Director of Sport & Lifestyle Segment, Chief Executive of Rodale-Motor-Presse
Born in 1964, Henry Allgaier started his career on the journalistic side of publishing in 1984, studying Journalism, History and Politics in Dortmund. His first experience of working in a publishers was gained through his apprenticeship at the Westdeutscher Allgemeine Zeitung. After the completion of his degree in 1990, the first station of Allgaier’s successful career was as a journalist for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. After five years at the F.A.Z., he joined the Motor Presse Stuttgart, working as Editor for Men’s Health in Hamburg until 1998. Alongside his occupation as Editor for MPS, Allgaier completed an Executive-MBA Degree at the Henley Management College. In January of the following year, he became assistant to the CEO, marking a change from the content side of publishing, to publishing management. After a spell as Director of Business Development in Paris, Henry Allgaier assumed the position of Director of the Motor Presse Stuttgart’s Lifestyle Segment in 2001. In 2002 he became Chief Executive of the joint venture Rodale-Motor-Presse. Henry Allgaier has been in charge of both Sport and Lifestyle segments since January 2009.
Since 1st January 2013 Henry Allgaier is, in addition to his previous duties, responsible for business in China and Poland; and together with Nils Oberschelp is Managing Director of Motor Presse International Verlagsgesellschaft Holding mbH.
Director of Motorbike and Aviation Segments
Peter-Paul Pietsch, born in 1954, studied Business and Economics at the Universität Innsbruck. Following his graduation in 1978, Pietsch completed a series of internships with publishers in Austria, England and the USA. In 1981 Pietsch started work in the licensing department of the Motor Presse Stuttgart. From 1983 to 1985, Peter-Paul Pietsch was Assistant to the Marketing Director. Following his stint in this position he became Publishing Director, thusly becoming a member of the board of executives. In addition to this, he has been on the advisory council for the EuroTransportMedia Verlags- und Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH, an associated company of the Motor Presse Stuttgart, since 1999.