ElringKlinger AG

Reiner Drews

Chief Operating Officer

Personal details

  • Born 1969
  • Member of the Management Board (Chief Operating Officer)


  • Having completed his vocational training as a toolmaker, Reiner Drews studied production technology at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences
  • Master of Business Administration degree (MBA, International Marketing) from the European School of Business Reutlingen

Professional career

Reiner Drews began his professional career in 1995 at Ottemeier Datentechnik GmbH in Lage. This was followed by the role of Plant Manager at Isringhausen GmbH & Co. KG in Lemgo and, from 2000 onward, the position of Technical Manager at König & Meyer GmbH & Co. KG in Wertheim. Between 2001 and 2006, he was employed as Head of Production – Automotive at Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH in Neckartenzlingen. Reiner Drews joined ElringKlinger AG in September 2006 as Head of Specialty Gaskets Division. From July 2016 onward, he also held the post of Head of Cylinder-head Gaskets Division. Effective from April 1, 2018, Reiner Drews was appointed to the Management Board of ElringKlinger AG as Chief Operating Officer.

Member of the Management Board of ElringKlinger AG

  • Since: April 1, 2018
  • Appointed until: March 31, 2026


  • Business Units: Lightweighting/Elastomer Technology, Metal Forming & Assembly Technology, Metal Sealing Systems & Drivetrain Components
  • Corporate Units: Production, Quality & Sustainability Management, Real Estate & Facility Management, Product Risk Management, Tool Shop/Technology
  • German locations of ElringKlinger AG
  • Group Companies (responsibilities for the individual companies are shared among the members of the Management Board)
Reiner Drews