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 is the Managing Director of Analytik Jena. He leads the company. The Executive Board, the directors of the business segments and the Director Global Service report to him. Oliver Klaeffling studied industrial engineering at the Technical University of Berlin’s school of technical chemistry. He has held various positions in Germany and the US for pharmaceutical company Merck since 2004. He was most recently head of the Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, Germany. 

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.

Dr. Peter Juschitz
Vice President Operations

As Vice President Operations, Dr. Peter Juschitz is responsible for the areas of Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing, and Quality. He was Technical Director at cooling systems manufacturer AHT Cooling Systems in Rottenmann and for many years before that, CEO of Epcos Kft, based in Szombathely, Hungary. He held many different management positions at the electronics conglomerate Philips over a period of many years.

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.

Dr. Barbara Schaffrath
Vice President Global Sales & Marketing

As Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, Dr. Barbara Schaffrath is responsible for all sales and marketing functions worldwide. With a PhD in biochemistry, she held various management positions at Eppendorf AG from 2007 to 2019. Most recently, she was employed at Brand AG as Sales Director Europe.

Advisory Board

Andreas Krey

Chairman of the Advisory Board
Managing Director of LEG Thüringen


Matthias Altendorf

CEO of Endress+Hauser Group


Dr. Heiner Zehntner

General Counsel of Endress+Hauser Group