Career of Michael Stadler

Michael Stadler – born in 1963 – has worked extremely successfully in various international positions, both as an independent entrepreneur and as an employed manager.

He is generally regarded as an expert in the following technical areas:

  • Drive technology
  • Automation
  • Machine tools
  • Mechanical engineering
Strategic advice on sale of company to investor

Education & Professional background

  • Studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe
  • Completed an MBA, Management and Strategy, at the TSM Business School in the Netherlands
  • Manager in international project management at Mannesmann, later President of the Board of Directors of a gearwheel company in Italy
  • 2002: Founding of the company Stadler Antriebstechnik, Metzingen and Reutlingen
  • Various company acquisitions in the areas of sales, engineering and production

  • 2009: Takeover of the gear manufacturer Graessner, continuation as MS-GRAESSNER GmbH & Co. KG

    Massive investments, strategic realignment and economic restructuring

  • 2018: Sale of the well-positioned and successful company to the Japanese Nidec Group

  • Until 2023: Remain in the Nidec-Graessner company as Managing Director

    Objective: To integrate the group of companies into the international Japanese group. Also to seize the opportunities in the European market as a system provider with the help of Nidec and to further develop the Group in Europe. The joint portfolio has strengthened Nidec Graessner and made it more successful worldwide.

  • Since 2024: Consultant and advisory board member in a group of companies