Executive Board

The Executive Board provides guidance for strategic planning and execution of the Mannheim Medical Technology Cluster’s activities. The Executive Board includes representatives of the City of Mannheim as well as CEOs and managers of local and regional MedTech companies, the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University, Mannheim’s University of Applied Sciences, the Institute for Medical Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute’s project group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology.

In its public hearing in December 2011, the Mannheim city council’s Commission for Economy, Work and Social Affairs agreed on the expansion and management of the Medical Technology Cluster and the establishment of the Executive Board.

The Executive Board is operating in the following composition:

  • Dr. Ludger Bodenbach                                                                                                                              Head Business Development Industry 4.0 & Automation, Roche Diagnostics
  • Matthias Borst
    World Wide VP Commercial Excellence, BD (Becton Dickinson)
  • Dr. Elmar Bourdon
    Manager Cluster Medical Technology
  • Alexander Fink
    General Manager of Metecon
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Ganslandt,                                                                                                                           Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University
  • Prof. Dr. Sergij Goerdt                                                                                                                               Dean of the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Gretz
    Managing Director of the Institute for Medical Technology of Heidelberg University and Mannheim’s University of Applied Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Mathias Hafner
    Vice Rector for Research and Technology Transfer, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
  • PD Dr. Alfred Hahn
    Head of Discovery Research of Abbvie
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Hopf                                                                                                                                      Head of Center for Mass Spectrometry and Optical Spectroscopy (CeMOS), Head of Institute for Instrumental Analytics and Bioanalytics, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences             
  • Prof. Dr. Dietmar v. Hoyningen-Huene
    Rector emeritus of Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Arnim Jost
    General Manager of Cegedim
  • Dr. Max Gisbert Kley
    CEO, Freudenberg Medical Europe GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Björn Maier                                                                                                                                 Department Chair, Health Care Management
  • Christiane Ram
    Head of Office for Economic Development
  • Eric Schaber
    General Manager, SI-Bone
  • Thomas Seiler
    General Manager, subsidiary in Mannheim, Head of central region/ Healthcare of Siemens
  • Yvonne Soyke                                                                                                                                      Manager Cluster Medical Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Jan Stallkamp                                                                                                                              Head of department, Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart/ Head of Fraunhofer PAMB, Mannheim
  • N.N.                                                                                                                                                   Fresenius Medical Care
  • Dr. Karsten Wagner                                                                                                                                   General Manager, Dentsply IH GmbH
  • Dr. Thomas Zenk                                                                                                                                  General Manager of Vitaphone



Dr. Elmar Bourdon                                                                                           Mannheim Medical Technology Cluster
Phone: + 49 621 293 2155
Email: elmar.bourdon@mannheim.de