Peter Krause studied Physics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with an emphasis on ion and electron physics. After working as a development engineer in the field of ion implantation, he acquired extensive knowledge of MEMS sensors at Technische Universität Berlin. At the "Institute for Microperipheric Technologies", he was responsible for development of microsensors and actuators. Since 1999, Peter Krause has headed the piezoresistive pressure sensor chips area at First Sensor as Managing Director. In 2013, he assumed joint management of the Business Unit Industrial with Olaf Hug.
Olaf Hug studied Medical Engineering in the Department of Physics/Mathematics at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin, with special emphasis on imaging methods. As a development engineer, he specialized in the detection of ionizing radiation and developed detectors for gamma-ray spectroscopy. Success in sales the gamma probe systems led him to assume worldwide Sales Management of First Sensor AG in 2005, with an initial focus on optical sensor solutions, followed in 2011 by pressure, level and flow rate sensors. In 2013, he assumed joint management of the Business Unit Industrial with Peter Krause.
Dr. Matthias Peschke completed his degree in Physics at TU Darmstadt and wrote his doctorate on the topic of "The mode of operation and technology of gas-sensitive field-effect transistors." Dr. Peschke is a recognized expert for, inter alia, the qualification of a variety of technologies, the development and implementation of series production processes, and transnational technology transfers and synchronizations. As head of the Competence Center Production, Dr. Matthias Peschke is responsible for the entire production within First Sensor AG with 450 employees at 4 production sites.
Wilhelm Prinz von Hessen studied Mechanical Engineering in Munich. He then worked for a German supplier of automobile electronics and mechatronics, where his responsibilities included the planning and installation of new production lines as well as process development and introduction for electronics production. Following this, he relocated to the USA for five years, where he was able to utilize and consolidate his expertise for the development of turnkey production lines and the associated production processes. In 2001, Wilhelm Prinz von Hessen returned to Germany and came aboard what is today First Sensor Microelectronic Packaging GmbH as Managing Partner. With the foundation of the current First Sensor Mobility GmbH in 2006, he laid the foundation stone for First Sensor AG's automotive expertise, refining and consolidating this continuously as head of the Business Unit Mobility.
Claus Biernoth studied industrial engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) at the TU Berlin and earned an MBA from Instituto de Empresa Madrid. He began his professional career in sales management in the USA. In recent years Claus Biernoth has been responsible for the business development of companies worldwide. He is a well-known expert in component and system distribution in the field of automation technology as well as in mechanical and plant engineering and since April 2016 Vice President of Sales and part of the management team of the First Sensor Group.