Uwe Väth to Become Vice President Operations of Schenck Process
Uwe Väth (43) shall assume control over Operations of the Schenck Process Group effective April 1, 2015. In this role, he 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. Uwe Väth comes from the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and is switching over directly to the side of the company.
This appointment reflects the enormous importance of Operations for the Schenck Process Group. In the future, Horst Klein will take on responsibility as the Vice President Purchasing and thus ensure continuity and further development. In this capacity, he shall report directly to Uwe Väth.
“Thanks to his comprehensive expertise and many years of experience in the area of Operations, he will intensively drive the development of the Schenck Process Group forward. 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,” says Andreas Evertz.
The graduate engineer Uwe 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 together with his teams 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, he 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.