Andres Evertz becomes new Schenck Process CEO

Andres Evertz becomes new Schenck Process CEO
Published: 08 May 2014

Andres Evertz became Schenck Process CEO on 5 May 2014. He will lead the company in close coordination with the two other Managing Directors, Mike Petkovich and Wolfgang Kleinschmidt.

Andreas Evertz has many years of experience in industries relevant to Schenck Process, most recently as an executive board member of the Swedish industrial group Sandvik and many years as CEO of Walter AG, a manufacturer of precision tools based in Tübingen, Germany. "I am looking forward to my new role at Schenck Process Group which has developed in recent years at high speed into a global company with locations in all key markets. With my international experience, I look forward to actively shape the company's development in the long term and to further increase its market position."

Andreas Evertz succeeds Dr Jochen Weyrauch, who has shaped the image as well as the development of the company based in Darmstadt for 11 years. Since May 2003, Dr Weyrauch has been responsible for Schenck Process in his role as a board member of Carl Schenk AG. He then led the successful carve out from Dürr AG in late 2005. Revenues of Schenck Process have since tripled to a current level of over EUR 600m.

"The Supervisory Board wishes to thank Dr Weyrauch for his entrepreneurial achievements," said Dr Winifred Walzer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. "Under his leadership, Schenck Process has developed in recent years into a leading global company driven by organic growth and strategic acquisitions. We respect his wish to take on new professional challenges after years of successful work for our company and wish him continued success for the future. We wish to cordially welcome Andreas Evertz and are confident that he will continue Schenck Process' story of success."