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Introducing the executive board

Michael Lorig

Michael Lorig has more than twenty years of experience in the automotive industry. After graduating from the RWTH Aachen University (mechanical engineering) as well as the Technical University of Munich (air and space technology), he started his professional career at Rolls Royce as a team leader supplier management in 1996. At BMW, he continued his journey as purchasing manager. In 2007 he took over the role as Global Director for Sales and Marketing at SaarGummi followed by the position of Managing Director of SaarGummi International GmbH.

As COO, he led CQLT SaarGummi Germany to great success after a restructuring in 2011. As CEO, he was responsible for the group's growth to an annual turnover of 635 million euros with 6,340 employees.

Michael Lorig has been CEO of the Woco Group since October 2019.

Kolja Kress

After completing his commercial training, Kolja Kress earned a bachelor's degree in business informatics and a master's degree in strategic finance in evening classes.
Afterwards Kolja Kress accompanied 15 years of various functions at Honeywell, a listed US group, including as group and investment controller as well as finance manager for Europe and most recently as worldwide CFO for the global fire and security products division. From 2018, he was managing director and CFO of BHTC, an international Tier1 automotive supplier.

Since April 1, 2023, Kolja Kress has been responsible for the Woco Group as CFO.

Joachim Geimer

Joachim Geimer has held various positions at Veritas AG from 1988 to 2001, with his last position as Head of the Fluid Technology System Development department.He then accepted the position of Vice President at Continental ContiTech AG, where he was responsible for the global management of several product market segments in the automotive sector.

In 2016, he transferred to NORMA Group SE where he took over the role of President of EMEA. Joachim Geimer has been responsible for Woco Group as COO since September 2018.

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