Management | Wachtel GmbH

The heads behind WACHTEL GmbH

Oliver Frey

Mr. Frey has been the majority shareholder and managing director of Wachtel GmbH since October 1, 2013. Born in 1967 in Stuttgart, Abitur at the Max-Born-Gymnasium for natural sciences in Backnang, subsequent business studies in Stuttgart. MBA in business management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, Paris.

Following Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt, joining the private equity industry: Member of the executive board of Allianz Capital Partners in Munich and director of CINVEN in London and Frankfurt. Formerly member of the board of directors of Dematic Logistics, Klöckner Pentaplast Packaging, Sdu/juris Publishing and Euromedia. Most recently managing director of BOA Holding GmbH, a manufacturer of expansion joints and bellows made of stainless steel for numerous industrial applications.

David Holzwarth

David Holzwarth was born in Würzburg in 1975. After studying law at the universities of Würzburg, Cairo and Bonn and serving a legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Düsseldorf, he successfully passed the 2nd German State law examination in 2006. He subsequently began working with an international certification company where, as Associate Director, he was responsible for the personnel & law sectors and in charge of setting up and expanding foreign subsidiaries.  Before joining WACHTEL David Holzwarth was a member of the board of a medium-sized medical engineering company where he was primarily responsible for the sales, personnel and IT sectors. He is now a member of the WACHTEL Management Board in charge of organisational development, introduction of new IT systems and a variety of other responsibilities. Additionally, he is a lecturer at the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences for the faculty Business Administration and (Business) Management.

Günter Wachtel

Born in 1939 in Düsseldorf, attended school at the Lessing Gymnasium, Düsseldorf. He studied mechanical engineering at the Krefeld University of Applied Sciences. On account of the death of his father in 1964 he discontinued his studies early and subsequently took over his father's craft business having five employees. Today Mr. Wachtel remains a partner, having retired from operational affairs but continuing to contribute with his many years of experience in the industry and also as chairman of the advisory board.