Dr. Bodo Richter


A great team needs great leadership. This guaranties innovation and quality.

Dr. Bodo Richter



After finishing his degree studies with a diploma in physical chemistry from the University of Bielefeld Bodo went to Berlin to continue his studies at the Fritz-Haber-Institute. He received a doctor´s degree from the Humboldt University with a thesis about  surface science. This subject led him to a manufacturer of devices for surface analysis, where he started his professional career in 2002. Here he worked in different functions, with his last position being a production manager. Bodo took over the same position when he joined APE in 2010. Together with Cornelia Kiecker he was appointed chief executive officer in January 2015.