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Management board

Management board of the CHT Group

Being a company with tradition does not mean that we hang on to old pigtails. With the experience and competence of 7 decades of company history, we can call a fundament our own on which we are building our successful future. With farsightedness and a sense for the requirements of our current and future markets, with the experience and competence of each individual employee, we are constantly expanding our success.


Dr. Frank Naumann

Responsibilities: Marketing, Sales

Dr. Frank Naumann, born in 1969, studied Chemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt and received his Ph. D. from the University of Frankfurt. From 1998 until 2014 he worked for Henkel KGaA and Neste Oil in global management positions within Research, Marketing and Sales.

Since October 2014 Dr. Frank Naumann has been responsible for Marketing and Sales as CEO of the CHT Group.


Dr. Bernhard Hettich

Responsibilities: Production, development, logistics, purchasing, sustainability and compliance

Dr. Bernhard Hettich was born in 1958. He studied chemistry at the Stuttgart University between 1978 and 1985. He earned his PhD degree in 1987 at the Max-Planck-Institut, Stuttgart. From 1987 until 2001 he worked at the former Hoechst AG.

Since 2001 Dr. Bernhard Hettich has been responsible for Production, Development, Logistics and Purchasing of the CHT Group.


Axel Breitling

Responsibilities: Finance, Administration, IT, Human Resources

Axel Breitling was born in 1974 and studied economics at the University of Hohenheim. From 2002 to 2011 he was with BASF AG and Groz-Beckert in various management positions in Finance and Controlling. From 2012 to 2018, as Managing Director of Feinguss Blank, he was responsible for Finance and Controlling, HR, IT, Purchasing and Sales/Marketing.

Axel Breitling was appointed CFO in September 2018 and has been responsible for Finance, Administration, IT and Human Resources for the CHT Group.


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