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The management team at Keller & Kalmbach GmbH focuses on increasing customer satisfaction, continuous optimization of business processes, maintaining independence as a family business, as well as keeping employees both satisfied motivated. As a traditional and future-oriented company, Keller & Kalmbach stands for reliability, stability, innovation, and quality - both in terms of its products and in its daily actions. The company motto of fit.fair.friendly brings tis altogether.

Hans van der Velden joined Keller & Kalmbach in March 2020 as CEO. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. In addition to sound technical expertise and comprehensive knowledge in the field of marketing and Industry 4.0 / digitalisation, he brings several years of experience in setting up and managing foreign and regional companies. Hans van der Velden is responsible for the areas of quality management, customer logistics and services, marketing, application technology consulting and business innovation and development.

Gerhard Hemmer has been CPO at Keller & Kalmbach since April 2024 and is responsible for purchasing. He has more than 20 years of industry experience and has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in purchasing. His goal is to strengthen competitiveness while creating outstanding added value for our customers.

Rudolf Karl, who has been with Keller & Kalmbach since 1994 and has been CFO since 2008, is responsible for purchasing, finance and IT. He is also responsible for controlling and the central warehouse in Hilpoltstein. In purchasing, the focus is on securing the required quality at prices in line with the market and on finding new procurement sources. In finance, the focus is on ensuring the necessary liquidity and the profitability of the company. In IT, the main focus is on meeting the requirements of Industry 4.0 and creating added value for the customer through lean, IT-supported processes.

Thomas Obermeyer, who joined Keller & Kalmbach in 2007 and has been Managing Director since 2008, is responsible for sales and sales-related functions. This includes regional sales, group customer sales including key account management for industry and automotive suppliers and product management. The focus is on the customer-centric orientation of the company, the optimal support and further development of customers and the satisfaction of customer needs.


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