Carl Fruth graduated in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich with a degree in engineering. He started his "additive" career in 1992 at EOS, one of the leading manufacturers of industrial 3D printing equipment worldwide, before founding his own company in 1995. Originally the focus was on rapid prototyping. In 2004, Carl Fruth was one of the first experts in the field of additive manufacturing to recognize the potential that lies in the (serial) production of real end products. The FIT Group has always owed its success story to the entrepreneurial foresight of its CEO Carl Fruth.
Albert Klein, lic.oec. University of St. Gallen, worked for many years in innovation industries in Switzerland and abroad before joining FIT in 2014.
As CFO/CSO of FIT, he is responsible for Finance, Controlling, Legal & Compliance and Strategic Sales.
Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Bonke graduated in mechanical engineering at the TU Munich. Since his beginnings at FIT Production in 2004, he has been fascinated by the possibilities of additive manufacturing. As CTO, he is responsible for all developments within FIT and takes care of the integration of new processes, the continuous improvement of processes, as well as sponsored projects.
After studying business administration, Oliver Cynamon has worked for 10 years as a management consultant and 10 more years in various positions as a member of the board of directors and executive committees and as a managing director in the printing and media industry. He began his additive manufacturing career in 2013 when he founded a start-up company that produced 3D-printed, customizable lifestyle products in the premium segment and sold them via an online shop. Since July 2017, Oliver Cynamon has been part of the FIT team and, as Managing Director of FIT Production GmbH, is now responsible for the additive series AM business as well as for the marketing activities of the FIT companies.
Thomas Geitner has been with FIT from the very beginning and started working for FIT in 1995 with employee number 02. As Managing Director of FIT Prototyping GmbH, he is responsible for the entire business operations in the prototyping business, from customer acquisition to order processing, as well as for the production areas of additive manufacturing of plastic parts and conventional manufacturing of metal and plastic parts, e.g. by various casting processes.
Bruno Knychalla studied architecture and digital construction technologies in Munich, Paris and Sydney and graduated in 2017 as Master of Science at the University of Stuttgart. During his studies, he started working at FIT AG, with his focus of research on the use of additive technologies for automated and optimized construction using generative design and simulation methods. As Managing Director of additive tectonics GmbH, he now manages the FIT subsidiary's business for innovative additive manufacturing solutions in the construction industry and related markets.
After graduating in physics and completing his doctorate as Dr. rer. nat. at the University of Regensburg, Andreas Ziegler worked for many years in medium-sized companies and major international corporations as a development manager, project manager and divisional manager. He joined the FIT subsidiary sintermask GmbH in 2014 and has expanded his field of activity from Head of Research and Development to Managing Director. He is responsible for proprietary software development and factory automation as well as the design and development of company-owned solutions for manufacturing.