Management Team

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

Kai Uwe Frühauf

Carcoustics CEO

Kai Uwe Frühauf, born in 1962, is an engineer in mechanical / automotive engineering, business economist (VWA) and has a degree as Master of Business Administration.

After starting his career within the Continental AG, Mister Frühauf worked in various expert and management positions. In his last function as Executive Vice President he was responsible for the business unit ContiTech Vibration Control and its 17 locations worldwide. Within the scope of his activities, he was able to gain extensive experience in the automotive industry and the markets in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

With effect from March 1st, 2020, Mister Frühauf is the CEO of the Carcoustics International GmbH and chairman of the management board.


Georg Brasch

Carcoustics CFO

Georg Brasch, born in 1960, was awarded a degree in business from the University of Bamberg in 1989. He began his professional career in 1990, when he joined the Freudenberg group of companies. He filled a number of roles in the area of financial controlling and also took charge of logistics at one of the company's factories.

From 1999 to 2002 he worked at Freundenberg Far Eastern Spunweb in Tayuan/Taiwan. As CFO, he was responsible for Spunbond's Asian business. In 2002 he headed up the Finance and Administration department of the Freudenberg Nonwovens Group, and in 2004 went on to become CFO of this part of the group.

Since January 2009 Georg Brasch has been CFO of Leverkusen-based Carcoustics International GmbH. 

Martin Berndt

Carcoustics COO

Martin Berndt, born in 1983, holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has also completed a regional degree in East Asia.

At the beginning of his career, he worked as a production manager in China and for Siemens AG in the field of in-house consulting.

In various positions at MD Elektronik GmbH, most recently as Director Operations, he was responsible for setting up several plants in Mexico, China and Bulgaria. In addition, he was Managing Director of the Chinese foreign subsidiary.

As Chief Operating Officer of Carcoustics International GmbH, Mr. Berndt has been the third column of the management since 15 October 2019.