Since its foundation year in 1899 Miele is owned by the Miele and Zinkann families. All of the 70 subsidiaries are direct successors from their founders Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann.
Both families are engaged in the operative management of the company, together with four non-family board members each with their own portfolio. All Executive Directors are on an equal footing.
All members on the Executive board are equal. From left to right: Dr Markus Miele (Executive Director and Co-Proprietor), Dr Stefan Breit (Technology), Dr Axel Kniehl (Marketing & Sales), Rebecca Steinhage (Human Resources & Corporate Affairs), Dr Reinhard Zinkann (Executive Director and Co-Proprietor) and Olaf Bartsch (Finance & Administration).