Oliver Kaltner is CEO of the Management Board of Leica Camera AG, since 1 April 2015, where he is responsible for Product Management, Sport Optics, Marketing and Communications, Digital, Corporate Communications and Sales and Retail. He has been a representative of the company board since 1 September 2014. As a member of the Executive Board he was responsible for Marketing, Sales and Retail as well as the further development of Trade and Commercial Partnerships. Kaltner has vast experience and knowledge within the Consumer Electronics and IT industry, Category Management and Brand Management. In his previous position, he was General Manager of Microsoft Germany GmbH and responsible for the Consumer Channels Group, where he successfully expanded sales and profit. As a member of the Management Board, he was responsible for transforming Microsoft Germany GmbH into a Devices and Services organisation, as well as the further development of the entire Change Management Process for Consumer Business. Additional positions in his career were management and supervisory appointments at Sky AG, Sony Deutschland GmbH, Electronic Arts GmbH und Nike GmbH, where he was responsible for Brand Management, Business Development and Sales Management.
Interview "CONSTANT CHANGE" with Oliver Kaltner
In April 2015, Oliver Kaltner became the CEO of Leica Camera AG. In our interview he offers an appraisal of his time in Wetzlar, and talks about the challenges and opportunities for the company in times of smartphone cameras and digitisation.
"CONSTANT CHANGE" - LFI Interview with Oliver Kaltner
Ronald Marcel Peters
Ronald Marcel Peters has acted as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of Leica Camera AG since 1 April 2012, where he is responsible for Finance, Controlling, Treasury, Risk Management, Legal, Compliance, Information Technology and Human Resources. Mr. Peters brings to the role numerous years of experience in controlling and management in finance, IT and the optical industry. Until recently, he held the position of CFO at Leica Microsystems Group in Wetzlar, the leading manufacturer of microscopes and scientific instruments, a company with which Mr. Peters has been involved almost continuously since 1998. In 2008 Mr. Peters was the of CFO at Hach Lange Europe, a laboratory and online water analysis specialist. Both Leica Microsystems and Hach Lange Europe belong to the Danaher Corporation in Washington D.C., USA. Previous to this, his career included various functions in controlling within the packaging industry.
Markus Limberger has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) on the Board of Leica Camera AG with effect from 1 September 2011. In his function as COO, he is responsible for Procurement and Corporate Quality Assurance, Development & Engineering and the production facilities in Wetzlar and Famaliçao (Portugal). A graduate in industrial engineering, Mr. Limberger began his career in 1994 with Rodenstock Präzisionsoptik (now Qioptiq Photonics GmbH & Co. KG), a manufacturer of optomechanical and optoelectronic systems. After occupying several management positions in Logistics, Procurement and Production, the last position he held in the company was Manager of the Munich factory, overseeing a workforce of 150 employees. Mr. Limberger joined Uwe Weller Feinwerktechnik GmbH in Wetzlar as Managing Director in 2007. From this position, he ultimately relocated to Leica Camera AG in February 2011, where he occupied the position of Head of Operations until his appointment to the Board.