Friedhelm Steinhilber

Friedhelm Steinhilber
Friedhelm Steinhilber
Chairman Of The Board, BDT Products

Friedhelm Steinhilber, born on 30 October 1949, finished his studies as industrial clerk in 1968. He was then employed as commercial employee in a local company, the Bechtold KG in Rottweil, Germany. Early on he recognised his preference for technology and product design and joined BDT in 1970. BDT was founded as a distribution company for office equipment in 1967 by his father Helmut Steinhilber. Friedhelm Steinhilber was mainly responsible for the development of the technical area, the international sales structure as well as the expansion of the product portfolio of BDT. In 1979 he become CEO of BDT and developed the company to an international market leader in its two business units, paper handling and storage automation. He is the founder of almost 100 patents and represents the innovative strength and experience of BDT. Furthermore he sits on the advisory boards of a German bank, the Volksbank in Rottweil and a German company, the Grau Data AG. Since October 2013 Friedhelm Steinhilber is the Chairman of the Board at BDT Media Automation GmbH.