manfred Bender was appointed to the Management Board of BRAIN AG with effect from December 1, 2018 and took over as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company on January 1, 2019.