Executive Management Team

Focused, competent, flexible and decisive – this is how the executive management at RECARO Aircraft Seating collaborates. The team consists of Dr. Mark Hiller, René Dankwerth, Joachim Ley and Peter Müller.

Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder
Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder

Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder

In April 2012, Dr. Mark Hiller was appointed Chief Executive Officer of RECARO Aircraft Seating. In 2014 he also became shareholder of the company. Mark Hiller joined the RECARO Group in 2003, first working for the holding company before changing to RECARO Aircraft Seating in Schwaebisch Hall as Senior Vice President of Customer Affairs which included sales, program management and customer support. In 2007 he was promoted to the executive board as Chief Operations Officer.

René Dankwerth, Executive Vice President Research & Development
René Dankwerth, Executive Vice President Research & Development

René Dankwerth, Executive Vice President Research & Development

René Dankwerth has been providing his know-how to the company since 2006. The industrial engineer worked in quality management and development at DaimlerChrysler AG, before becoming Director Quality and later Director Sourcing of RECARO Aircraft Seating.
As Executive Vice President Research & Development, he is now responsible for the timely introduction of new products, as well as the development and market launch of typical RECARO solutions characterized by ingenious design. He also manages the development and strengthening of the worldwide engineering team.

Joachim Ley, Executive Vice President Supply Chain
Joachim Ley, Executive Vice President Supply Chain

Joachim Ley, Executive Vice President Supply Chain

Joachim Ley joined the company in 2004. He holds a major degree in business administration as well as engineering and gained professional experience with automotive industry suppliers as well as in the Holding of RECARO Group before focusing on the production of aircraft seats as Head of Logistics and Director Operations in 2006.
As Executive Vice President Supply Chain, Joachim Ley is in charge of the entire value chain, from product calculation, purchasing and global order management to operations.

Peter Müller, Executive Vice President Finance & Administration
Peter Müller, Executive Vice President Finance & Administration

Peter Müller, Executive Vice President Finance & Administration

Peter Müller has been with RECARO Aircraft Seating since 1997. Before assuming his current position, he was Director Controlling for many years and was responsible for safeguarding profitability and liquidity, monthly reporting worldwide, the transparency of key figures, 5-year planning, annual financial statements and risk management.
In his function as Executive Vice President Finance & Administration, the business administrator is now also in charge of recruiting qualified staff, worldwide HR development, standardization and professionalization of global IT systems, as well as risk management.