DI Rob C.J. van Gils MBA


HAI Holding GmbH


Rob van Gils is the CEO and Managing Partner of HAI Group. HAI is one of the biggest family owned businesses within the European Aluminium Industry. Operating out of 6 locations, one in Romania, four in Germany and headquartered in Ranshofen, Austria. HAI is a well-known brand in aluminium extrusions an billet.

After taking over responsibility as Group CEO Rob has significantly changed the portfolio of HAI group over the last years. Supported by consequent investments in back- and forward integration HAI today covers the whole value chain from recycling, billet production, extrusions and aluminium components for B&C, Industrial Applications and Transportation Industry.

Rob brings to his position a well-established background in mechanical engineering and business administration. Prior to his role as CEO he held several management positions within HAI and AMAG resulting in more than 15 years of experience in the aluminium industry.

Rob holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of applied Sciences in Deggendorf, Germany and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisville.

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