Management Team

Our management team is responsible for running the whole Carcoustics Group.


Kai Uwe Frühauf

CEO of Carcoustics

Mr. Kai Uwe Frühauf, born 1962, is a graduate engineer in mechanical engineering / automotive engineering, business economist (VWA) and holds a Master of Business Administration.

Mr. Frühauf was last employed in various specialist and management positions at Continental AG. Since 01.03.2020, Mr. Frühauf has been CEO of Carcoustics International GmbH and Chairman of the Management Board.


Thomas Sundermann

CCO of Carcoustics

Thomas Sundermann, born in 1972, holds a degree in business administration and a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources and Finance.

Mr. Sundermann has held various management positions in the Carcoustics Group since 2004, most recently as VP Human Resources. Since 05.10.2020 Thomas Sundermann has been Chief Commercial Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Carcoustics International GmbH.


Karl M Kicker

Managing Director Interior Solutions

Mr. Karl M Kicker, born in 1974, holds a master's degree in social and economic sciences with a degree in economics.

Mr. Kicker has been in charge of the China region at Carcoustics since 2016 and previously held various specialist and management positions in Europe and China.

As of 01.01.2021 he will take over the management of the customer product segment Interior Solutions.


Horst Lederer

Managing Director Powertrain Solutions

Horst Lederer, born in 1969, is a graduate engineer for plastics technology and science.

Mr. Lederer has been a member of the Carcoustics family (then Illbruck) since 1997 and has since held various specialist and management positions, most recently as head of business unit and technology. As of 01.01.2021 Horst Lederer will lead the customer product segment Powertrain Solutions.


Peter Krause

Managing Director Exterior Solutions

Peter Krause, born 1959, is a mechanical engineer and technical business economist.

Mr. Krause has 30 years of experience in various specialist and management positions in the automotive industry (most recently at ThyssenKrupp). Since February 17, 2007 he has held management positions at Carcoustics and will take over the customer product segment Exterior Solutions on January 1, 2021.



Martin Berndt

Managing Director Business Excellence

Martin Berndt, born in 1983, is a graduate engineer in mechanical engineering and has also completed regional studies in East Asia.

He hold various positions at MD Elektronik GmbH. Mr. Berndt is part of the Carcoustics Group since 2019 and since October, 5th 2020 as Managing Director Business Excellence responsible for the standardization and digitalization of the operational processes of Carcoustics.