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Corporate Management

Dr. Hans J. Langer

Dr. Hans J. Langer
Dr. Hans J. Langer

EOS Founder and CEO EOS Group


Dr. Hans J. Langer is chairman of the EOS Group, a family owned business.


In 1989, Dr. Hans J. Langer founded EOS, with the vision to produce 3D objects directly from CAD data, using laser technology. With a pioneering spirit and an in depth knowledge of market requirements, Dr. Langer expanded the company into an independent and world-leading manufacturer of high-end solutions in the field of additive manufacturing (AM).
Under his leadership, EOS is experiencing continuous growth and now employs more than 1,000 people worldwide. Sustainability, social responsibility and the spirit of innovation are the cornerstones and the driving forces behind its entrepreneurial activities.

The Langer family maintains a dynamic network of partner companies and promising start-ups, and its holding company now comprises more than 20 companies, including SCANLAB GmbH. 
Dr. Langer is a laureate of the Bavarian State Medal and received the German Innovation Prize in 2007. In 2015, Manager Magazine awarded him the Game Changer Award, and commended EOS as "an excellent example of technical innovation and entrepreneurial spirit."

After studying Physics at the Technical University of Munich, he was awarded a PhD in Laser Technology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich in 1980.

Prior to the founding of EOS, Dr. Langer was active in research at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, and Managing Director at General Scanning GmbH.

In his spare time, Dr. Langer is a passionate glider pilot and a lover of classical music. He lives near Munich with his family.

Dr. Tobias Abeln

Dr. Tobias Abeln
Dr. Tobias Abeln

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Since August 2011, Dr. Tobias Abeln is in charge of technical management including research & development, production and quality management. In April 2013, he was appointed as a member of the EOS management, focusing on the further expansion of the EOS innovation and quality leadership. After studying mechanical engineering at Stuttgart University, Dr. Abeln completed his PhD in engineering at the Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW) in Stuttgart, specializing in laser material processing. Subsequently, he held different management positions in internationally leading companies producing special machines and machining centers.


Dr. Adrian Keppler

Dr. Adrian Keppler
Dr. Adrian Keppler

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Since October, 1, 2013, Dr. Adrian Keppler serves as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) the overall responsibility for Sales, Service, and Marketing/Business Development. Prior, he led the EOS Global Strategy and Business Development as Managing Director since 2011. Since 2000 up until he joined EOS he was in charge of a number of strategic and operational executive functions at Siemens AG. He first studied Geotechnical Engineering, then Economics and started his professional career 1994 at a Swiss Engineering company.


Eric Paffrath

Eric Paffrath
Eric Paffrath

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Eric Paffrath joined EOS in February 2016 as part of the corporate management team. As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) he has the overall responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Contract Management and Facility Management. Before joining EOS, he held different, national and international management positions in finance, both in public accounting/consulting as well as business operations manager and CFO in the Healthcare industry. Eric Paffrath studied business administration at the University of Passau and at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mayence. 


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