Company: Board Member / Management

The Management of
Arnstädter Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau AG.

Klaus Kleinsteuber
Board Member



Klaus Kleinsteuber, born in 1951, completed vocational training with a high-school diploma as a rubber specialist and subsequently studied mechanical engineering, specializing in plastics and elastomers and completing a degree in engineering as a graduate engineer at the Chemnitz University of Technology.

He started his career at AWM AG as a managing partner in 1991. He has been a Board Member since 2002.

Previously, Mr. Kleinsteuber was Head of Technology at the Thüringen rubber factory, Head of Research/Development, Director of Research and Development for a plastics processing company, and Sales Engineer for a plastics injection company.

Dr. René Scharn
Board Member & Division Head of Special Purpose Machines



Dr. René Wilfried Scharn, born in 1968, studied business administration at Brookes University in Oxford obtaining a Master of Business Administration and completed postgraduate studies in mechanical engineering specializing in design engineering at the TU Ilmenau. In 2012, he obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Engineering at the University of Wuppertal.

He started his career at AWM AG in 2001. His tasks have included Assistant to the Management Board, Key Account Manager and Sales Manager for the Special Purpose Machines Division.

In 2010, the Supervisory Board and Management Board appointed him as Division Head of Special Purpose Machines. He previously worked as Department Head for a well-known management consulting company in southern Germany.

Since 2018 he has been a Board Member & Division Head of AWM AG's Special Purpose Machines.

Annette Bezold
Board Member and Administration



Annette Bezold, born in 1978, studied Business Administration at the Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. She then completed postgraduate studies in Industrial Engineering, obtaining a degree in Industrial Engineering.

She started her career at AWM AG in 2002. Her tasks have included Accountant, Controlling, Department Head of Accounting /Controlling and EDP.

Ms. Bezold was appointed Head of Administration in 2015.

Since 2018 she has been a Board Member and Head of AWM AG's Administration.

Christoph Seifert
Division Head, Toolmaking



Christoph Seifert, born in 1987, completed vocationally integrated studies as a toolmaker and subsequently studied mechanical engineering at the Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences completing a Bachelor of Engineering degree. He then continued with a master's degree in plastics engineering at the Technical University of Ilmenau.

He started his career at AWM AG in 2013 as a sales representative.

He was appointed Deputy Division Head in 2016 and has been Division Head of Toolmaking since 2017.

Dr. Horst Moka
Former Board Member and company founder



Dr. Horst Moka, born in 1940, studied mechanical engineering - specializing in machine tool design at the Chemnitz University of Technology and completing a degree in engineering.

During his time as a scientific assistant at the Chemnitz University of Technology, he obtained a Doctor of Engineering degree.

He began his career at VEB Ingenieurbüro für Mechanisierung Gotha in 1964. His professional milestones include Design Engineer, Division Head of Design (mechanical engineering), as well as Operational Director of VEB Ingenieurbüro für Mechanisierung Gotha, from which AWM AG was founded.

From 1991 to 2017 he was a shareholder and Board Member of AWM AG.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
» StB/WP Master of Business Administration Gerhard Dürrschnabel

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
» Petra Scharn

Member of the Supervisory Board
» Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Günter Höhne ret.