Kummert held various management positions at roller bearing manufacturer SKF before joining Koenig & Bauer AG as EVP for production in April 2012. Over the following years, he managed the successful restructuring of production activities at the Würzburg and Radebeul sites. In 2015, he was appointed managing director of the newly founded subsidiary KBA-Industrial Solutions AG & Co. KG. As a member of the group management, he was furthermore responsible for KBA-Gießerei GmbH in Würzburg, KBA-Grafitec in the Czech Republic and Albert-Frankenthal GmbH in southwestern Germany.
Dr. Kraus joined the company as head of production on June 1, 2015 and was subsequently appointed co‑managing director on April 1, 2016. He had previously held management responsibility in several companies of the Bosch group over a period of almost 15 years. Since moving to KBA, he has contributed very actively to further efficiency enhancement in the restructured manufacturing centres.
As managing director of KBA-Industrial Solutions, with a total workforce of approximately 1,000 employees at the plants in Würzburg and Radebeul, Dr. Kraus will be assisted by commercial director Markus Weber and at the Radebeul location by head of production Dr. Imke Kellner.