Management of Pfleiderer

Dr. Frank Herrmann


Dr. Frank Herrmann graduated Industrial engineering at Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He obtained Dr. engineer title at the Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld. Dr. Frank Herrmann in 2017 was holding position of Chief Operating Officer in URSA Insulation S.A. one of the major insulation providers in Europe. In a period 2008-2016 Dr. Frank Herrmann was holding high managerial positions in Braas Monier Building Group. Previously, Dr. Frank Herrmann worked in Bain & Company Inc, Gemini Consulting GmbH and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Since 1 November 2022, Dr Frank Herrmann has been CEO and COO of Pfleiderer Group B.V. & Co. KG.

Dr. Max Padberg


Dr. Max Padberg studied business administration at the University of Passau and received his postgraduate degree in finance from the University of Münster.

Prior to joining Pfleiderer, Dr. Max Padberg was CFO at Wittur (2021 - 2023), the world's leading independent manufacturer of elevator components, CFO at Armacell (2015 - 2020), the global market leader for flexible, foam-based insulation materials, CFO at Rütgers (2010 - 2015), the global market leader for the production of pitches for the aluminum industry, and CFO of the listed telecommunications company Versatel (2008 - 2010).

Prior to that, Dr. Padberg held various management positions at Mannesmann and Lufthansa. 

Dr. Max Padberg has been CFO of Pfleiderer Group BV & Co.KG since September 1, 2023.

Stefan Zinn


Mr. Stefan Zinn graduated business administration at the Bavarian Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany.

Since 2013 Mr. Stefan Zinn has been working for Pfleiderer Group in sales managerial positions. From 2017 Mr. Zinn was responsible for export sales in Core West of Pfleiderer Group and from 2018 for overall sales in Core West. Since January 2019 Mr. Zinn has been holding the position of Chief Commercial Officer responsible in particular for sales in Core West, export sales and marketing.

In a period 1994-2012 Mr. Stefan Zinn was working on various managerial positions (among others as Director of Sales, Marketing and Strategy and Chief Financial Officer) in Neschen AG, Bückeburg leading producer of digital print media and self-adhesive products. In a period 1991-1994 Mr. Stefan Zinn was working in family-owned consulting firm Rolf Zinn & Partner Unternehmensberatung GmbH.

Since 1 May 2019, Stefan Zinn has been CCO of Pfleiderer Group B.V. & Co. KG.