Effective January 1, 2018, Stefan Hantke (50) will take over the position of CEO of Schneeberger Holding AG in Roggwil. In his new position, Hantke will be Chairman of the management team of Schneeberger Group and will be responsible for the entire linear bearings, system technology and mineral casting production business.
He is succeeding Dr. Hans-Martin Schneeberger, who will continue serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Schneeberger Holding AG.
Hantke has more than 25 years experience in mechanical engineering, specifically in the area of bearings and linear technology. After completing his degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics in Saarbrücken, Hantke started his professional career in 1992 with the Schaeffler Group in the INA Linear Application Technology in Homberg. After holding several management positions within the Schaeffler Group and other companies, in 2005 he took over management of the linear technology business unit at Schaeffler for which he was responsible for all industrial business in North America for two years. Hantke then took over management of worldwide sales and engineering for Schaeffler Group Industry in 2015, and became a member of the Industry Executive Board.
Established in 1923, SCHNEEBERGER today stands for pioneering innovations in the field of linear motion technology. The product and manufacturing program includes linear bearings and profiled linear guideways as well as measuring systems, gear racks, slides, positioning systems and mineral casting. The company operates worldwide as an established OEM supplier in a variety of industrial sectors – from the solar, semiconductor and electrical industries to the machine tool and medical devices sectors. Schneeberger's sales offices and exclusive distributors are located in all major industrialized countries so that local customer support is always guaranteed.