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Sesotec Strengthens the Management Team

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The Sesotec management team: CEO Xaver Auer (centre), CFO Markus Schwarzkopf (left), and COO Axel Vornhagen (right)


Sesotec GmbH in Schönberg has strengthened the management team with Markus Schwarzkopf and Axel Vornhagen. Markus Schwarzkopf has been on board as CFO since 1st April. Axel Vornhagen on 1st September assumed the position of managing director of technology and production / COO. The company is managed by Markus Schwarzkopf and Axel Vornhagen together with management spokesman / CEO Xaver Auer.


Markus Schwarzkopf (36) at Sesotec is responsible for finances, controlling, personnel, and IT. Before his change to Sesotec Schwarzkopf, born in Deggendorf, after completing his studies of industrial engineering at the Munich university and his master's degree studies of finance at the  Grenoble Ecole de Management first worked in Frankfurt with a large French bank. Later he was employed with a management consulting firm in Munich, where as director for strategy and cost optimisation projects he gathered experience with medium-sized customers from the machine building and other producing industry sectors.


Says the new CFO on his plans at Sesotec: "The Sesotec group is on its way of becoming an increasingly larger and more international company. For me, the main focus in order to successfully stay on this way lies on two subjects. First, to create maximum transparency so that the correct decisions can be made, and second, maximum consistency in the implementation of these decisions."


Axel Vornhagen (48) comes from the US corporation Belden, which develops, manufactures, and markets solutions for data transmission in rough environmental conditions. In this company he was responsible for the "Connectivity" business unit. Before that time Axel Vornhagen had worked for various automotive suppliers in Germany and the Czech Republic. Born in Stuttgart, Vornhagen studied mechanical engineering at the Karlsruhe university (KIT).


As new Sesotec director for development and operative segments / COO Axel Vornhagen has set himself ambitious targets: "I am convinced that together with the committed Sesotec team I will successfully continue the company's course with respect to the development of the process structure, and especially with respect to lean manufacturing."


Xaver Auer (45), who changed to Sesotec in 2011 when the company changed its ownership structure, as CEO remains responsible for strategy, sales, and subsidiaries. "We are pleased to have Markus Schwarzkopf and Axel Vornhagen as new members in our management team", says Xaver Auer. "They both have industry expertise and relevant experience as CFO and COO, and furthermore have for many years successfully managed and developed internationally operating companies from various industry sectors. Together we will consistently gear the Sesotec group for internationally sustained and profitable growth. With this strengthening of our management team we see ourselves excellently prepared for the future and for successfully continuing our course. I really look forward to our cooperation."

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