Management Team

Ulrich Huntenburg, CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

As the youngest son of the founder, Mr. Walter Huntenburg, Ulrich Huntenburg has joined KahlWax in 1985 and managed the company with his two brothers until 2005. In 2005, his two older brothers, Thomas and Jochen Huntenburg have joined the Board of Shareholders and Ulrich Huntenburg is since then the only Shareholding Managing Director of KahlWax. Ulrich Huntenburg is leading the company in its 2nd generation.

Udo Thaysen, CBO (Chief Business Officer)

Udo Thaysen enjoys more than 20 years of experiences in International Foreign Trade Sales and has joined KahlWax in 1999 as Export Manager. His substantial knowledge and experiences have successfully lead to expanding business for KahlWax company, especially in foreign markets. In 2001, Udo Thaysen has become “Prokurist / VP” and in 2005, Udo Thaysen has taken over the position as Sales Director for KahlWax.

Tanja Tegner, CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

Tanja Tegner holds a German diploma of business administration and a MBA degree from IESE, Barcelona. She has more than 15 years of experience as finance and general management expert in various industries with global reach. Her knowledge comprises expertise in the development of reporting, budgeting and forecasting structures and tools. Furthermore she played a key role in developing a formerly privately owned hidden champion under private equity control towards a highly successful M&A process. Tanja Tegner joined Kahlwax in January 2015 as CFO with Prokura to strengthen the management’s Finance, Human resources, IT and general management fields.

Marc Schlueter, CSIO (Chief Sales & Innovation Officer)

Marc Schlueter received degrees booth in chemistry and economics as Dipl. Chem. Ing. and Dipl.Wirtsch. Ing.. He started his career as Lab assistant in the pharmaceutical industry. After having studied chemistry he worked in R+D for a Multinational Cosmetic Company in Hamburg. His first R+D project was about “Beeswax”. Later on he changed positions from the technical to the commercial. Marc Schlueter worked several years as a Senior Product Manager for I+I and Household Industry in Germany and Central Europe. Back to the “roots of wax” he joined KahlWax in April 2007 as Business Unit Manager for the German market. In 2011, he has become “Prokurist / VP” as Sales Director. Since January 2011 Marc Schlueter is also responsible for the R+D department. 

Johann Uhl, COO (Chief Operating Officer)

Johann Uhl joined KahlWax on August 1, 2012 as the new plant manager, where he will strengthen the wax manufacturer’s team. In addition to a degree in mechanical engineering, Johann Uhl also has 16 years of experience in plant management working for companies in the pharmaceutical and food industries. He is an expert in plant organization, restructuring and ERP system introduction. In 2015, Johann Uhl has become “Prokurist/VP” as Supply Chain Manager.

Management Team

  • Ulrich Huntenburg
  • Udo Thaysen
  • Tanja Tegner
  • Marc Schlueter
  • Johann Uhl