Boards

Boards

Management Board

  • Pierluca Sartorello

    Pierluca Sartorello

    CEO

    Pierluca Sartorello was born in 1956. He completed his studies in international economics at the University of Padova and an Executive MBA at CUOA Business School in Vicenza, Italy. In 1983, Mr. Sartorello joined the Carraro Group, where he worked in different positions, mainly in Business Development. In 2009 he joined miniGears as Strategic Marketing Director (2009-2011), Director of the Power Tool & Gardening business unit and General Manager of miniGears Suzhou, China (2011-2013) and Managing Director of miniGears SpA (2013-2014). Since 2015 Mr. Sartorello has been acting as Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) of hGears Holding GmbH and following the transformation into a German Stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft) as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

  • Daniel Basok

    Daniel Basok

    CFO

    Daniel Basok was born in 1982. Following his studies in Economics and Accounting at the University of Haifa, Israel, Mr. Basok obtained his professional qualifications as a certified Public Accountant from the Ministry of Justice in Jerusalem, Israel. Mr. Basok started his professional career in 2007 at Schwartz, Lerner, Duvshani & Co., Israel, where he worked as Senior Assurance Manager. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Basok worked as the Finance Director at Zohar Dalia Cooperative Agricultural Association Ltd., Israel. In 2013, Mr. Basok moved to Germany, where he worked as a Corporate Accountant at NDT Global GmbH & Co. KG. In September 2016, Mr. Basok joined hGears as Head of Accounting and later as Group Finance Director at Herzog GmbH. In June 2020, Mr. Basok became Chief Financial Officer of hGears and will continue to fulfill this position following the transformation into a German Stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft) of hGears Holding GmbH.

Supervisory Board

  • Volker Stauch

    Volker Stauch

    Chairman of the Board

    Volker Stauch was born in 1952 and started his professional career at Mercedes Benz AG in 1978, where he worked in various positions until 2010, most recently as Divisional Director Production Powertrain Mercedes Car Group. Since 2011, Mr. Stauch has been working as a freelance consultant, lecturer at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, chairman of various charity organizations and has been holding management and supervisory board mandates in various companies.

    Mr. Stauch is a member of the following administrative, management or supervisory bodies or a member in comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies or a partner in the following companies:

    • 4L GmbH, Gerlingen, Germany: Managing Director
    • WASTA GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany: Managing Director
    • Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH, Metzingen, Germany: Member of the Supervisory Board
    • Josef Blässinger GmbH + Co. KG, Stuttgart, Germany: Member of the Advisory Board
    • GFT Holding GmbH, Gotha, Germany: Chairman of the Advisory Board
  • Christophe Hemmerle

    Christophe Hemmerle

    Christophe Hemmerle was born in 1960. Mr. Hemmerle started his professional career in 1986, working for a financial consultancy firm specialised in export trade, JGP Consultant, based in Paris, France. In 1987 he joined Société Générale Group at the German corporate finance department in Frankfurt (1987-1989), followed by the French M&A department in Paris (1989-1990). From 1990 to 1994 he held a variety of senior positions at Société Générale in Frankfurt, the last one being Head of the German-speaking M&A operations. In 1994, Mr. Hemmerle moved to Halder Beteiligungsberatung, Frankfurt, where he worked as investment principal (1996-1998) and Managing Director (1999). In 2000, Mr. Hemmerle founded Finatem Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Frankfurt, performing as Managing Partner since.

    Mr. Hemmerle is a member of the following administrative, management or supervisory bodies, or a member in comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies, or a partner in the following companies outside the Group:

    • Finatem Fonds Management Verwaltungs GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Managing Partner
    • FEG Palmer GmbH, Mülheim-Ruhr, Germany: Member of the Advisory Board
    • Kavalieris GmbH, Neuenhaus, Germany: Member of the Advisory Board
  • Christoph Mathias Seidler

    Christoph Mathias Seidler

    Mathias Seidler was born in 1963. Mr. Seidler started his professional career at Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany, where he worked from 1990 to 1995. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Seidler held various positions at Herlitz AG, Berlin, Germany. From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Seidler served as the CEO of Derby Cycle AG, Cloppenburg, Germany. He coordinated the IPO of Derby Cycle AG in May 2011 and following the takeover of Derby Cycle AG by Dutch PON Holdings B.V. in September 2011 became a member of the board of the PON Bicycle Group. In 2005, Mr. Seidler established A/M/S GmbH, Cloppenburg, Germany, where he is also the managing director. Since 2014, Mr. Seidler has been a member of the Industrial Advisory Committee of Finatem.

    Mr. Seidler is a member of the following administrative, management or supervisory bodies or a member in comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies or a partner in the following companies outside the Group:

    • A/M/S GmbH, Cloppenburg, Germany: Managing Director
    • A/M/S Neue Energie, Cloppenburg, Germany: Managing Director
    • Solarpark Erdmannsdorf GmbH & Co. KG, Oldenburg, Germany: Managing Director
    • Solarpark Walsleben GmbH & Co. KG, Oldenburg, Germany: Managing Director
    • Gruppe 3 Immobilien Verwaltungs GmbH, Hamburg, Germany: Managing Director
    • A/M/S Biogas GmbH, Cloppenburg, Germany: Managing Director
    • MAJA GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany: Managing Director
    • CYCYC sports GmbH, Hamburg, Germany: Managing Director
    • Kavalieris GmbH: Neuenhaus, Germany: Member of the Advisory Board
    • Lichtbasis Holding GmbH, Würzburg, Germany: Member of the Advisory Board
    • Enviolo Inc., Austin, USA/Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Gabriele Fontane

    Gabriele Fontane

    Gabriele Fontane was born in 1965. After a position as an associate at the law firm Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, New York (1993-1994) Dr. Fontane worked as an associate at Thümmel, Schütze & Partner, where she became an equity partner in 1998. In 2009 Dr. Fontane founded Otto Mittag Fontane, a law office specialized in advising on M&A, private equity and banking transactions. Since 2018 Dr. Fontane has been an equity partner at the law firm Oppenhoff.

    Dr. Fontane is a member of the following administrative, management or supervisory bodies or a member in comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies or a partner in the following companies outside the Group:

    • Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB: Partner
  • Daniel Michael Kartje

    Daniel Michael Kartje

    Daniel Kartje was born in 1974. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Kartje worked as Consultant in the Valuation & Strategy department of PricewaterhouseCoopers Deutsche Revision AG in Düsseldorf, Germany, and from 2001 to 2003 as Senior Consultant in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Beratung GmbH in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Since 2003, Mr. Kartje has been working with Finatem Fonds Management Verwaltungs GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany as an Investment Manager and became Investment Director and Partner in 2009.

    Mr. Kartje is a member of the following administrative, management or supervisory bodies or a member in comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies or a partner in the following companies outside the Group:

    • CODAK GmbH, Kronberg, Germany: Managing Director
    • FEG Palmer GmbH, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany: Member of the Advisory Board