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We at Nabaltec

Active in global growth markets

As a provider of environmentally friendly, flame-retardant fillers and special oxides, we serve growing markets the world over. The reason for this has been the increasing awareness for the environment, safety and sustainability. Driven by regulatory requirements and voluntary commitments by the industry, sustainable - environmentally friendly products and processes are continually gaining the upper hand. This has also increased the demand for our products. In addition, we are also benefiting from global growth trends such as electromobility, energy storage and stricter emission controls for internal combustion engines. 

 



Our strong three-membered Executive Board drives our company’s growth

  • IJohannes Heckmann

    Johannes Heckmann

    Chief Executive Officer

    After a year of study abroad in the USA, Johannes Heckmann completed his industrial engineering studies at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences and began his professional career in 1993 as a project manager at Schindler Aufzüge AG in Lucerne, Switzerland. At the end of 1993, he moved to AKW Amberger Kaolinwerke GmbH, where he also worked as a project manager and, among other things, had project responsibility for constructing a kaolin plant in Brazil. In April 1995, Johannes Heckmann began his career as a managing director at Nabaltec Heckmann. With the founding of Nabaltec AG and the IPO in 2006, he was appointed to the Executive Board and was responsible for the areas of production, development and application engineering. With effect from 01/01/2017 he was appointed as Chairman of the Executive Board of Nabaltec.

  • IGünther Spitzer

    Günther Spitzer

    Chief Financial Officer

    Günther Spitzer as responsible as Chief Financial Officer for the areas of Financing/Controlling and Commercial Services/Staff. After an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk in 1985 he began his career at the VAW Aluminum AG Schwandorf factory. Following further training to become a company accountant, he then became head of cost accounting in 1991. Upon completion of a job-accompanying course in business economics in the year 1998, Günther Spitzer was then Head of Controlling at Nabaltec AG until 2008. In addition, since 2009, he has also been responsible for the area of Financing. In 2009 he was also granted general commercial power of representation. In this role, he was responsible for optimizing the financing structure. Major projects included the issue of a bond in 2010 for small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as the issuance of two bonded loans in the years 2013 and 2015. With effect from 01/01/2017, Gunther Spitzer has been Chief Financial Officer at Nabaltec AG.

  • IDr. Michael Klimes

    Dr. Michael Klimes

    Chief Operating Officer

    Within the Executive Board, Dr. Michael Klimes is responsible for development and application engineering, production and sales. After the conclusion of his chemistry studies at the Technical University of Darmstadt and his diploma and Ph.D. work at the German Plastics Institute in Darmstadt, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dietrich Braun, he started working in 1992 at the Special Oxides Division of VAW Aluminium AG as a sales manager responsible for APYRAL® in Central Europe. In 1995, Dr. Michael Klimes took over the management of sales for hydroxides in Nabaltec GmbH, and in 2003 he became head of the “Fillers” Profit Center. Since 2007 he has been head of the Functional Fillers division. At the same time, he was also granted general power of representation. From 2009 he was chairman of the Pinfa (phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association), and since November 2016 he has been active as Vice Chairman. With effect from 01/01/2017, Dr. Michael Klimes held the office of Chairman for Operative Business in the Executive Board of Nabaltec AG.

