Company / Leadership




The origins of the engineering company date back to the year 1863. Up to date family Klingelnberg is invested as an anchor shareholder of the company.



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Jan Klingelnberg

Chief Executive Officer

2023KLINGELNBERG AG, Zürich, Switzerland, Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer as Delegate of the Board of Directors
2023INDUS AG, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, Member of the Supervisory Board 
2013KLINGELNBERG AG, Zürich / KLINGELNBERG Group, Chief Executive Officer / KLINGELNBERG GmbH, Hückeswagen, Chairman of the Board
2008Member of the VDMA-Board for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Systems
2008Member of the VDW-Board
2004KLINGELNBERG Group, Chief Executive Officer
2004KLINGELNBERG AG, Zürich, Switzerland, Chief Executive Officer
2003KLINGELNBERG GmbH, Hückeswagen, Germany, Managing Director
2002KLINGELNBERG GmbH, Hückeswagen, Germany, Manager Business Unit Cylindrical Gears
2000-2002ZF Passau GmbH, Sorocaba, Brasilien / Vernon Hills, USA
1997-2000SMS Demag AG, Hilchenbach, Germany
1996-1997Beteiligungsgesellschaft Aachener Region, Aachen, Germany
1992-1996Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, USA
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Philipp Kannengießer

Chief operating officer

2022KLINGELNBERG Group, Chief Operating Officer / KLINGELNBERG GmbH, Managing Director Production & Technology
2016-2022Rothenberger AG – Executive Board CFO / COO
2000-2016SMS Group GmbH:
2013-2016SMS Concast AG – Executive Board  CFO
2003-2012Elotherm GmbH – CFO / Managing Director
2000-2003SMS Group GmbH, Corporate Staff – internal consultancy
1995-2000University Münster, Germany
1993-1995Training as a painter and lacquerer
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Chief financial officer

2015KLINGELNBERG Group, Chief Financial Officer / KLINGELNBERG GmbH, Managing Director for Finance and Human Resources
2014KLINGELNBERG GmbH, Hückeswagen, Germany, Chief Financial Officer
2014KLINGELNBERG GmbH, Hückeswagen, Germany, Commercial Director
2003-2013Salzgitter Gruppe, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
1998-2003Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany / Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
1995-1998V+M-Tubes, Düsseldorf, Germany
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Prasad Kizhakel

Chief sales officer

2021KLINGELNBERG Group / KLINGELNBERG AG, Chief Sales Office
2012 - 2020KLINGELNBERG India Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India, Managing Director
2010 - 2011KLINGELNBERG AG, Zurich, Technical Director, Bevel Gear Division
2006 - 2010KLINGELNBERG AG, Zurich, International Sales
1998 - 2006KLINGELNBERG AG, Zurich, Applications Engineering Bevel Gears
1995 - 1998Tata Motors Limited, Auto Planning, Pune, India
1992 - 1995Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Unit II (Heavy Engineering) Hazira, India
1987 - 1992National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India
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