Renate Pilz, born 1940 in Göppingen, was chairing the company's advisory board from 1975 to 1994. Then she took over the management of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG as a Managing Partner. Together with her daughter Susanne Kunschert and son Thomas Pilz they form the management board. Here, the businesswoman is responsible for Product Management, Sales Management, Customer Support and Marketing. Renate Pilz also stands for the company's internationalisation, it is represented on all continents today.
At the end of 2017 Renate Pilz will retire from her operative role in the Management Board and transfer the management of the company completely to the children.
For her achievements for Baden-Württemberg and its population, she was awarded the Staufer medal in Gold in 2013.