Dirk Rothweiler

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE

Since June 6, 2019Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE
Since June 14, 2017Member of the Supervisory Board of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE

Personal Data

Year of birth1963

Professional Career

Since 2021Independent Management Consultant
2017 - 2020Chief Executive Officer of First Sensor AG, Berlin
2008 - 2016Executive Vice President Optical Systems and Member of the Executive Board, JENOPTIK AG, Jena
2005 - 2007Vice President Sales & Service, TCZ LLC, San Diego, USA
2000 – 2005Managing Director Asia Pacific, SUESS MICROTEC Co Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
1999 – 2000Director Sales & Marketing, SUESS MICROTEC AG, München
1995 – 1998Project Manager in the Semiconductor Technology Division, CARL ZEISS AG, Oberkochen
1991 – 1994Project Manager, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and Institute for Laser Technology at the Technical University Aachen


1995Ph. D. degree at Technical University Aachen (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering)
1984 - 1990Studies in Physics at the Technical University Aachen with Diploma Degree (MS)

Relevant knowledge, abilities, and experience

Dr. Rothweiler has extensive management experience from various technology companies listed on the stock exchange. He has vast capital market and industry experience. This includes, but is not limited to, special knowledge in the semi-conductor technology, healthcare, life sciences, automotive, industrial, and aerospace engineering sectors. He has lived and worked for more than 10 years in Asia Pacific and North America, which gives him a high level of international experience. Dr. Rothweiler is
experienced in the management of complex strategic and operating processes as well as corporate development and transformation including M&A, and has substantial innovation experience and technology expertise in the areas of photonic and optoelectronic systems and procedures, laser materials processing, semi-conductor and electronics manufacturing, as well as sensors and machine vision. Thanks to his professional background and practical experience, he is also an expert in the area of accounting as defined by Section 100 para. 5 AktG as well as ESG, Human Recources and compensation.

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Material activities in addition to the above mandates and the Supervisory Board mandate


Updated: February, 2023


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