Board of Directors

The APE Board of Directors consists of two Managing Directors:

The Board of Directors steers APE’s fortunes in a very partner-like leadership style with flat hierarchies. Technologically competent and motivated employees have extensive freedom in their work. Regular, personal and open contact with customers, suppliers and colleagues is seen as a natural prerequisite for successful, partner-like working relationships. Besides technical competence, service orientation is also expected and promoted within the company in every possible way because empathetic recognition of how to manage tasks is one of the key prerequisites for successful collaboration. Moreover, the APE Board of Directors also regards the promotion of quality and environmental awareness as executive priorities, thereby seeing the role model function as its own, undisputed responsibility.

Norbert Reuter

“We live in exciting times with new trends emerging every day!”

Norbert Reuter is an electronics specialist for power systems, electrical and electronics engineer with a focus on process informatics and industrial engineer.

During his career, he has worked at, and in the capacity of, amongst others, Preussag Noell (later Babcock), and Acordis (today ICO) as head of the EMSR department, until joining the APE Board of Directors in 2007. Since then, he has been managing APE Engineering GmbH as managing associate.

Since 2012, Norbert Reuter has been a member of the plenary assembly and Industry Committee of the Aschaffenburg Chamber of Industry of Commerce (IHK). He is married and has two sons. During the little spare time he has, he likes to keep fit with sporting activities.

Thomas Hinninger

“Customer satisfaction is my #1 priority!”

Thomas Hinninger is a diploma engineer of electrical and electronics engineering with a focus on automation technology. During his career, he worked at, and in the capacity of, amongst others, Siemens AG as a project engineer, ABB as head of the project planning and commissioning department in the Pulp&Paper Division, general manager of the then GE Fanuc Deutschland GmbH (meanwhile GE Intelligent Solutions), Vice President Sales & Project Management at Citect Ltd Pty. in the Netherlands where he was responsible for Europe and Middle East, Vice President Product Software Development (End Customers) at Schneider Electric in Australia, and Vice President OEM Segment at Schneider Electric.

Since 2015, Thomas Hinninger has been serving as General Manager at APE Engineering and as the member of the board  responsible for the Software Development / IT Solutions, Sales, Marketing and Strategy division.
As the father of four children, he lives with his wife  near Darmstadt and is, of course, a fan of the local SV-98 soccer team, but also a very active sportsman himself.