Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Norbert Basler was born in Berlin on June 19, 1963. From 1983 to 1988, he studied mechanical engineering at the Clausthal Technical University majoring in electrical information technology. During his college years, Norbert Basler, together with one of his classmates, founded the Basler and Berendsen GmbH in the Lübeck technology center, which is today the Basler AG. In spring 2000 Norbert Basler left the Management Board and was elected to the Supervisory Board. He was appointed as chairman in 2003.
- Member of the Supervisory Board of Plato AG (Lübeck)
Prof. Dr. Eckard Kottkamp
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Eckart Kottkamp received a university degree for control engineering and communications from the RWTH (university) Aachen in 1966 and a doctorate degree in 1976. Amongst others, he was CEO of Hako-Werke GmbH, Claas Landmaschinen AG and Jungheinrich AG, where he can look back on 17 years of experience as CEO and head of the board of directors. He was awarded an honorary professorship by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in 1996.
From 2006 until the end of 2009 he served as member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Steinzeug Cremer & Breuer AG. There, from the beginning of his engagement, he was also appointed to the audit committee which he chaired starting from 2008.
Prof. Dr. Kottkamp meets the requirements as set forth in § 100, Sec. 5 of the German Stock Corporation Act [Aktiengesetz – AktG]. In the Supervisory Board’s Meeting of December 17, 2009, he was accordingly appointed member of the Supervisory Board with expertise in the fields of accounting and annual audit.
- Chairman of the Advisory Board of Mackprang Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
- Chairman of the Advisory Board of ACTec Holding GmbH, Freiberg
- Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lloyd Fonds AG, Hamburg
- Member of the Supervisory Board of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Bau GmbH & Co KG, Hamburg
- Member of the Supervisory Board of KROMI Logistik AG, Hamburg
Horst W. Garbrecht
Member of the Supervisory Board
Horst W. Garbrecht has been Chairman of the Board at Metabo, an electrical tool maker located in Nürting, Germany, since 2009. Prior to attending university, Horst Garbrecht trained as a mechanical engineer Daimler AG in Sindelfingen. After completing a degree in mechanical/electrical engineering at Esslingen University of Applied sciences, Garbrecht began his professional career in the electrical tool industry at a family-owned manufacturer, Festool. In 1997 he switched to Atlas Copco, a Swedish machine building group, which then sold its tool division to Hong Kong-based TTI. Garbrecht stayed on there until 2008 as the technical managing director for AEG-Milwaukee, with responsibility for integration of the AEG and Milwaukee brands and all European operations into the global group.