Management & Service

Board of Directors


Dr. Markus Arendt

Dr rer. pole., graduate industrial engineer 

Chief Executive Officer

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Supervisory Board


Dr. Franz Richter (Chairman)
Dr. Ing. Physics

Dr. Franz Richter, since 2023 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dr. Hönle Aktiengesellschaft, has been a member of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology AG, Thun, Switzerland, since 2015 and its President since 2020. He has also been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute IZM, Berlin, since 2009. After completing his physics studies, he received his doctorate at the RWTH in Aachen. Eng. Physics. He then worked for fourteen years as R&D manager, technical director and CEO at Süss MicroTec AG, Garching, before becoming president of the semiconductor equipment segment of Unaxis Management AG, Pfäffikon, Switzerland (today OC Oerlikon AG). He then spent seven years on the board of Thin Materials AG, Eichenau, a start-up in process development for 3D stacking of microchips. The company was acquired by Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. in 2013. sold. From 2016 to 2021 he was again CEO of Süss MicroTec SE, Garching.  Dr. Richter held various offices and honorary posts over a number of years, including as a member of the Supervisory Board of Siltronic AG, Munich and as a member of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding AG, Flamatt, Switzerland.


Dr. Bernhard Gimple (Deputy Chairman)
Attorney-at-Law, Dr. jur.

Dr. Gimple, member of the supervisory board of Dr. Hönle AG since 2015, is active as an attorney in Munch since 2001. After completing his law studies and gaining his doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Dr. Gimple initially worked for several nationwide law firms before founding, together with a colleague, the SOLEOS law firm in the year 2011. Since November 2005, the trained banker additionally is active as bond trustee for Stadtsparkasse Munich [Pfandbrieftreuhänder der Stadtsparkasse München].


Niklas Friedrichsen
Tax Consultant, Degree in Business Administration

Mr. Niklas Friedrichsen, member of the supervisory board of Dr. Hönle AG since 2022,  has been managing the holding company of the Peter Möhrle family based in Hamburg as spokesman for the management board since 2018. After completing his business studies and his training as a tax consultant, he held finance and corporate development positions of various companies in the mechanical engineering and service sectors. He also looks back on many years of experience in the commercial management and further development of family offices with a comparable investment focus.


Prof. Dr. Imke Libon
Professor, Dr. rer. nat.

Prof. Dr. Libon, member of the supervisory board of Dr. Hönle AG since 2021, is Professor of Physics and Didactics at Munich University of Applied Sciences since 2009 and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Mechatronics at Munich University of Applied Sciences since 2019. After completing her physics studies, she did her doctorate in applied optoelectronics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Then she worked for six years as a strategic management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in interdisciplinary projects in several European countries before she received a call from the Munich University of Applied Sciences. After moving to the Munich University of Applied Sciences, she held various positions and honorary positions for several years in addition to her teaching activities, where she was Vice Dean of the Faculty from 2014 to 2019. Since 2019 she is also Deputy Chairwoman of the Administrative Board of the Munich Student Union [Studentenwerk München].


Melanie Ott
Diploma in Chemistry

Melanie Ott, member of the supervisory board of Dr. Hönle AG since 2024, has been managing artimelt AG, based in Sursee, Switzerland, as CEO since January 2023. She looks back on many years of professional experience at leading international adhesive companies. After completing her chemistry studies, she held various positions in technology, sales and management in the adhesives industry. After working at 3M Deutschland GmbH and Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, she took on various management positions at H.B. Fuller Deutschland GmbH.



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