We have a clear vision of the future, a firm foundation of experience, and deep trust in our employees. That’s why we are the global market leader.

Jürgen Spykman

Chief Executive Officer

The entire industry is experiencing a profound upheaval right now. We need to find smart answers. And as technology leader, these answers must be clear and direct – both to our customers and to our employees.

Andreas Panz

Chief Technology Officer

We want to build first class machines, deliver them to our customers on time, and improve every day. That’s our ambition!

Dr. Günter Schweitzer

Chief Operating Officer

The customer is our sole focus. Drawing on our many years of experience and a profound understanding of the market, we develop solutions together and highlight opportunities.

Dr. Jürgen Heller

Chief Sales Officer

Jürgen Spykman

Chief Executive Officer

Jürgen Spykman has deep roots at Hauni. After studying industrial engineering in Germany and England, he joined the company in 1993. A native of northern Germany, he led several departments at Hauni Richmond in the USA before being appointed to the Management Board of Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH in 2009. Jürgen Spykman has been Chairman of the Management Board at Hauni since 2016. Both professionally and personally, he believes it is important always to remain flexible, to learn and to grow. He understands that it is vital for Hauni to be flexible and proactive in responding to new market requirements – especially in this era of digital transformation and rapid change.

Dr. Jürgen Heller

Chief Sales Officer

As Chief Sales Officer, Dr. Jürgen Heller is responsible for the areas of sales, service, engineering and marketing. Even as he was completing his degree in mechanical engineering in Stuttgart and Chicago, he knew that sales would be his passion. Before joining Hauni in 2002, he worked for a medium-sized textile machine manufacturer, at the interface between technology and sales, for almost ten years. Born in the German state of Hesse, he believes success has to be built by a team – a global cadre with a passion for shared achievement, which values trust and openness, and ensures that each member has the space they need to express their ideas and talents.

Andreas Panz

Chief Technology Officer

As Managing Director, Andreas Panz is responsible for Research & Development and Secondary Engineering. After completing his apprenticeship as a power plant electronics technician, Panz studied Control Engineering in Hamburg before completing a further Engineering degree in England. After working at various companies, including the Helmholtz Centre and Philips, he joined Universelle in 1996 as a design engineer for machine control systems. He then became Managing Director until taking up his new position. In addition to the rebuild business in Schwarzenbek and at Hauni Malaysia, he was also responsible for the areas of Instruments and Flavor.

Dr. Günter Schweitzer

Chief Operating Officer

Günter Schweitzer is responsible for production and manufacturing, for all purchasing and procurement functions, and for Hauni’s quality and process management. After receiving his doctorate in mechanical engineering, he was first employed by the automotive supplier GKN and then by Hilti AG in various operation and supply chain functions. He joined the Körber Group in 2013 before moving to Hauni in 2015. As Chief Operating Officer, he has been a Member of the Management Board since September 2018. As a true “operations man”, Schweitzer is striving to develop optimum customer-to-customer processes which reflect both technological innovations and the growing demands of the market. The continuous improvement process is a key part of this strategy.