In 1977, a highly creative mechanical engineer set up his own business with the vision of developing the optimal industrial dust extraction system. The invention of the Herding® sinter-plate filter - a rigid, sintered filter medium - was the crucial breakthrough which earned him a worldwide reputation as a partner who could deliver complete industrial dry dust extraction systems.
In April 2020, he handed over his majority share in the company to his son Dr.-Ing. Urs Herding.
Dr. Urs Herding
CEO, main shareholder and Head of the Herding® Group
Urs has a doctorate in mechanical engineering and joined the company in 1997. He has had responsibility for continued international expansion in the US, China, Holland and Poland, among other things. He has been a Managing Director of Herding GmbH Filtertechnik and Herding Holding since 2002, and in his role as CEO he has had prime responsibility for Herding GmbH Filtertechnik since 2005.
As main shareholder, he will be spokesman for the Herding® Group from April 2020.
Director Sales and Marketing
The graduate engineer for process engineering joined the company in 1999 as branch manager.
Jörg-Armin Schulz can draw upon many years of experience and successful work in the field of industrial filtration.
Since January 2011 he has taken responsibility for Overall Sales and Marketing at Herding GmbH Filtertechnik and has been appointed as member of the Expanded Senior Management team.
CTO Managing Director
Since July 2019 Fabian Schünke joining the Herding team and strengthens with new impulses as one of three managing directors.
The mechatronics engineer previously held various management positions in the manufacturing industry. After completing his MBA, he worked intensively on the topic of the organizational development.
Recently he worked with a management consulting company supporting mechanical and plant engineering.
COO Managing Director
Joined the company in 1984 to provide technical support. After initially working in production control & logistics, he transferred to the R&D Department in 1989. In 2002, he took charge of filter media development, and in 2004 he also assumed responsibility for filter production. In 2007, he was appointed Operations Manager (functional and personnel responsibility) and member of the Expanded Senior Management. In April 2019, Wolfgang Raabe was appointed as Managing Director in recognition of his extraordinary commitment.
Purchasing, Logistics, IT
Since 2014, Bernhard Wennicke is the head of the purchasing, logistics and IT department. He also joins the extended management team at Herding.
Over the years, he strengthened his knowledge in the chemical industry in different positions in purchasing and logistics.
Director Technical Services
The graduate engineer for process engineering and MBA for international management joined the company in 2013 as Director Technical Services.
Before this he spent many years of his career as operations manager in the chemical and food industry. He gained valueable experience in international project management (chemical engineering) in France, Switzerland, Scotland and Germany at a pharmaceutical group and German medium-sized class of companies.
Since 2014 Frank Neumann has been a member of the Expanded Senior Management team.
Human resources, finance
Norbert Duschner, who has a degree in business administration, joined Herding GmbH Filtertechnik in 2000. As Business Manager, he has been a member of the Expanded Senior Management team since 2004.
Head of Order Processing & Technology
As Head of Order Processing & Technology, Michael Richter has been managing the development of Herding Filtertechnik GmbH into a supplier of dedusting systems as pressure equipment and turn-key plants since April 2015. Since January 2016 he supports the management team as authorized signatory.
A mechanical engineer with many years of experience in project handling in mechanical and plant engineering and excellent industry knowledge.