Management Team

Responsibility and value-oriented management

Two things go hand in hand for us: passion for our work, and openness in our dealings with one another. We can only achieve ambitious goals if we orient our business activities as a whole in accordance with sustainable standards. This is the foundation of our business approach – in dealings with our employees, customers, and partners.

Oliver Klaeffling
Managing Director

Oliver Klaeffling has been Managing Director of Analytik Jena since February 2023 and is responsible for the entire Analytik Jena Group. In addition to the members of the Executive Board, the heads of the Business Segments and Global Service as well as Quality Management report to him. He studied industrial engineering in the field of technical chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin. He has worked for the pharmaceutical company Merck in various positions in Germany and the USA since 2004. Most recently, he headed the Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt. 

Lars Böttcher
Vice President Technology

Lars Böttcher holds the position of Vice President Technology and is responsible for the areas of Innovation & Technology Development and Product Development. Lars Böttcher has more than two decades of professional experience in management positions, which he acquired primarily at Sartorius. Most recently, he was Head of Product Development at the Sartorius Division BPS.

Uta Cornelius
Vice President Finance

As Vice President Finance, Uta Cornelius is responsible for Controlling and Accounting, Process Controlling, IT and Legal. The graduate economist has more than 20 years of professional experience in various controlling and management functions, e.g at  Air Products Group, Eurofoam and Umicore Group. Most recently, she was commercial manager at Ditsch GmbH.

Bertram Eichhorn
Vice President Operations

As Vice President Operations, Bertram Eichhorn is responsible for the areas of Manufacturing, Logistics and Purchasing. He has been with Analytik Jena since 2018, initially as Director Production and recently as Site Manager at our production site in Ilmenau. Before joining Analytik Jena, Bertram Eichhorn worked in development and project management and for over 15 years as a plant manager in Switzerland, Germany and the USA for SCHOTT AG and HOPPECKE Batterien GmbH & Co. KG.


Grit Petzholdt-Gühne
Vice President Human Resources

Grit Petzholdt-Gühne holds the position of Vice President Human Resources. Her executive scope of responsibility encompasses the central units of Human Resources, Facility Management and Corporate Communications. She had various responsibilities in HR management at Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG and the former DaimlerChrysler Group, before heading human resources at Schott AG and SCHOTT Solar AG in Jena from 2004 to 2013.

Advisory Board

Andreas Krey

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Managing Director of the State Development Corporation of Thuringia (LEG Thüringen) 


Dr. Peter Selders

Member of the Advisory Board

CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group

Dr. Heiner Zehntner

Member of the Advisory Board

General Counsel of the Endress+Hauser Group