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Our Leadership

Learn more about our executive team of the BIO-4 Group companies.

BIO-4 Umwelttechnik GmbH

BIO-4 Austria is a privately held Austrian company which was founded in 2006 by Christian Becker and Gerald Pichler in order to create a structure for BIO-4 international growth and to secure and improve Austrian operations.

Christian Becker (President)

In his position, Christian is responsible for managing BIO-4 Austrian operation, for strategy setting and for all technical operation and R&D within the BIO-4 Group.

Christian established BIO-4 in 2002 to commercialize the BIOCOS® technology, an innovative waste water treatment solution that he co-invented with Prof. Ingerle at the Institute for Environmental Technologies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Christian has a passion for water technologies. He has more than 20 years experience with processes and systems for water treatment and water supply. All major BIOCOS® pilot plants and all first reference plants in countries outside of Austria were successfully installed, set into operation and supported by Christian.

Christian graduated with a Diploma in Process- and Environmental Engineering at the Management Center Innsbruck, Austria.

Gerald Pichler (Executive Vice President)

Gerald is co-founder of BIO-4 Austria focusing on BIO-4 international expansion. He is responsible for identifying new opportunities and to develop them into sustainable businesses for the company.

Before working with Christian to establish BIO-4, Gerald had been running his own company “ecoseven consulting”. Earlier, he worked as a Project Manager on international projects at KTW Software & Consulting, one of Austria's largest IT consulting firms.

Gerald graduated with a Diploma in Process- and Environmental Engineering at the Management Center Innsbruck. He is also certified by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, where he graduated from the Export General Consulting Program.

BIO-4 México S.A. C.V.

BIO-4 Mexico S.A. C.V. is BIO-4 first major overseas affiliated company. BIO-4 Mexico has been established to build up a strong Mexican operation and to expand BIO-4 market presence into other Latin and South American markets. BIO-4 Mexico is incorporated under Mexican law.

Christian Epp (President)

Christian holds the positions of President of BIO-4 Mexico. He is a co-founder of the company. In his capacity, Christian is responsible for all of BIO-4 marketing and sales activities as well as for public relations in Latin and South America.

Besides his position at BIO-4 Mexico, Christian has been the Director Latin and South America for Tilke, a German architectural firm specializing in the design of car race tracks, since 2004. Prior to his work in Latin America, Christian worked for several years at A.T. Kearney in Germany consulting Fortune 500 companies especially in the automotive industry.

Christian graduated with a Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Robert Suesse (Executive Vice President)

As co-founder of BIO-4 Mexico, Robert has taken on responsibility for all finance and accounting matters including planning as well as for administration and human resources. He also leads all major corporate development initiatives that play a key role in BIO-4 Mexico's continuous growth.

Before joining BIO-4, Robert was Vice President Corporate Development Asia for the Plastics Technology Division of SMS AG, a German industrial equipment manufacturer. Previous to his work at SMS, Robert worked five years at the German management consulting firm Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Robert earned an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and a Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany.

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