Supervisory Board of Nabaltec AG

  • IGerhard Witzany

    Gerhard Witzany

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board

    Gerhard Witzany was as a long-standing member of the Executive Board of Nabaltec AG within the committee for business operations, where his responsibilities included sales, purchasing, marketing, financing, controlling and human resources. In 1974 he completed his studies in business economics at the University of Regensburg and was subsequently employed by Wieland Werke AG in Ulm. In 1982, he moved to Metallwerke Schwarzwald GmbH in Villingen where he was given general power of representation. From 1985 to 1992 Gerhard Witzany was Managing Director of VAW Flussspat Chemie GmbH as well as Hebel Stulln GmbH and Pharma Stulln GmbH in Stulln. He then moved to the Supervisory Board of VAW Flussspat Chemie GmbH and additionally took over the management of the Special Oxides Division of VAW Aluminium AG in Berlin/Bonn. Since 1995, only briefly interrupted due to his work as a managing partner of Pharma Stulln GmbH and ALSI-PENTA Zeolitha GmbH, Gerhard Witzany was managing director and from 2006 until the end of 2016 was member of the Executive Board at Nabaltec. In addition, in July 2013 he was elected as president of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the Upper Palatinate/Kelheim which has the more than 77,000 member companies. Along with his family, Gerhard Witzany has been owner of a significant share of Nabaltec AG. Since June 2017, Gerhard Witzany has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Nabaltec AG. Currently, Gerhard Witzany practices no further supervisory board mandates.

  • IDr. Dieter J. Braun

    Dr. Dieter J. Braun

    Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

    Dr. Dieter J. Braun started his professional career in September 1980 after studying inorganic chemistry and his promotion as an applied technician for aluminum hydroxide at VAW Aluminium AG. There in 1987 he became head of sales in the Special Oxides Division headquartered in Schwandorf, and in 1988 he was entrusted with the management of the entire Special Oxides Division. After completing an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, in 1992 he was appointed Managing Director of VAW Motor GmbH. In 1996 he was appointed General Representative for VAW Aluminium AG and member of the Executive Board in 1997 with responsibility for the automotive supply business, research and development, VAW of America and the central purchasing coordination. After the acquisition of VAW by Norsk Hydro in 2002, Dr. Dieter J. Braun assumed the chair of the management boards of Hydro Aluminum Deutschland GmbH (HAD) as well as Norsk Hydro Deutschland Verwaltungsgesellschaft GmbH (NHDV). At the same time, while managing Hydro Aluminium A.S. in Oslo he was also responsible for the global automotive supply business. Following his retirement from these functions on the 05/31/2006, Dr. Dieter J. Braun moved to the supervisory boards of the German Hydro companies HAD and NHDV, and in October 2009 he took over the chairmanship of the Supervisory Board of Smetan Engineering GmbH. In 2011 he became a member of the Supervisory Board of Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products Gmbh. Since 2006 Dr. Dieter J. Braun has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Nabaltec AG as well as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heyn Partner GmbH since 2011 and is currently not a member of any other statutory supervisory board or a comparable control committee of any other company.

  • IProfessor Dr.-Ing. Jürgen G. Heinrich

    Professor Dr.-Ing. Jürgen G. Heinrich

    Member of the Supervisory Board

    Dr. Jürgen G. Heinrich was Professor of Engineering Ceramics at the Institute for Non-Metallic Materials at the Technical University of Clausthal. He began his scientific career at the Johann Friedrich Böttger Institute in Selb, where he graduated in 1972 with a Diploma in Engineering (FH). In 1976 he completed his studies in material sciences with a diploma in engineering at the Technical University of Berlin, where he also earned his doctorate in 1979. He then worked until 1985 with only a short interruption at the Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (German Center for Aerospace) in Cologne and from 1985 to 1995 he managed the Development Department for Engineering Ceramics at Hoechst CeramTec AG.  From 1993 to 2014 Professor Dr. Jürgen G. Heinrich was a member of the Research Advisory Board of the German Ceramics Society and was also its chairman from 2003 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009, he was president of the European Ceramic Society. Since 1999 he has been a member of the Academy of Ceramics and since 2008 a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. From 2008 to 2011 he was secretary of the International Ceramic Federation. His work at the Institute for Non-Metallic Materials of the Technical University of Clausthal was assumed in 1995. From 2001 to 2003 he was Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Metallurgy and Materials Science. Professor Dr. Jürgen G. Heinrich worked regularly as an expert reviewer for public institutions and research bodies and is author of over 100 publications. Since 2010 he has been editor-in-chief for the Journal of Ceramic Science & Technology. Professor Dr. Jürgen G. Heinrich has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Nabaltec AG since 2006 and is currently not a member of a supervisory board or comparable control committee of any other company.

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