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Management team

Executive Board

Ralf Bernhardt

After his training as an industrial clerk, Ralf Bernhardt started his professional career at FAG Kugelfischer KGaA in Schweinfurt in 1985. In addition to his professional work, he studied at Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie in Schweinfurt and ended his studies as Graduate in Economics.

 

In 1992, he started his career at FIS holding various positions. Before becoming Managing Director in 2008, he worked as proxy for Sales and Marketing.

 

First of all, he was responsible for document management and FIS/edc, Sales and Marketing, SAP Support as well as for the FIS-UK and FIS-USA subsidiaries.

 

From August 01, 2011 to June 30, 2012 he was responsible for the SAP, Technical Wholesale and Industry Business Unit (Consulting, Customer Development Projects, Product Design and Development, Sales and Marketing and Support) apart from his duties as managing director and his responsibilities for the FIS-UK and FIS-USA subsidiaries.

 

On July 01, 2012, Ralf Bernhardt assumed overall responsibility as managing director of the FIS Group after the sudden and unexpected death of company founder Gert Lang in June 2012.

Wolfgang Ebner

 

 

After his training as an industrial clerk, Wolfgang Ebner studied business administration at Fachhochschule Würzburg. He started his professional career at FAG Kugelfischer KGaA in Schweinfurt working on different SAP projects.

 

Since 1992, he has been working at FIS. At first, he supported various customer projects focusing on the Sales and Distribution module. Currently, he works as head of the Product Design department with collective power of attorney and is responsible for developing our FIS solutions.

 

In August 2011, he assumed overall responsibility of the Smart Products Business Unit. In April 2015, Wolfgang Ebner became Managing Director.

Frank Schöngarth

Frank Schöngarth, Graduate Engineer in Economics, started his career in the automotive industry after leaving Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt in 1983. As from 1986, he gained comprehensive experience in the IT sector at FAG Kugelfischer KGaA working in different divisions as a sub-project manager as well as project manager for the implementation of SAP R/2 in the fields of Materials Management, Product Planning and Scheduling and Sales and Distribution.

 

Since FIS was founded in 1992, Frank Schöngarth has been working as Managing Director being responsible for project management, project coaching as well as sales and acquisition support.

Dieter Ball

After his IT studies, Dieter Ball started to study industrial engineering at Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

 

In 1995, he started his professional career at FIS as an SAP consultant. After having held various positions as team leader and deputy head of department, Dieter Ball was appointed head of the Consulting SAP, Technical Wholesale & Industry department and became responsible for all national and international activities of the FIS consultants for the technical wholesale. In addition, he was also responsible for IT security at FIS. At the end of 2011, he was given collective power of attorney.

 

In April 2015, Dieter Ball was given overall responsibility for the SAP, Technical Wholesale and Industry Business Unit.

Christian Lang

Christian Lang studied European Business Studies at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg including study visits at Universidad de Barcelona and College of Charleston.

 

Having successfully completed his studies, the graduate businessman took part in the Siemens Graduate Program, a Group-wide program supporting the development of future leaders offered by Siemens AG. International assignments gave him an insight into the core areas Development, Logistics as well as Sales and Marketing. Most recently, he was project leader in the strategic supply chain management.

 

On January 01, 2013, Christian Lang joined the FIS management team. As head of the Corporate Functions, he is responsible for Accounting, Controlling, Human Resources, Law, Marketing and Quality Management.

Management Team

Werner Gößmann

Werner Gößmann studied business administration at university in Würzburg. In 1986, he started his professional career as a business graduate at FAG Kugelfischer KGaA in Schweinfurt working on IT and management.

 

In 1993, he moved to FIS and started his career as a corporate consultant focusing on SAP logistics consulting, migration, programming and training models. Since 2001, Werner Gößmann has held collective power of attorney.

Torsten Hartlieb

After graduating as an engineer in plastics technology at Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Torsten Hartlieb started his career as a freelance consultant and lecturer for crafts software.

