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.
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
Manfred Bender was appointed to the Management
Board of BRAIN AG with effect from December 1, 2018 and will take over
as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company on January 1, 2019.