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Company Management

Meet the people in charge in the company management of STAUFF

Jörg Deutz

Chief Executive Officer STAUFF Group
Chief Executive Officer LUKAD Holding

After holding various positions in the areas of sales, marketing and application technology, including for an internationally active group of companies in the automotive supply industry, Jörg Deutz has been working for the STAUFF Group since 2003, initially as the Managing Director of STAUFF in Germany.

In this role, he had a crucial influence on the continuing expansion of the product range and the development of the company into a customer-focused solutions provider.

Since 2012, Jörg Deutz has been responsible for the activities of the worldwide STAUFF Group as Chief Executive Officer.

Since 2016, he has also been the Chief Executive Officer of LUKAD Holding.

Lutz Menshen

Managing Partner STAUFF Group
Managing Partner LUKAD Holding

Lutz Menshen, the younger son of Arnold Menshen, joined the family business in 1989.

He became a member of management of the group of companies in 1995.

Today, Lutz Menshen as Managing Partner represents the interests of the Menshen founding and partner family in the operating management of LUKAD Holding and the worldwide STAUFF Group.

Dr Matthias Papenfuß

Managing Director STAUFF Group
Chief Executive Officer STAUFF Germany

After working as a corporate attorney, holding different strategic and operating positions in industry, trade and consulting and being managing partner of a consulting firm and a member of the supervisory board of several companies, Dr Matthias Papenfuß has been Managing Director of the worldwide STAUFF Group since 2016.

One of his main focus areas in this role are the verification and optimisation of overarching structures and processes with the objective of increasing efficiency.

In addition to this, he has been responsible for the operations of STAUFF Germany as Chief Executive Officer since 2019, with a focus on purchasing/procurement, quality, human resources and finance/controlling. 

Dr Matthias Papenfuß holds a doctorate in law.

Helmut Ahrens

Managing Director STAUFF Germany
Member of the Global Management Team (GMT)
Member of the European Management Team (EMT)

Graduate economist Helmut Ahrens has been working for the STAUFF Group in different leadership roles in Germany and abroad since 1999, including several years as Managing Director in China and Asia. 

Since his return to Germany in 2017, he has been a member of management of STAUFF Germany with a focus on sales and systems engineering.

In this role, he is also a member of the Global Management Team (GMT) and the European Management Team (EMT), who handle overarching topics such as strategy and market as well as organisation and structure.

Carsten Krenz

Managing Director STAUFF Germany

Carsten Krenz is a graduate engineer in the field of production engineering and can look back on several decades of relevant professional and leadership experience in the areas of production and logistics. He has been working for STAUFF in Germany since 2012 initially as a plant manager.

He has been a member of management of STAUFF Germany with a focus on production and logistics since 2015. 

Knut Menshen

Chairman of the Advisory Board of LUKAD Holding

Knut Menshen, the elder son of Arnold Menshen, joined the family business in 1988.

For almost 30 years, he led the activities of STAUFF Germany and the STAUFF Group worldwide as Managing Partner. For over 20 years, he was also responsible for the activities of the MENSHEN Group in the same role.

After the foundation of LUKAD Holding in the year 2000, he took over the overall management of the group of companies as Managing Partner until his retirement at the end of 2016.

With the foundation of several additional international subsidiaries, Knut Menshen made a substantial contribution to the consistent internationalization of STAUFF. Other important milestones of his career include the strategic share in the VOLZ Group and the takeover of VOSWINKEL, which resulted in a major expansion for the product range of the STAUFF Group. Under his management, the company developed into a worldwide leading supplier of components and services for hydraulic lines and established itself in the market in this role.

After retiring from the operating business at the end of 2016, Knut Menshen became Chairman of the Advisory Board of LUKAD Holding. In this role, he continues to support STAUFF as a strategic advisor. He takes a special interest in the further development of the role of the partners, digitalisation and company and market development.

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