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    Management

    Management structure of
    the Interroll Group

    Led by our strategic holding company based in Sant'Antonino/Switzerland, the Group is divided into two global divisions: "Global Sales & Service" is responsible for driving sales of Interroll's entire product portfolio by customer group; "Products & Technology" covers our global Centers of Excellence and local production sites and is responsible for R&D, product management, strategic purchasing, production technology and manufacturing.

    Member since May 2021

    Ingo Steinkrüger
    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    (born 1972, German)

    Ingo Steinkrüger holds a degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in mechanical engineering (production technology) and a degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in industrial engineering from the University of Cologne. He brings more than 20 years of proven management and technical expertise with a focus on project and product business, automation, engineering, and production technology, and has extensive global sales and service experience in the automotive industry.

    He began his career in the thyssenkrupp Group in 2000 at Johann A. Krause Maschinenfabrik GmbH in Bremen as a sales/project engineer. After holding several successful management positions in project management, business development, service business, and global key account management, Ingo Steinkrüger took over overall responsibility for Global Sales & Service as vice president. From mid-2016,  Steinkrüger was assigned the position as CEO of the same stand-alone business unit thyssenkrupp System Engineering. Since May 2021, Ingo Steinkrüger leads the Interroll Worldwide Group as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    Member since November 2018

    Jens Strüwing
    Executive Vice President Head of Products & Technology

    (born 1969, German)

    Jens Strüwing graduated in production technology (production systems and materials handling) from Karlsruhe University, Germany, (master’s degree, Dipl. Ing). In 2018 he joined Interroll Group as Executive Vice President Products & Technology and member of the Group Management. In his previous role as Director Global Operations at Mahle Aftermarket GmbH, he was responsible for Operations of 18 production and logistics sites globally as well as for Mahle Consulting. Previous to this, Strüwing was responsible for planning of logistical processes as well as standardization and automation of production processes at Mahle GmbH productline pistons and engine components. The engagement followed various senior management positions with focus on logistics and production at the Daimler Group and at Fairchild Dornier GmbH. 

    Member since July 2020

    Maurizio Catino
    Executive Vice President Head of Global Sales & Solutions

    (born 1977, Italian)

    Catino graduated in Electronic engineering at the Politecnico of Turin in 2002. He looks back on several years of experience in the automotive business, starting in the FCA group where he was involved in different projects related to cost analysis and production optimization. Catino started his “sales career” afterwards in the automation business as global key account manager for big automotive end users for a Japanese company. In 2013, he joined Interroll and opened successfully the new Italian branch as General Manager followed by the position of Global Industry Manager for the automotive and tire market. From 2018, Catino held the position of Senior Director Global Sales & Services. In July 2020 he took over the role of Executive Vice President Global Sales & Service.

    Member since January 2011

    Jens Karolyi
    Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing & People Development

    (born 1970, German)

    Jens Karolyi studied business administration at the Universities of Bamberg and Giessen, Germany. He started his career with Ericsson where he held various management positions in Marketing, Branding and Communications and was based in Stockholm, Zurich and Düsseldorf. In 2007 he was promoted to Vice President Marketing & Communications Northern Europe. In 2011 he joined Interroll Group as Vice President Corporate Marketing and member of the Interroll Group Management. In February 2015 he took over additional responsibilities as Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing & Culture, and in 2020 as Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing & People Development. He also heads the Interroll Academy.

    Member since April 2020

    Heinz Hössli
    Chief Financial Officer

    (born 1969, Swiss)

    Heinz Hössli graduated as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from EXPERTsuisse, Zurich, Switzerland and holds a Global Executive MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in Durham, United States, with recognition as a Fuqua Scholar.

    His previous roles included Chief Financial Officer/Vice President Advanced Materials (since 2012) at Bühler Group as well as Vice President Finance & Controlling Advanced Materials and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Business Area Die Casting (from 2009 to 2011). From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Hössli held a number of leadership roles as CFO of Bühler subsidiaries and spent 8 years in the United States and Mexico. Before joining Bühler in 1999 as Internal Group Auditor, he worked as Auditor for Ernst & Young, Zurich as well as a management member at various fiduciaries in Switzerland.

    Member since July 2013

    Dr. Ben Xia
    Executive Vice President Head of Operations Asia

    (born 1966, Chinese)

    Dr. Ben Xia, graduated as B.Sc. in electrical engineering at the Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. Further on, he studied electrical machinery at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia, and holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering (Dr.-Ing.). He also passed the Advanced Management Programme for Senior Executives at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. After working for Pirelli Cables Asia-Pacific as Marketing Manager, he held positions as General Manager of Shanghai Citel Electronics Co. Ltd. and Managing Director of Vanderlande Industries North Asia. In 2013 he joined Interroll Group as Executive Vice President Asia and member of Interroll Group Management.

    Member since March 2018

    Richard Keely
    Executive Vice President Head of Operations Americas

    (born 1972, American)

    Richard Keely has more than 20 years of experience in the production environment and in strategy consulting. He has been with the company since 2006 and served as Vice President Manufacturing/General Manager for Interroll Wilmington until 2011 and as Senior Vice President Operations for the Americas region since 2011. Previously, Keely held senior positions in consulting and production.

