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 in the future, but also today. The FIT group of companies 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 our processes as well as sponsored projects.
After studying business administration, Oliver Cynamon worked for 10 years as a management consultant and then 10 years in various positions as a member of the board of directors, executive committee and managing director in the printing and media industry. He began his path into additive manufacturing in 2013 when he founded a start-up company that produced customizable lifestyle products in the premium segment with 3D printing 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 responsible for the additive series business and marketing of the group of 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 prototype 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 worked at FIT AG, where he researched the use of additive technologies for automated and optimized construction using generative design and simulation methods. He now manages FIT AG's business for 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 management. He is responsible for proprietary software development and factory automation as well as the design and development of company-owned solutions for manufacturing.