Lawo’s management team: Andreas Hilmer (CMO), Jamie Dunn (CCO), Claus Gärtner (CFO and ‘Vorstand’), Claudia Nowak (CFO and ‘Vorstand’), Phil Myers (CTO), Ulrich Schnabl (COO) and Christian Lukic (CSCO)
Germany - Lawo has announced the expansion of its executive management board. Effective 1 November, Claus Gärtner joins Claudia Nowak (CFO and ‘Vorstand’), Jamie Dunn (CCO), Andreas Hilmer (CMO), Christian Lukic (CSCO), Phil Myers (CTO) and Ulrich Schnabl (COO).
“I have a strong passion for high-tech and high-quality products, and I enjoy working for family-owned companies because they allow for sustainable long-term strategies and fast decision-making. Joining Lawo as ‘Vorstand’ and CFO and being part of the company's exciting journey in transforming media infrastructure technology was an opportunity I couldn't pass up,” says Claus Gärtner.
Gärtner's international career has seen him work with Rheinmetall, Smiths-Heimann and Heidelberg Engineering Group, where he held key executive positions and contributed significantly to the growth and success of each company. He holds a master’s degree in economics.
“I am delighted to welcome Claus,” said Claudia Nowak. “I will be retiring next September after more than 35 years with the company. In Claus we have found a great fit for the company and the management team, and I’m looking forward to working with him over the next eleven months in our joint role as Chief Financial Officer and ‘Vorstand’ to prepare for a smooth transition of my responsibilities.”
Claudia Nowak will leave the company in September 2024 but will remain associated with Lawo by joining the company’s supervisory board.

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