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Executive profiles

Jörg Schäfer

Master Degree in business administration


After studying business administration in Cologne and Los Angeles (USA), Jörg Schäfer worked at various international investment banks in the area of mergers and acquisitions. His primary focus here was on the plant engineering and mechanical engineering sectors as well as the manufacturing industry. Since joining GTP Schäfer in 2006, Jörg Schäfer has been responsible for the commercial areas, exports and sales.



Thomas Schäfer



Prior to graduating from the Rheinische Fachhochschule in industrial engineering, specialising in production engineering, Thomas Schäfer served an apprenticeship to the trade of industrial mechanic, qualifying with distinction. After completing his studies, Thomas Schäfer joined the company in 2000, taking up the post of technical manager. He is concerned primarily with continually improving the efficiency of the production processes by optimising existing facilities and developing new machinery and systems. He is also responsible for product development and technical customer support.



Jürgen-Michael Schäfer

Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.

Jürgen-Michael Schäfer studied engineering from 1966 to 1970 at the Rhineland-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen, specialising in foundry engineering. During the same period, he completed a further course of study in industrial engineering, also graduating in this subject. After completing his studies, Jürgen-Michael Schäfer continued his family’s involvement in the foundry industry in the third generation, taking over sales operations for refractory materials, coatings and exothermic products for use at foundries. He founded GTP Schäfer GmbH in 1988, acting as the company’s managing sole proprietor from the outset