Foundation board – responsible for implementing the Foundation Philosophy both in the company through its respective management staff, and in the non-profit projects
The main responsibility of the Foundation Board is to ensure that Ludwig Szincz’s Foundation Philosophy is implemented both in the company TGW Logistics Group through its respective management staff, and in the non-profit projects. What is more, the Foundation Board is the owner representative of TGW Logistics Group GmbH. It also exercises the founder’s rights with respect to the associate foundations (Future Wings, i.e. non-profit projects). Meetings of the members on the Foundation Board take place four times a year, and the members also convene for an annual workshop.
Martin Krauss (*1963) has been Chairman of the Board of TGW Future Privatstiftung since 2014. In addition, he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TGW Logistics Group GmbH, member of the Supervisory Board of Semikron International GmbH and runs his own management consultancy Krauss Consult.
Martin Krauss graduated in business administration from Aston University in Birmingham (England) and Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen (Germany), where he was also a lecturer for risk management in plant engineering from 2015 – 2018. He started his professional career in 1994 in the area of strategy consulting at Siemens. Until 2013, he held various positions in that company worldwide, most recently as Cluster CFO of Siemens A.S., Istanbul (Turkey) and as CFO of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies in Linz (Austria).
Dr. Ernst Chalupsky
Since the TGW Future Private Foundation was set up in 2004, Dr. Ernst Chalupsky (born 1954) has been a member of the Foundation Board and of the Advisory Board of TGW Logistics Group GmbH. Since 2016 Dr. Chalupsky has acted as Deputy Chairman of the Board of TGW Future Private Foundation and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TGW Logistics Group GmbH.
After completing his law degree at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz / Austria and then his articles at a law firm in Upper Austria, Dr. Chalupsky moved to Wels, where he has pursued his profession since 1982. He and Dr. Maximilian Gumpoldsberger built up Chalupsky & Gumpoldsberger in Wels until its merger with Saxinger & Baumann to become SCWP in 2000. Since then, Dr. Ernst Chalupsky has been a partner and managing partner of the legal firm Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP).
In addition, Dr. Chalupsky is Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KTM Industries AG and member of the Supervisory Board and Board of Trustees of many other reputable companies in Upper Austria.
Johannes Feldmayer (born 1956) has been a member of the Board of TGW Future Private Foundation since June 2016 and is also on the Supervisory Board of TGW Logistics Group GmbH.
After completing his business apprenticeship and the Young Managers MBA Program at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau in France, he assumed various management positions in Germany and abroad for Siemens AG, was responsible for steering group strategy and a member of the board of the Siemens Group from 2003–2007. In 2006, the TU Berlin university awarded an Honorary Professorship to Johannes Feldmayer for his work in strategic management.
Since November 2009 he has been the General Manager and Chief Representative of the Heitec Group, an engineering company based in Erlangen (Germany). Johannes Feldmayer has served as a member of the supervisory boards of Infineon AG, Exxon Europa, Eckelmann AG as well as Metric mobility solutions AG, and is currently member of the Management Board of Leuze electronic GmbH + Co. KG and the Supervisory Board of Friwo Gerätebau GmbH.
Christian Lutz (born 1966) is a member of both the TGW Future Private Foundation board and the supervisory board of the TGW Logistics Group GmbH. He has had ties with TGW since 1987 when he worked as a student for the company during his mechanical engineering degree studies. From 2010 he was a consultant for the Advisory Board (the former supervisory body) until he became a member of the TGW Future Private Foundation board in 2014.
Based in Vorarlberg (Austria), Christian Lutz is the CEO and founder of the venture capital funded software company Crate.io headquartered in San Francisco. He has over twenty years’ experience as an entrepreneur in the enterprise software, internet and media industry. Christian Lutz studied at the Technical University Vienna until 1994 and at Harvard Business School from 2008–2011.
Dr. Clemens Steiner
Dr. Clemens Steiner (born 1969) has been a member of TGW Future Foundation`s board and of the supervisory board of TGW Logistics Group GmbH since January 2017. He has had ties with TGW and its co-founder and benefactor Ludwig Szinicz since 1991, when as a student of mechanical engineering at TU Graz he worked in the design area at the company during the summer. This was followed in 1992 by his thesis work at the TGW on the topic of “Developing Quality Assurance Systems in Accordance with ISO 9001”. In 2002 he accomplished his PhD with a thesis on Globalization Strategies for SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises).
Dr. Steiner has been working for TIGER Coatings since 1995 and managing the company as CEO since 2003.
He holds an Executive Certificate in Global Management and is alumni of INSEAD in Fountainebleau, where he attended classes on innovation management, strategic management and mergers and acquisitions.