Executive Board Members & Supervisory Board.

Dr. Peter Stadelmann.

Chairman of the Executive Board (CEO).

"Our employees are the most important key to the success of our customers. Our principle of "Entrepreneur in the Enterprise" enables and expects responsible and sustainable thinking and acting from every single individual. Our cooperation is based on partnership, reliability and mutual understanding."

Born in 1965, Dr. Peter Stadelmann is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RATIONAL AG.
Following his degree in economics, Dr. Stadelmann completed his post doc in business management. He then joined the Malik Management Centre in St. Gallen, Switzerland where he held various managerial positions over his 20 years at the organisation. Between 2006 and 2012, he held the position of CEO over the entire Malik corporate group.
Dr. Peter Stadelmann has been a member of the RATIONAL Executive Board since 2012. He was appointed to the position of CEO in January 2014.

Dr. Martin Hermann.

Chief Technology Officer.

Born in 1966, Dr Martin Hermann is CTO and member of the Executive Board of RATONAL AG.

After his studies as a mechanical engineer and completing his doctorate at the University Stuttgart, Martin Hermann started his professional career in automation technology. From 2005 to 2012, he moved to the textile machinery sector as managing director at H. Stoll GmbH & Co. KG. At the end of 2012, he was appointed to the Executive Board of Hauni Maschinenbau AG as CTO / COO. Since September 2022, Dr Hermann is responsible for Research & Development, Purchasing and Quality Management at RATIONAL AG.

Markus Paschmann.

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.

"There is hardly any other company that consistently puts the customer's needs first. This is why our products are not only customised to the individual user but also to the particular country".

Born in 1966, Markus Paschmann is the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (CSMO) and member of the Executive Board of RATIONAL AG.
After graduating in industrial engineering, Markus Paschmann launched his career at Siemens AG. He then joined the Harting Technologiegruppe to manage the Electronics Global Business Unit and was CEO. In 2006, he joined the Executive Board of Sick AG. Since December 2013, Mr. Markus Paschmann has been the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at RATIONAL AG responsible for marketing and sales.

Jörg Walter.

Chief Financial Officer.

“Striving for excellence is present in all areas of RATIONAL. For the commercial functions, this means providing the best possible support for RATIONAL's business development: with modern controlling instruments and efficient administrative processes.”

Jörg Walter was born in 1970 and is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of RATIONAL AG.
After graduating as industrial engineer, Mr Walter held management positions in the commercial field at RÜTGERS AG and then ROTO Frank AG. Mr Walter joined RATIONAL in 2011 and until his appointment to the Executive Board was responsible for different commercial functions, especially the group-wide Controlling activities.

Peter Wiedemann.

Chief Operating Officer.

"Our aim is that we develop our products and services together with our customers. Our customer-centric organisation forms the powerful basis for RATIONAL's unique innovative drive."

Born in 1959, Peter Wiedemann is the Chief Operations Officer and member of the Executive Board of RATIONAL AG.
After gaining his mechanical engineering degree in 1988 Peter Wiedemann launched his professional career by joining RATIONAL as an engineer in 1988. He was appointed as a product manager just two years later. He was then massively involved in setting up the US subsidiary and took over as Chief Technology Officer in January 1996. In September 1999, he was appointed this responsibility as a member of the Executive Board.

From September 1999 to September 2022, he had overall responsibility for the technical area. From October 2022, he is responsible for Production & Logistics, Calculation, Operational Excellence, Patents and the iVario product group.

Company Founder Siegfried Meister.

Siegfried Meister founded the company in 1973 in Landsberg and began producing hot air appliances. In 1976, he invented the RATIONAL Combi-Steamer technology, successfully building up the company. Mr. Meister led RATIONAL as managing director and, after its conversion into a stock corporation in 1998, as chairman of the supervisory board. He passed away in July 2017.

Walter Kurtz.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board,
Founding Member and Anchor Shareholder.

1973 Founding member and co-owner of RATIONAL GmbH,
together with company founder Siegfried Meister

1973 – 1998 Partner of RATIONAL GmbH,
together with company founder Siegfried Meister

1998 – 2017 Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RATIONAL AG

Since July 21, 2015, Member of the Audit Committee of RATIONAL AG

Since August 11, 2017, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RATIONAL AG

Members of the Supervisory Board.

  • Erich Baumgärtner, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Dr. Johannes Würbser, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Dr. Christoph Lintz, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Clarissa Käfer, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Werner Schwind, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Moritz Graser, Member of the Supervisory Board