Företagsledningen


Thomas Erath

act. CEO & CFO

 
As CFO, Thomas Erath is responsible for Finance and all related matters at Tridonic. He has extensive experience in finance, balancing and corporate governance. In 2001, he joined the Zumtobel Group where he spent in total thirteen years in various leading management roles. After having served as CFO in the textile and automotive industry, he returned to Tridonic’s management team as CFO/Vice President Finance & Controlling in May 2018. Thomas Erath graduated in business administration at the Vienna University of Economics, and is a CPA and tax advisor.

Alexander Jankovsky

Chief Operating Officer


Alexander Jankovsky has more than 20 years of experience in the field of IT and supply chain management. He joined the Tridonic management team in 2013 after having held various positions at Tridonic since 1997. First joining as an SAP Process Consultant, he moved on to Supply Chain Manager and leading positions in the global supply chain management team. In 2012 he became Director Global Supply Chain Planning & Logistics. He is responsible for Tridonic’s Global Supply Chain. Alexander Jankovsky holds a degree in Information Technology & Business Sciences from the University of Liechtenstein.

Miro Ardan

SVP Global Purchasing

 
Miro Ardan joined Tridonic as Representative Head of Purchasing in 1994. From 1994 to 2014, he held various leading positions in Tridonic’s purchasing department, including Head of Operative Supply Management, Global Strategic Purchasing Manager and Global Purchasing Director. In 2014, he assumed the position of Senior Vice President Global Purchasing for the entire Zumtobel Group, with responsibility for all procurement processes. He retains this position of responsibility, driving all purchasing activities at Tridonic and leveraging his in-depth know-how to achieve a consistent purchasing strategy across the company.

Jörg Kessler

Vice VD, global försäljning & marknadsföring


Jörg Kessler kan blicka tillbaka på mer än 25 års relevant internationell erfarenhet av försäljning och affärsledning. Han började sin karriär hos Siemens direkt efter att ha avslutat sina studier i laserteknik vid Friedrich Schiller-universitetet i Jena. Bland annat arbetade han för Siemens i Singapore från 2005 till 2007 och kunde som vice VD stärka försäljnings- och tjänstesektorn där. Han innehade sedan olika säljbefattningar vid Nokia Siemens Networks och Siemens. Från oktober 2014 till 2017 var han CEO för LPD-divisionen (lågtrycksurladdningslampor) vid Osram/LEDvance. Jörg Kessler kom till Tridonic i november 2017 och har ansvar för att lägga upp den internationella strategin för försäljning och marknadsföring i nära samarbete med kunder och partner i hela världen.

Thomas Oelz

Vice President Product Management

 
Thomas Oelz joined the management team in May 2016 after having held various positions at Tridonic since March 2006. He graduated in electronics at the university of applied sciences NTB in Switzerland in 2005 and worked in Research & Development for seven years. In the following three years he created the product strategy and segment roadmap of the Segment Retail & Hospitality. In his new role he is responsible for the overall global product strategy and worldwide business development.

Walter Michelberger

Chef för kvalitets- & verksamhetsoptimering

 
Walter Michelberger ansvarar för den globala kvalitetsstrategin och kvalitetsrelaterade processer vid Tridonic sedan november 2015. Mellan 2002 och 2015 innehade han olika befattningar vid Zumtobel Group för olika varumärken. Hans ansvarsområden omfattar allt från kvalitetsstyrning, teknikstrategi, projektledning i global verksamhet till konkurrenskraft. Efter att ha avslutat sina universitetsstudier i kemi och avlagt en doktorsexamen i organisk kemi vid universitetet i Ulm arbetade han i 8 år vid CRS Lichtformtechnik GmbH innan han kom till Zumtobel Group.

Linda Watzke

Senior Director Human Resources

 
As Senior Director Human Resources, Linda Watzke has been a member of the Tridonic management team since April 2018. She holds a diploma degree from the Freie Universität Berlin and has more than 13 years of experience in the field of human resources. Having served as Human Resources Manager for a large company in the automotive sector, she joined the Zumtobel Group as Human Resources Business Partner in 2012. Since 2017, she has held the position of Director Human Resources and is now in charge of the Tridonic HR department along with all human resources activities at Tridonic.