 

In 1995, he started his professional career at FIS as a consultant for the SAP SD (Sales and Distribution) module. After having gained first experience in several customer projects, Torsten Hartlieb assumed responsibility for the project management and organization during the SAP implementation at a leading wholesale company for connecting and fastening technology.

 

After numerous successful assignments as project manager, Torsten Hartlieb was appointed Logistics Wholesale team manager of the SAP Consulting department in 2009. In April 2010, he became deputy manager of the department and, in January 2014, he started working as consulting manager for the Logistics I team of the same department.

 

Since Mai 2015, Torsten Hartlieb has been head of the Consulting SAP, Technical Wholesale and Industry department.

Christian Hüsing

After studying mathematics in Frankfurt am Main, Christian Hüsing started his career as deputy head of the DMS (Document Management Systems) Profitcenter at OCR Systemhaus GmbH. In 2005, Christian Hüsing joined FIS and, as a project manager, implemented Smart Product solutions focusing on purchase-to-pay processes in SAP for customers in Europe, the USA and Asia. After working successfully as a Senior Consultant at FIS Information Systems UK Limited based in Manchester, Christian Hüsing became head of the FIS/mpm (Master Data and Price Management) strategic business unit, where he was responsible for product design and development, consulting and support.

 

In November 2014, Christian Hüsing was appointed head of the FIS/EIMSolutions (Enterprise Information Management) department. As head of this newly established department, Christian Hüsing is responsible for development and consulting of the FIS solutions for Enterprise Content Management and master data management.

Jürgen Kober

After having obtained the university entrance qualification, Jürgen Kober started his professional career with training as a management assistant in data processing. During his subsequent studies in informatics, Jürgen Kober completed an internship at FAG Kugelfischer KGaA in Schweinfurt, which later gave rise to FIS. The graduate computer scientist first worked at Lufthansa in the SAP application development. In 1994, he started his career at FIS as an HR consultant focusing on application development and payroll.

 

In 2009, Jürgen Kober assumed responsibility for the management of the FIS/hrd & HCM strategic business unit, which later became a department. Since November 2014, Jürgen Kober has been head of the FIS/hrd & HCM department.

Horst Müller

Horst Müller started his studies in business administration at Fachhochschule Landshut and finished them in Würzburg. During this time, he discovered his interest in IT. Following his studies, he therefore completed training as a management assistant in data processing at Berufliches Schulzentrum für Wirtschaft und Datenverarbeitung in Würzburg.

 

In August 1995, Horst Müller started his career at FIS. He first worked in the project-specific development, where he accompanied numerous projects with renowned FIS customers. Later, he completely focused on data exchange and interfaces in combination with the SAP system. The resulting developments later became the FIS/xee solution. In 2002, Horst Müller was appointed team manager for FIS/xee & EAI and, in 2011, he was given the power of attorney.

 

Since November 2014, Horst Müller has been head of the FIS/xee & EAI department, which became a department in 2014 due to continuous further development.

Dirk Schneider

Dirk Schneider, Graduate in Business Administration, completed his studies at Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt in 1999 before starting his professional career as a product manager at Data Becker GmbH & Co. KG in Düsseldorf being responsible for the conception, design and marketing of consumer software solutions.

 

To face new challenges, Dirk Schneider joined Onventis GmbH as a product manager for SRM solutions at the beginning of 2004. Having worked for almost three years as a product manager, the SRM specialist successfully moved to the key account management where he gained relevant experience in the acquisition of new customers and the management of existing customers in active ONVENTIS sales operations. Due to his promotion to the team leader of Account Management and the creation of a sales team in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Dirk Schneider considerably shaped the sales success.

 

In 2009, Dirk Schneider moved to FIS working as leader of the FIS/edc sales team. With the founding of the Smart Products Business Unit, the sales operations for all SAP add-on products have been centralized. As a result, Dirk Schneider assumed responsibility as team leader for Sales in this business unit. He decisively contributed to the integration of today’s Smart Products into the central sales operations of the newly founded business unit as well as to the building up of its sales organization.

