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Dr. Friedrich Schneider appointed Chief Operating Officer of the M+W Group

Dr. Friedrich Schneider appointed Chief Operating Officer of the M+W Group

Dr. Friedrich Schneider (53) has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the global engineering and construction company M+W Group with effect from March 1, 2015. In this role, he will act as a member of the M+W Group Executive Board alongside Dr. Herbert Demel (CEO) and Wolfgang Homey (CFO).

Dr. Schneider will be responsible for project operations throughout the M+W Group, as well as the Corporate Departments Engineering Efficiency and Project Risk Management. He will also be promoting further development of important functions and processes, such as consistent procurement and contract management activities.

Dr. Schneider has gained extensive international experience working for various companies in related industries. He studied at the State University of New York and the European University Institute of Florence (Italy) and holds a doctorate in economics. He subsequently held several management positions at Metallgesellschaft (1990 – 1993), Preussag (1994 – 2001) and Bilfinger Berger (2001 – 2005). For the last eight years, he has worked for ARCADIS, a global engineering and consulting company, as member of the Management Board.

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About M+W Group: M+W Group GmbH, based in Stuttgart (Germany), is a leading global high-tech engineering company. Established in 1912, the company operates in more than 30 countries. M+W Group manages projects of all dimensions on behalf of clients from various sectors, including electronics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, energy and information technology — from semiconductor plants to nanotechnology research centers. The company offers a full range of services from concept and design to turnkey solutions. During the financial year 2014, the M+W Group generated sales of 2.46 billion euros with around 7,050 employees worldwide. For more information please visit:

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