ruhlamat Management Board

The management board of ruhlamat GmbH presently consists of four members: President & CEO, Operational Management, Financial & Administrative Management and Head of Product Management. The management board is characterised by a dual management responsibility model: The operating units in the respective Group areas fall under the line-management responsibility of the individual management board members.

In addition, the management board members take on the transregional responsibility for certain functions with high strategic importance for the company.

Thomas Mack President & CEO


Thomas Mack

President & CEO

Following his apprenticeship as an industrial technician and successful completion of his business management studies, Thomas Mack began working at ruhlamat GmbH as assistant to the executive board in 2000. He has been managing director of the family business since 01.01.2004.

Operational Management

Christian Tipecska

Christian Tipecska

Chief Operations Officer

Since 01.05.2019, Mr. Tipecska has been working as Head of Sales for ruhlamat GmbH, including the coordination of Global Sales of the ruhlamat Group. As of 01.02.2021, Mr. Tipecska has also assumed the duties of Chief Operating Officer. Previously, after studying business administration, he held a management position at an automotive supplier in France and in 1998 took over the family-owned special machine construction company in the third generation. After the successful sale of the company following its restructuring in 2017, Mr. Tipecska then worked for some time as a member of the management before joining ruhlamat.

Financial & Administration Management

New member of ruhlamat management

Dr. Daniel Sandlos

Chief Financial & Administration Officer

Dr. Daniel Sandlos, born in 1984, began his professional career at ruhlamat in 2016. Initially responsible for Finance and Controlling, he was namend Chief Financial & Administration Officer in 2019 and became responsible for all commercial departments of the company. Previously, Mr. Sandlos completed his studies and doctoral program in business administration and worked in various positions in consulting and trading.

Product Management

Matthias Schwartze Head of Product Management

Matthias Schwartze

Head of Product Management

With more than twenty year’s professional experience in Smart Card and Passport Manufacturing Industry the graduate physicist Matthias Schwartze joined ruhlamat in September 2001. He started his career at ruhlamat as Project Manager Software Development. From 2005 to 2010 he held the position as Head of Project Management. As part of the Management Board since 2010 he is responsible for the Product Management.