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Beitlich Family Foundation

Board of the Beitlich Family Foundation

The board of the Beitlich Family Foundation operates within the CHT Group as foundation and supervisory board.

The functions of the board members are based on the founder’s will and ensure the achievement of strategic business objectives. The foundation board appoints the management board, supervises and supports them on a long term. The board also approves the annual business plan, the strategy as well as investment and acquisition plans.

The foundation board is purposely diverse and complementary due to the technical background of its actually 4 members. They are committed to the tradition and values of the CHT Group and the steady expansion of our core competences innovation and sustainability.


Johan de Ruiter

Entrepreneur in Alsbach
Member since May 1, 2001

Special focus:

  • Corporate governance and strategy
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Medical technology, health care

Vice Chairman

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Götz T. Gresser

Director of the German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research in Denkendorf
Member since January 1, 2015

Special focus:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Research, development, innovation
  • Textile engineering, fiber-based materials, machine construction

Dr. Antje von Dewitz

Managing Associate and Head of Marketing at Vaude Sport in Tettnang
Member since January 1, 2014

Special focus:

  • Sustainability
  • Personnel management
  • Strategic brand management and communication

Elke Katz

Executive Management Consulting & Business Training
Member since October 1, 2021

Special focus:

  • Corporate Strategy & Transformation with a Focus on Digitalization
  • People & Customer Engagement
  • Generation change in family businesses


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