Management board - a strong team
At Mack Automation, top quality, reliability and innovation go hand in hand to make your business or project a success. This has been company founder and owner Karl Mack’s objective since 1974. And because success at Mack Automation relies on combining excellent teamwork with reliable and competent individuals, we would like to introduce our board of managers in greater detail.
Karl Mack - founder & owner, Business Executive
After successfully completing a craftsman exam to become a master electrician, Karl Mack founded the Elektro Mack GmbH in Baindt, Baden-Württemberg in 1974. Over the following years and with great personal commitment, Karl Mack supported the development and growth of the Elektro Mack. He founded the first branch in Thuringia in 1990 after the Berlin Wall came down, before taking over the company ruhlamat from a trust a year later. ruhlamat GmbH became Karl Mack’s next obsession over the next few years before the group added another member through the purchase of SMR GmbH in 1998. This was followed by the founding of a subsidiary in China, ruhlamat Suzhou, which made it possible to serve international project inquiries faster and more comprehensively. Currently Karl Mack is predominantly active in the management of the company as an advisor.
Thomas Mack - Business Executive
After successfully completing a degree in business administration and an earlier apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic, Thomas Mack started in 2000 as an assistant to the management at ruhlamat GmbH. Since January of 2004, Thomas Mack has been at the head of the family business. His years as the business manager have been characterized by the further structuring and establishment of the "Mack Group". In 2018 it consists of the three different companies: ruhlamat GmbH, Mack Automation GmbH and SMR Sondermaschinenbau GmbH. Under his leadership, ruhlamat GmbH has grown into an international company with seven branches throughout the world.
Wolfgang Keßler - Business Executive
After his vocational training as a mechanical engineer and subsequent extra-occupational distance learning with a focus on system and automation technology, which he successfully completed as a state-certified technician, Mr. Wolfgang Kessler started at a leading company in the special machinery construction industry, initially as a project manager and then took on more and more responsibility as head of overall assembly. In 2010, he joined the management team as deputy site manager. From 2015 to 2019, he served as managing director and technical director.
In 2019, Wolfgang Kessler moved to what was then Elektro-Mack as head of the newly integrated special machine construction division, which he played a key role in building up, a move that was to be reflected in the company's image in 2021 when the name was changed from Elektro Mack to Mack-Automation. Since 2020, he has been the managing director of Mack Automation.