Funk – a family-run company
As an extended family-run company, members of the founding family as well as excellent management personalities have been active members of the Management Board since 1879. In 1970 after the founding phase and World War I and II, Klaus-Ulrich Funk and Dr Wolfgang Bühler became Managing Partners. In 1980 the company transitioned from its third to its fourth generation, consisting of Dr Leberecht Funk, Dr Jörg-Heiner Funk and Dr Dieter Schwanke.
The Managing Partners today are Thomas Abel, Christoph Bülk, Yorck Hillegaart and Claudius Jochheim. In 2012 the shareholders started the next transition from the fourth to the fifth generation, consisting of Dr Anja Funk-Münchmeyer, Alexander Funk, Robert Funk and Bernhard Schwanke. Family members Dr Anja Funk-Münchmeyer, Alexander Funk and Bernhard Schwanke have been members of the Management Board since 2016.
In 2021, the circle of managing partners consisting of Thomas Abel, Christoph Bülk, Yorck Hillegaart, and Claudius Jochheim is expanded: Ralf Becker, Dr. Anja Funk-Münchmeyer, Hendrik F. Löffler and Bernhard Schwanke are appointed to the management. Ralf Becker and Hendrik F. Löffler join the circle of Funk partners. The successful company history is continued in the 5th generation in close cooperation with the partners Alexander Funk, management, and Robert Funk.