SICK AG augments Executive Board and positions itself for further growth - Dr. Tosja Zywietz responsible for new Operations portfolio
Waldkirch, 15 January 2020 – SICK AG has expanded its Executive Board with effect from 1 January 2020. The Supervisory Board has set course for growth in the rapidly developing technology and market environment, appointing Dr. Tosja Zywietz (48) for the Operations portfolio in the sensor producer’s Executive Board. The newly created portfolio consolidates production-relevant functions, including procurement and quality, at the Executive Board level.
Tosja Zywietz, a doctor in physics, has held responsible positions at the Bavarian technology company Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG since 2009, most recently as Chairman of the Management Board. At SICK he augments the existing Executive Board members under the chairmanship of Dr. Robert Bauer and is responsible for the company’s operative business. The linkage of procurement, production and quality in a single portfolio will ensure a more direct customer orientation and a more rapid response to market developments.
“Sales of the SICK Group have doubled since 2011 and expanded globally, while the complexity of production and delivery processes has also increased. Operations is a field that is gaining in importance, enabling optimization of the already very high quality standards at SICK with efficient processes and allowing us to be active close to customers worldwide,” Klaus M. Bukenberger, Chairman of the SICK AG Supervisory Board, explains why the new portfolio was created. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Tosja Zywietz as a new Executive Board member. He brings well-founded specialist expertise and an understanding of the values of a family-run company that acts in the long term. The expansion and specialist enhancement of the Executive Board will secure the positive development of the SICK Group in the long term.”
The Executive Board of SICK AG
Dr. Robert Bauer, Chairman, Technology
Reinhard Bösl, Systems & Industries
Dr. Mats Gökstorp, Sales & Services
Dr. Martin Krämer, HR & Legal
Markus Vatter, Controlling, Finance & IT
Dr. Tosja Zywietz, Operations
SICK is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. The company, founded by Dr. Erwin Sick in 1946 and based in Waldkirch-im-Breisgau near Freiburg, is a technology and market leader. It has a worldwide presence with more than 50 subsidiaries and associated companies, as well as numerous sales offices. SICK achieved Group sales of about EUR 1.6 bn. during the 2018 fiscal year with almost 10,000 employees worldwide. More information on SICK is available at http://www.sick.com.