 

On February 01, 2013, Dirk Schneider was appointed Head of Sales and bears overall responsibility for the sales operations of the Smart Products Business Unit. He and his sales team support national and international enterprises of all industries, focusing on medium-sized companies. However, large groups such as AUDI are FIS Smart Products customers as well.

Stephan Wagner

After completing his vocational training in the civil service (middle grade) of district administration, Stephan Wagner worked for the German Federal Armed Forces for 12 years, where he managed the financial issues of approximately 300 soldiers. Subsequently, he started a vocational training to become a business data processing specialist at the "Berufliches Schulzentrum für Wirtschaft und Datenverarbeitung" in Würzburg.

 

In 1998, Stephan Wagner started his career at FIS as a development consultant. As from 2002, he assumed responsibility as Deputy Head of the Consulting Development/ABAP department. Until the middle of 2005, he worked in diverse projects as a subproject leader. Afterwards, he joined the FIS/wws Product Development department. As from 2006, he was responsible for product development in the area of FIS/wws and FIS/mpm as a team leader. Since 01 August 2011, he has been working as Head of Department in the area of Customer Development Projects.

 

 

Horst Werner

After his training as an engineering draughtsman, Horst Werner, Graduate Engineer in Economics, started his professional career at FAG Kugelfischer KGaA in Schweinfurt in 1988.

 

After leaving Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt, he moved to FIS in 1997 where he worked at first as a development consultant for the FIS/xee product.

 

In 2002, Horst Werner assumed responsibility for product development and market launch of FIS/eSales and was appointed leader of the FIS/eSales team that same year.

 

Since May 01, 2012, he has been working as head of the FIS/WebSolutions department which merged the FIS/eSales and FIS/crm products on an organizational level.

Joachim Wittek

Joachim Wittek studied industrial engineering at the Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt and joined FIS in 1993. Until 2001, Wittek was responsible for numerous customer projects in the SAP SD area and, since then, for the FIS/wws product design as well. In 2003, he was appointed team leader of the FIS/wws product design. As head of department, Joachim Wittek has assumed responsibility for FIS/wws Product Design and Development since 2013.

Angelika Wolf

After her vocational training at VR-Bank, Angelika Wolf worked in the advertising media industry for 10 years. At the end of this period, she was responsible for a team of 30 employees working on scheduling and planning. Next, she studied business informatics at “Berufliches Schulzentrum für Wirtschaft und Datenverarbeitung” (= Occupational training center for commerce and data processing) in Wurzburg.

 

In 1995, Angelika Wolf started her career at FIS as consultant for Sales and Distribution and became project manager of various projects. She later worked as proxy of the Application Support department. Since August 01, 2011, she has been responsible for the Support department within the Technical Wholesale (FIS/wws) Business Unit.

Martin Zidek

Martin Zidek completed his training as management assistant in wholesale and foreign trade at the technical wholesaler Adolf Fähnle GmbH in Esslingen. He held various positions in this company before he became head of the Plastics department. During this time, he completed his extra-occupational studies in business administration at VWA, Stuttgart.

 

After having finished his studies, he moved to RWG GmbH in Stuttgart, which operated as a data center for cooperatives. In his function as an SAP consultant – at first for SAP R/2, later for R/3 and cash solutions – Martin Zidek implemented ERP solutions at agri-business and wine-grower cooperatives. In 1999, Martin Zidek moved to Plaut Consulting GmbH, being responsible for the entire sales cycle of commerce and wholesale.

 

Two years later, he moved to Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH and marketed the FIS products and services as partner sales.

 

On September 01, 2008, Martin Zidek moved to FIS working as Head of Sales and Marketing. At the beginning of 2011, he was given the collective power of attorney.

 

Since March 01, 2012, he has been responsible for Sales within the SAP, Technical Wholesale and Industry Business Unit.