The Board of Management
The members of the Board of Management are wholly committed to the development of MTU Aero Engines as a world-leading engine manufacturer. They recognize the importance of long-lasting partnerships and cooperative ventures as a means of sustaining the company’s future. The members of the MTU Board of Management place great value on communication, maintaining an ongoing dialog with partners, customers and institutions, and keeping regular contact with stakeholders in business and government circles.
EGON BEHLE, BORN 1955, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Appointed term: to December 31, 2013
Egon Behle has stood at the helm of MTU Aero Engines as the company’s Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2008. As well as managing the corporate departments, he is also responsible for commercial and military programs.
Prior to his appointment to MTU’s Board of Management, he had served for five years as the CEO of ZF Lenksysteme GmbH after previously heading several business units at ZF Friedrichshafen AG. He was also the sole managing director of Fortuna Spezialmaschinen GmbH. In the earlier stages of his career, after obtaining a degree in aerospace engineering, Egon Behle worked for Renk AG, Dornier System GmbH and Robert Bosch GmbH.
DR. RAINER MARTENS, BORN 1961, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Appointed term: to April 14, 2014
Dr. Rainer Martens has been a member of the MTU Board of Management since April 2006, with overall responsibility for engineering and production.
Before that he was production manager at the Airbus plant in Bremen, after spending five years as the head of MTU’s manufacturing center for turbine blades. The holder of a doctorate in mechanical engineering, he has also held various management positions at the Airbus plant in Varel and was managing director of CIM-Fabrik Hannover gGmbH.
REINER WINKER, BORN 1961, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (DIRECTOR OF LABOR RELATIONS)
Appointed term: to September 30, 2014
Reiner Winkler has been a member of the Board of Management of MTU Aero Engines since May 2005, with responsibility for finance, human resources and IT. A graduate of business administration, he has been in charge of these three areas since he began working for MTU in 2001.
His last post before joining the company was as managing director finance and controlling at TEMIC Telefunken microelectronic GmbH. He has also held management posts with Daimler-Benz AG and Siemens AG.
DR. STEFAN WEINGARTNER, BORN 1961, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, PRESIDENT AND CEO COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE
Appointed term: to October 31, 2015
Dr. Stefan Weingartner has been responsible for the company’s commercial maintenance operations as a member of the Board of Management since November 2007.
Prior to that date, he had headed MTU’s military engine programs. The holder of a doctorate in engineering, a degree in physics and an MBA, his previous posts included managing director of MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce GmbH, president and managing director of EADS Japan Co. Ltd., and managing director of DaimlerChrysler Japan Holding.