Thomas Spitzenpfeil is a businessperson who has been at the head of 18 different companies. Currently, he holds the position of Co-Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer at Schenck Process Holding GmbH, Chairman at Carl Zeiss SBE LLC, Chairman at Carl Zeiss GmbH, Chairman for Carl Zeiss Pensions Treuhand e.V., Chairman for Carl Zeiss Japan Co., Ltd., Chief Executive Officer of Carl Zeiss AB and Co-Managing Director at Platin 1425. GmbH.
He is also on the board of Carl Zeiss, Inc. (former Chairman), Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH and Carl Zeiss Beteiligungs GmbH and Chairman of Carl Zeiss Zürich AG.
In the past he occupied the position of Chairman of Brock & Michelsen Invest A, Chief Financial Officer at Zumtobel Group AG, CFO-Hydro Aluminum Rolled Products at Norsk Hydro ASA, Managing Director-Service Center Accounting at VAW Aluminium AG, Head-Works Controlling at Kodak AG, Chairman for Carl Zeiss A, Chairman at Carl Zeiss SAS, Chairman at Carl Zeiss NV SA, Chairman of Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa), Chairman at Carl Zeiss BV, Chairman at Carl Zeiss Ltd., Chairman at Carl Zeiss Ltd., Chairman for Carl Zeiss SpA, Director at Carl Zeiss AG, Principal at Robert Bosch GmbH and Head- Controlling at Viag AG.
Thomas Spitzenpfeil received an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree from Technische Universität Darmstadt.