“With our efficiency improvement program, we are laying the foundations for even greater profitability. This will make MTU ‘ready for the future’ in financial terms as well.”
Reiner Winkler (b. 1961)
Executive Vice President Finance and Human Resources (Chief Financial Officer)
Reiner Winkler, who holds a degree in business administration, has been responsible for finance and controlling at MTU since 2001. In May 2005, he became a member of the Board of Management of MTU Aero Engines Holding AG, with responsibility for finance, human resources and IT.
“With our consistent orientation towards the markets of the future and optimized structures, MTU is ‘ready for the future’. Our medium-term goal is to significantly surpass the market growth rate.”
Udo Stark (b. 1947)
Chief Executive Officer
Udo Stark, a business administration graduate who holds an MBA from Harvard, has been CEO of MTU Aero Engines Holding AG since the beginning of 2005. His previous posts have included chairman of the executive board of mg technologies ag, chairman of the shareholders’ committee at Messer Griesheim GmbH and CEO of AGIV AG, Frankfurt.
“Tomorrow’s engines must be quieter, more fuel-efficient and kinder to the environment. As the front-runner in key areas of technology, we continue to set the pace and be ‘ready for the future’.”
Dr. Rainer Martens (b. 1961)
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Rainer Martens has been a member of the Board of Management of MTU Aero Engines Holding AG since April 2006, with responsibility for engineering and production. The holder of a doctorate in mechanical engineering, Martens knows the company very well, having led its turbine blade production center from 1997 to 2002. He subsequently moved to Airbus to take charge of the company’s Bremen site.
“As the leading independent provider of commercial MRO services, MTU is ‘ready for the future’. One of the ways in which we intend to further extend this position is by taking on activities in related niche markets.”
Bernd Kessler (b. 1958)
President and CEO Commercial Maintenance
A mechanical engineering graduate who also holds an MBA, Bernd Kessler has been an MTU Executive Vice President since 2004, in charge of commercial maintenance. In May 2005 he became a member of the Board of Management of MTU Aero Engines Holding AG with responsibility for the same area. Prior to joining MTU, he occupied senior management posts at Allied Signal Aerospace Services and Honeywell Aerospace.
From left: Reiner Winkler, Udo Stark, Dr. Rainer Martens, Bernd Kessler