Waldkirch, 17 November 2022. Ulrike Kahle-Roth (46) will take over the SICK AG Executive Board’s newly created Supply Chain & Fulfillment portfolio on 1 December 2022. Kahle-Roth has been at SICK since 2019. She will more strongly interlink the activities of the Procurement, Operations and Fulfillment functions. Dr. Tosja Zywietz announced his departure from the Executive Board in September for family reasons after almost three years.
The Executive Board Supply Chain & Fulfillment portfolio – newly defined with Ms Kahle-Roth’s appointment to the Board – will unite the Procurement, Operations and Fulfillment functions. The bundling ensures that SICK’s products will precisely match customers’ requirements despite continually changing global conditions. This requires optimum cross-functional and cross-departmental collaboration along all global delivery chains.
“I am delighted that with Ulrike Kahle-Roth we have found, within SICK AG, a management personality with great specialist and international experience to fill the new Executive Board portfolio. The Supervisory Board looks forward to working with her and wishes her every success in her new role,” says Dr. Robert Bauer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SICK AG.
“We want to meet the needs of our customers as well as possible. Optimum linkage between Procurement, Production, Logistics and Order Processing is an important means of achieving this. The even closer collaboration between these functions will help us master the new complexity of global business now and in the future. I look forward to working with Ulrike Kahle-Roth in the Executive Board,” says Dr. Mats Gökstorp, Chairman of the Executive Board of SICK AG.
Ms Kahle-Roth was born in Kehl in 1976. She has studied business management and completed an MBA. After studying, she held a variety of positions at The Dow Chemical Company, most recently as Customer Service Director EMEA. She then took over the post of Senior Director Global Supply Chain at A. Schulman Europe GmbH. Ulrike Kahle-Roth has been active for SICK as Senior Vice President Customer Fulfillment since 2019.
SICK is one of the world’s leading producers for sensor-based 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 2 bn. during the 2021 fiscal year with more than 11,000 employees worldwide. More information on SICK is available at www.sick.com