    Member since May 2021

    Ingo Steinkrüger
    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    (born 1972, German)

    Ingo Steinkrüger holds a degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in mechanical engineering (production technology) and a degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in industrial engineering from the University of Cologne. He brings more than 20 years of proven management and technical expertise with a focus on project and product business, automation, engineering, and production technology, and has extensive global sales and service experience in the automotive industry.

    He began his career in the thyssenkrupp Group in 2000 at Johann A. Krause Maschinenfabrik GmbH in Bremen as a sales/project engineer. After holding several successful management positions in project management, business development, service business, and global key account management, Ingo Steinkrüger took over overall responsibility for Global Sales & Service as vice president. From mid-2016,  Steinkrüger was assigned the position as CEO of the same stand-alone business unit thyssenkrupp System Engineering. Since May 2021, Ingo Steinkrüger leads the Interroll Worldwide Group as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    Member since November 2018

    Jens Strüwing
    Executive Vice President
    Head of Products & Technology

    (born 1969, German)

    Jens Strüwing graduated in production technology (production systems and materials handling) from Karlsruhe University, Germany, (master’s degree, Dipl. Ing). In 2018 he joined Interroll Group as Executive Vice President Products & Technology and member of the Group Management. In his previous role as Director Global Operations at Mahle Aftermarket GmbH, he was responsible for Operations of 18 production and logistics sites globally as well as for Mahle Consulting. Previous to this, Strüwing was responsible for planning of logistical processes as well as standardization and automation of production processes at Mahle GmbH productline pistons and engine components. The engagement followed various senior management positions with focus on logistics and production at the Daimler Group and at Fairchild Dornier GmbH. 

    Member since July 2020

    Maurizio Catino
    Executive Vice President
    Head of Global Sales & Solutions

    (born 1977, Italian)

    Catino graduated in Electronic engineering at the Politecnico of Turin in 2002. He looks back on several years of experience in the automotive business, starting in the FCA group where he was involved in different projects related to cost analysis and production optimization. Catino started his “sales career” afterwards in the automation business as global key account manager for big automotive end users for a Japanese company. In 2013, he joined Interroll and opened successfully the new Italian branch as General Manager followed by the position of Global Industry Manager for the automotive and tire market. From 2018, Catino held the position of Senior Director Global Sales & Services. In July 2020 he took over the role of Executive Vice President Global Sales & Service.

    Member since January 2011

    Jens Karolyi
    Senior Vice President
    Corporate Marketing & People Development

    (born 1970, German)

    Jens Karolyi studied business administration at the Universities of Bamberg and Giessen, Germany. He started his career with Ericsson where he held various management positions in Marketing, Branding and Communications and was based in Stockholm, Zurich and Düsseldorf. In 2007 he was promoted to Vice President Marketing & Communications Northern Europe. In 2011 he joined Interroll Group as Vice President Corporate Marketing and member of the Interroll Group Management. In February 2015 he took over additional responsibilities as Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing & Culture, and in 2020 as Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing & People Development. He also heads the Interroll Academy.

    Member since April 2020

    Heinz Hössli
    Chief Financial Officer

    (born 1969, Swiss)

    Heinz Hössli graduated as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from EXPERTsuisse, Zurich, Switzerland and holds a Global Executive MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in Durham, United States, with recognition as a Fuqua Scholar.

    His previous roles included Chief Financial Officer/Vice President Advanced Materials (since 2012) at Bühler Group as well as Vice President Finance & Controlling Advanced Materials and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Business Area Die Casting (from 2009 to 2011). From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Hössli held a number of leadership roles as CFO of Bühler subsidiaries and spent 8 years in the United States and Mexico. Before joining Bühler in 1999 as Internal Group Auditor, he worked as Auditor for Ernst & Young, Zurich as well as a management member at various fiduciaries in Switzerland.

    Member since July 2013

    Dr. Ben Xia
    Executive Vice President
    Head of Operations Asia

    (born 1966, Chinese)

    Dr. Ben Xia, graduated as B.Sc. in electrical engineering at the Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. Further on, he studied electrical machinery at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia, and holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering (Dr.-Ing.). He also passed the Advanced Management Programme for Senior Executives at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. After working for Pirelli Cables Asia-Pacific as Marketing Manager, he held positions as General Manager of Shanghai Citel Electronics Co. Ltd. and Managing Director of Vanderlande Industries North Asia. In 2013 he joined Interroll Group as Executive Vice President Asia and member of Interroll Group Management.

    Member since March 2018

    Richard Keely
    Executive Vice President
    Head of Operations Americas

    (born 1972, American)

    Richard Keely has more than 20 years of experience in the production environment and in strategy consulting. He has been with the company since 2006 and served as Vice President Manufacturing/General Manager for Interroll Wilmington until 2011 and as Senior Vice President Operations for the Americas region since 2011. Previously, Keely held senior positions in consulting and production.