RECARO Aircraft Seating
The executive management at RECARO Aircraft Seating collaborates in a way that is focused, highly knowledgeable, flexible and decisive. The Executive Board consists of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Financial Officer Peter Müller, Executive Vice President Research & Development Denis Altmann, and Executive Vice President Supply Chain & Sustainability Roland Grimm.
RECARO Aircraft Seating is growing and expanding capacities at its various sites around the world. Our subsidiaries include RECARO Aircraft Seating Americas, RECARO Aircraft Seating Polska, RECARO Aircraft Seating China and AAT Composites.
Here you will find more information on the development and heritage of the RECARO brand.
Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer
Mark joined the RECARO Group in 2003, first working for RECARO Holding before pivoting to RECARO Aircraft Seating 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, and in 2014 he also became shareholder of RECARO Aircraft Seating. As of 2022, Mark holds a dual role as CEO of both RECARO Aircraft Seating and the RECARO Holding group.
Peter Müller, Chief Financial Officer
Peter Müller has been with RECARO Aircraft Seating since 1997. In his function as Chief Financial Officer, Peter is in charge of recruiting qualified staff, worldwide HR development, standardization and professionalization of global IT systems, as well as risk management, product calculation and facility management. In 2022, Peter took on additional responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer for RECARO Holding.
Denis Altmann, Executive Vice President Research & Development
Denis Altmann started his career at RECARO Aircraft Seating in 2015 as Head of Configuration Management. At RECARO, he developed his leadership skills in other positions such as Head of Department Testing and most recently as Director Development Engineering E/C and Vice President Research and Development.
In 2022, Denis was elevated to the executive board as Executive Vice President Research and Development. He is responsible for the complete development process across all products, Module Development, Innovation Management, Stress and Testing, Configuration Management and Certification as well as Product Live Cycle Management (PLM).
Roland Grimm, Executive Vice President Supply Chain & Sustainability
Roland Grimm is the EVP Supply Chain & Sustainability and the newest member of the RECARO Aircraft Seating Executive Board. Roland’s tenure with RECARO began more than a decade ago as a Product Manager at RECARO Aircraft Seating. He has since climbed the ranks, serving in roles such as Head of Sales, Head of Spares & Supply Chain, Operations Executive at AAT Composites, and most recently, Director Supply Chain & Sustainability. In addition to his global supply chain optimization responsibilities, Roland will also oversee the RECARO Aircraft Seating facility in Poland.
RECARO Aircraft Seating sites around the world
RECARO Aircraft Seating Germany
RECARO Aircraft Seating is headquartered in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany and serves the European and African markets. The flagship site was first established in 1972 and is able to manufacture every seat in the RECARO Aircraft Seating portfolio. In addition, the customer service facility houses a state-of-the-art crash facility and flame lab for certification optimization.
RECARO Aircraft Seating Americas, LLC
RECARO Aircraft Seating Americas, LLC is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and, as a subsidiary of RECARO Aircraft Seating, it serves the North and South American markets. This site focuses on Sales, Engineering, Certification and Production of the entire RECARO product range as well as Customer Support.
Sunitha Vegerla is General Manager of RECARO Aircraft Seating Americas, LLC.
RECARO Aircraft Seating Polska Sp. z o.o.
RECARO Aircraft Seating Polska Sp. z o.o., which was founded in 2006, is RECARO Aircraft Seating’s second European location. In 2012, the company moved to a new building in Świebodzin: covering an area of 10,000 square meters, today’s production centers on the final assembly of economy class seats. The move doubled the production area at the existing site.
Thomas Keller is General Manager of RECARO Aircraft Seating Polska.
RECARO Aircraft Seating (China) Co., Ltd.
RECARO Aircraft Seating (China) Co., Ltd. is the youngest plant in the production network. The new RECARO site in Qingdao, Shandong province, manufactures aircraft seats for the local market. RECARO Aircraft Seating is one of the first international aircraft seat suppliers to produce in China.
Irene Tan is General Manager of RECARO Aircraft Seating (China) Co., Ltd.
AAT Composites (Pty) Ltd.
RECARO Aircraft Seating acquired a majority stake in AAT Composites in 2004. The company manufactures fiber composite products for the aviation industry.
Christian Walser is General Manager & Executive Vice President Competence Center Composites.