Uwe Väth has assumed control over operations of the Schenck Process Group, effective April 1, 2015.
In this role, Väth will be responsible for global manufacturing, supply chain, and purchasing, and will report to Andreas Evertz, president and CEO. At the same time, he will become joint managing director acting from the company headquarters of the Schenck Process GmbH, which plays the leading and coordinating role for all European countries as well as Russia and parts of Africa. Väth comes from the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
This appointment reflects the importance of operations for the Schenck Process Group. In the future, Horst Klein will take on responsibility as the vice president purchasing, ensuring continuity and further development. In this capacity, he shall report directly to Väth.
“Thanks to his comprehensive expertise and many years of experience in the area of operations, he will intensively drive the development of the Schenk Process Group forward,” said Evertz. “Through his activities as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he has already gained insights into our company, meaning that both sides can seamlessly build upon this cooperation. I'm very pleased to welcome him as part of the management team,”
A graduate engineer, Väth worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG in Frankfurt am Main for many years, where he had been a partner since 2011. He had also built up the Strategy and Operations division and oversaw projects in the areas of purchasing, supply chain, production and tool manufacturing, quality, and logistics. International customers - both small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations alike - which are active in the areas of industrial production, process industry, and plastics processing are catered to here.
From the corporate world, Väth gained extensive experience at Braun AG, today a subsidiary of Procter and Gamble Group, and most recently as head of process and quality engineering production. Furthermore, he holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston University/University of Würzburg.
Schenck Process is a global market leader in solutions for measuring and process technologies in industrial weighing, feeding, conveying, screening, and automation. Schenck Process develops, manufactures, and markets a full range of solutions, products, systems, and components that combine process engineering expertise and proven technologies. The company was founded in 1881 by mechanical engineer Carl Schenck and is based in Darmstadt, Germany.
For related articles, news, and equipment reviews, visit our Equipment Zones