Executive Board

Executive Board Breitenfeld Edelstahl
Executive Board Breitenfeld Edelstahl


With Mag. Gilbert Krenn, Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Graf and Mag. Jürgen Frank in the Executive Board, there is a strong team that's leading Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG.


Mag. Gilbert Krenn (CEO)
He studied Business Administration at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Upper Austria, with his majors being Production & Logistics Management and Corporate Environmental Management. After his graduation from University, he started as a purchasing clerk and assistant at Böhler Edelstahl until he became head of the acquisition department in 2004. The last 10 years, he was an authorized signatory and division manager for Finance & Controlling.

He has been a Member of the Board of Breitenfeld AG since May 2017, and the CEO since July 2019.

Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Graf (CTO)
After his graduation from the HTL in Leoben (Higher Technical Institute) where he had specialized on metallurgy, he stayed in the technological field and successfully completed his studies in metallurgy at the University of Leoben. He set foot in the world of stainless steel when he joined Böhler Edelstahl in Kapfenberg in 2007 - a world that he stayed a part of when he changed to Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG in 2012.

He is the head of the special steel plant in Breitenfeld, the person responsible for research and development, he became the technical manager of the whole Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG, and as such he does not only fulfill his new function with passion and enthusiasm for technology, especially for the production of stainless steel, but he can also look back on 7 years of experience in a leading position.
He has been a Member of the Board at Breitenfeld AG since July 1, 2019 and is responsible for the technical tasks of the company.

Mag. Jürgen Frank (CSMO)
Jürgen Frank studied Business Administration at Karl Franzens University in Graz, as well as in Ireland and America. Important milestones of his career path were his activities at Magna Steyr Fuel Systems, Boxmark World Leather, as well as his occupation as Managing Director at Pankl Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co KG, where he was responsible for sales, purchase and technology.

Since March 2017, he has been contributing his many years of international experience to Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG, first as Managing Director of Breitenfeld Schmiedetechnik GmbH, and as Managing Director of Breitenfeld UK since July 1, 2018. On July 1, 2019, he was appointed a Member of the Executive Board of Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG. As CSMO he is responsible for sales and marketing.