RECARO Aircraft Seating
RECARO Aircraft Seating’s executive management collaborates in a way that is focused, highly knowledgeable, flexible and decisive. The Executive Board consists of Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder Dr. Mark Hiller and Executive Vice Presidents Heiko Fricke, Joachim Ley and Peter Müller.
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 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.
Heiko Fricke, Executive Vice President Research & Development
Heiko Fricke started with RECARO Aircraft Seating on August 1, 2018. He studied electrical engineering and comes with a successful business track record including 12 years at Daimler (commercial vehicles business unit) and 10 years at Airbus, with six of those years supporting a medium sized supplier.
As Executive Vice President Research & Development, he is responsible for the timely introduction of new products as well as the development and market launch of distinctive 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 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 purchasing to quality and operations.
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, product calculation and facility management.
Our Subsidiaries – RECARO Aircraft Seating sites around the world
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.
René Dankwerth 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.
Zacharias Jooste is General Manager (interim) of AAT Composites (Pty) Ltd.