Dr Raps has been a member of the Freudenberg SE Executive Council since 2020 and CEO of EagleBurgmann, a joint venture between the Japanese EKK Group and the Freudenberg Group, since 2016. He previously held several executive management positions at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies from 2004, most recently as CEO of the global Special Sealing Division with 17 manufacturing sites worldwide. Before joining the Freudenberg Group, Raps worked for various management consulting companies in Boston, USA, Munich, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland. He holds an MBA from the University of Passau. Alongside his job as a consultant, he obtained a PhD with a thesis on strategy implementation in Business Administration.
“Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of innovative technical textiles. I’m honored and excited to further drive key elements of success, such as customer centricity, digitalization and sustainability,” Dr. Andreas Raps said.
Dr Heislitz will become a member of the Freudenberg Group Board of Management on 1 January 2024.