Management Board of the Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG
Dr. Eric Taberlet
Dr. Eric Taberlet has been Chairman of the Pfeiffer Vacuum Management Board since November 2017, has occupied the position of Chief Sales Officer since January 2019, and as Chief Technology Officer since July 2019. He was previously President of the Business Unit Semiconductor & Coating. Dr. Eric Taberlet commands 30 years of experience in vacuum technology. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Hydraulique in Grenoble (France). Subsequently, he received his PhD in a co-operative project of Institut Polytechnique in Grenoble and M.I.T. in Cambridge (USA). After his studies, he started his career at the vacuum division of Alcatel (later adixen), which was acquired by Pfeiffer Vacuum in 2011. In his free time, Dr. Eric Taberlet likes to ski and cycle.
Nathalie Benedikt has been CFO of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG since 2017. She studied at the Cooperative State University Mannheim and holds a degree in Business Administration. She then worked for an international insurance company before she joined Pfeiffer Vacuum’s controlling & finance department in 2000, which she eventually headed successfully. From 2013 to 2014, Nathalie Benedikt already was CFO of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG. Subsequently, she became a member of the Management Board of an industrial coatings company. Her responsibilities in this position covered the areas controlling and finance, human resources, marketing and communications as well as IT. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and in nature.
Wolfgang Ehrk is COO of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG since January 2020. He initially trained as an industrial mechanic. Continuing his vocational training, he became a master tradesman (foreman) and a time and motion study technician (REFA). He then studied for a degree in industrial engineering at the Südwestfalen University of Applied Sciences, where he graduated as an industrial engineer. In his professional life, he gained 26 years of experience in the vacuum industry. At Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, he held a variety of management positions until 2016, most recently eight years as Managing Director/COO. Prior to joining Pfeiffer Vacuum, he spent 3.5 years as Managing Director/COO for Chiron Group SE, a leading manufacturer of CNC-controlled machining centers. He enjoys spending his leisure time with his family or doing sporting activities such as jogging and cycling.