The Management Team

Encouraging and fostering their engineering people

Philotech is an owner-managed company. Hartwig Dirscherl founded his company in 1987. He and his experienced management team take responsibility for the business divisions and subsidiaries throughout Europe.

Provide yourself an overview of the Management on national and international level.

Philotech International

Head of Management: Hartwig Dirscherl

  • Mr Dirscherl started his career as graduate engineer at the aerospace company VFW-Fokker/MBB where he gained comprehensive experience on different issues concerning aircraft development as well as flight test.
  • 1987 he established Philotech, a medium-sized company for engineering services for aerospace, automotive, telecommunication customers.
  • As Managing Director and proprietor of the company Mr Dirscherl takes care of Corporate Development and Strategy.

Head of Finance: Silvia Wolf-Scherrer

  • Mrs Wolf-Scherrer studied Industrial Engineering at the Technical University Karlsruhe.
  • After she held leading positions in Finance Departments at international companies Mrs Wolf-Scherrer took over 'Finance and Controlling' as well 'HR' at Philotech in 2008.
  • Mrs Wolf-Scherrer is responsible for all commercial and personnel matters of the company.

Philotech Germany

CEO Philotech GmbH: Hartwig Dirscherl

  • Mr Dirscherl started his career as graduate engineer at the aerospace company VFW-Fokker/MBB where he gained comprehensive experience on different issues concerning aircraft development as well as flight test.
  • 1987 he established Philotech, a medium-sized company for engineering services for aerospace, automotive, telecommunication customers.
  • As Managing Director and proprietor of the company Mr Dirscherl takes care of Corporate Development and Strategy.

Head of Philotech Northern Germany: Erwin Stenner

  • After workmanship training as a car mechanic and subsequent 8-year military service in the German Air Force Mr. Stenner studied Business Management in Munich.
  • Mr. Stenner joined our company in 1994 and acquired in the following years an extensive knowledge in the field of RAMS, aircraft development and in various management functions.
  • Since 2013 Mr. Stenner is managing Philotech Northern Germany as well as since 2009 the ‘Systems Engineering’ department.

Head of Philotech Eastern Germany: Sven Bacher

  • After a successful degree in Electrical Engineering at the FH Rosenheim and finishing the MBA & Eng. in Munich Mr Bacher gained within various stations extensive knowledge in the field of software development and testing.
  • In 2006 he took over the challenge of establishing and expanding of the branch office Philotech Eastern Germany as a test centre.
  • Since then Mr Bacher has successfully managed the branch as well the ‘Verification & Validation’ department.

Philotech Spain

CEO Philotech Iberica S.L.: Juan Carlos Verdejo

  • Mr Verdejo holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Madrid Polytechnic University, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Madrid Autónoma University as well as a Finance master’s degree from Madrid Institute of Advanced Finance and Oxford University.
  • Working across manufacturing, quality, procurement, engineering, operations and business development activities at international level for more than 26 years he gained a lot of experiences in key leadership positions mainly for aeronautical sectors.
  • In March 2013, he became CEO of Philotech Ibérica.

Philotech France

CEO Philotech France S.A.R.L.: Matthieu Rivier

  • Mr Rivier studied Business & International Management at KEDGE Business School in Marseille and at FH Bremen. Bi-cultural German-French Mr Rivier worked 6 years for an Engineering supplier in the aircraft industry.
  • With 12 years of international experience in Management, Business Development, and Communication Mr Rivier has two main objectives: the representation of Philotech Group in France and the development of the French subsidiary activities.
  • Since August 2017 Mr Rivier is the CEO of Philotech France.