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Roland Kneer

is the main shareholder and CEO. Born in January 1947 in Allmendingen he trained as a machinist. He completed his subsequent studies as Dipl. Ing. ( FH ) Kunststofftechnik (academic degree for plastics technology). Roland Kneer’s career is also the history of the company Gaplast, which he took over in 1989 as part of a management buy-out. Even today, he is a mentor responsible for the strategic development of the company, the construction of the corporate expansion and for product development. In his leisure time Roland Kneer is flying, sailing, mountain biking and driving classic cars and fast runabouts.

Leonie Kneer

is part of the family business since 1989. Here she started her training as an industrial management assistant and later trained as a process engineer for plastics and rubber. Over the years she has taken care of many areas of the company. She worked as a field worker, later as head of sales. Today she is responsible as managing partner and CSO (Chief Sales Officer) for all sales and related tasks. That means, she is responsible for the sales strategy, as well as for customer care, even for the strategic company alignment together with her colleagues from the management team. As a mother of two children she is a member of the “Health Care Women”. Her hobbies are children, her family and reading.

Stephan Kneer

is part of the company since 2004. After High School in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, he studied plastic technology in Aalen. He finished his university thesis on plastics engineering as a Dipl. Ing. (FH) at BMW AG in Landshut. Later he worked as a test engineer at Audi AG in Ingolstadt in charge of the bumper systems of the Audi A3 and A6. Stephan Kneer is today managing director and as the technical director (CTO) responsible for production, development, quality and IT. This includes the restructuring of business processes and transfer in IT, optimization of the IT operations, technical sales and marketing support, product and process developments with patent applications and much more. He also provides support for Bachelor students, is lecturing at universities, in industry and at trade shows. He also works on the further development of quality management system such as ISO 15378. In his spare time he recovers in mountain biking, cross-country skiing, hiking and sailing.