Klemens joined ERS in 1992 after his graduation from the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna (Austria). He’s been with the company for 25 years, and has been our CEO since 2001. Today he’s mostly in charge of research, innovation and product development.
He’s the inventor of the AirCool® family of ERS Thermal Chucks and owner of many patents in Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging manufacturing equipment, with more than 10 years of experience in thermal debonding and warpage adjustment. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and motorcycling in the Austrian Alps.
Laurent is the CSMO and CEO of ERS electronic GmbH, and is in charge of our Sales, Marketing, Applications and Business Development team.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, and has held leadership positions in renowned companies such as Texas Instruments and Infineon, as well as in high-tech start-ups. Laurent has an MBA from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises of Aix-en-Provence (France), is the father of 5 children and an avid skier.
Mark joined ERS as Chief Financial Officer at the start of 2022. Prior to joining ERS, Wachter served as Head of Controlling and Finance for Beissbarth GmbH. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Nürtingen-Geislingen and brings with him more than 20 years of experience from financial positions and executive roles in automotive and manufacturing companies.
Elena is our Head of Human Resources and joined ERS in 2022.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Communication from the University of Applied Languages. After her studies, Elena acquired professional experience from various Human Resources positions in different companies in Munich.
Outside of work, she enjoys travelling around the world and getting to know new cultures.
Denise is ERP Program Manager at ERS. She has taken on a variety of tasks in different roles since the beginning of her career, including purchasing, production planning, order processing, and logistics. For the past 11 years, she worked in the manufacturing industry for a company specializing in devices for the measurement of nuclear radiation. In addition to holding a certification in the Kaizen Lean Green Belt, Denise has also completed vocational training in Business Management and Project Management.
Sebastien joined ERS in 2020 as Key Account Director and Quality Director. He has more than 15 years of experience in the semiconductor testing industry, most recently working as Technical Director (including Quality department) in a Probe Card company’s European subsidiary. Sebastien has a French Engineering degree from Ecole des Mines d’Ales as well as an International Master degree in Automotive Engineering from Chalmers University in Sweden.
In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, skiing, or scuba diving in warm waters.
Joshua joined ERS in 2018 and is today Vice President of ERS electronic and Head of the ERS Great China Region, based in Shanghai, China. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, has been Vice President in two different IC design companies, and has over 10-year Sales & Marketing Development experience from Texas Instruments. Joshua has a Bachelor Degree in Electrics Engineering (EE) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Master Degree in EE from Tsinghua University. He is a hiking amateur.
Debbie Claire Sanchez
Debbie is the Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging Equipment Strategic Product Manager. She has worked for more than seven years in the field of wafer level packaging, both fan-in and fan-out. Debbie Claire Sanchez worked with Deca Technologies for seven years in a variety of important roles such as Sr. Research And Development Engineer and Process Development Engineer Staff. Debbie holds a Masters’ degree in physics from Mindanao State University. In her free time, she likes to do python programming on data analysis, travelling to tropical destinations and painting.
Thomas re-joined ERS in 2021 as the new R&D Director, having previously worked for ERS from 2015 as CAD Design Engineer and from 2017 to 2019 as Chief of Design Engineering. He is the designer of the AirCool® PRIME and various other chuck systems. Thomas has a Master’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering and has been involved in custom product development for over 10 years. He is a father of one child and a trainer for historical European martial arts.
Regine is our Regional Sales Manager for Europe, Japan and SEA. With more than 17 years of sales experience for materials and machines for the semiconductor industry, she joined ERS in 2018. Regine holds a master in Business Administration from the University of Cologne (Germany). She is the mother of one child and enjoys horse-riding and other outdoor activities in her free time.
Mr. Krafthoefer is ERS America’s Sales and Marketing Director. With over 20 years of sales experiences, Mr. Krafthoefer has held worldwide sales and marketing positions with Texas Instruments, Diodes Inc., ams AG and Active-Semi (now Qorvo). For 20 years, Mr. Krafthoefer successfully drove product roadmaps, enabled worldwide sales teams on new products, managing customer accounts and overall product life cycles. Mr. Krafthoefer graduated with a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck, Germany. In his free time, Mr. Krafthoefer likes to do road cycling.
Elke has been our Head of Sales and Order Processing since 2012, and has worked with sales in the electronics and semiconductor industry for more than 20 years. She has a Bachelor in Foreign Trade, and has extensive knowledge of automotive and environmental standards from the time she worked as a Quality Management Consultant.
Sophia Mee-Eun Oldeide
Sophia joined ERS as our PR and MarCom manager, after having finished her Bachelor in Business Administration at Lancaster University. She grew up in Oslo, Norway, and has lived in four different countries before settling down in Munich. In her free time she enjoys hiking, learning new languages and reading.
If you have any questions regarding press releases, events and fairs, website content or magazine contributions, feel free to contact her!
Michael joined ERS in 2014 as a mechanic in our chuck manufacturing department. Since then, he has worked in different positions and departments in the company, accumulating knowledge and gaining experience with practically all of our products. This made him the perfect candidate for the position as Head of Service and Repair, to which he was promoted in 2021. Outside of ERS he enjoys quality time with friends and likes to go to the cinema and watch movies.