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M+W Group: Central Europe Management Board at full strength

M+W Group: Central Europe Management Board at full strength

01 July 2016

With the recent appointment of Dr. Peter Hortig to the Management Board of M+W Central Europe GmbH, Stuttgart/Germany, M+W EMEA’s executive leadership team for Central and Eastern Europe is now at full strength.

Peter Hortig joins Andreas Wortmann, Josef Kriegl and Gerald Schneider on the four-person board and is specifically responsible for all business operations in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. The following is a brief overview of each member of the Management Board.

Dr. Peter Hortig (49)
Peter Hortig has extensive experience in the engineering and construction industry. Before joining M+W Group, he held positions at the Linde Group and at automation specialist ABB. Peter Hortig has 20 years of experience derived from senior positions in engineering and management for constructing chemical and petrochemical plants, and in planning and operating synthetic gas facilities and air-separation units. He also contributes extensive specialist knowledge in the management of construction sites, key account management, and business development in the oil and gas industry to his new function. Most recently, Peter Hortig headed the Oil, Gas and Chemicals division at ABB Automation GmbH in Germany.

Andreas Wortmann (49)
Andreas Wortmann joined M+W Group in October 2015 where he became a member of the Management Board of M+W Central Europe GmbH and COO (East) of M+W Group’s EMEA Region with additional responsibility for Life Science. He has more than twenty years of professional experience in the engineering, construction and plant-engineering sectors, and technical services. Andreas Wortmann played a role in structuring the expansion of the former Rheinhold & Mahla AG to become an international engineering and services provider within the Bilfinger Group. He was initially responsible for establishing the ‘Plant Engineering’ division through a number of mergers and acquisitions and most recently he was a Member of the Management Board in the Industrial Technologies division.

Josef Kriegl (46)
Josef Kriegl joined the Management Board of M+W Central Europe GmbH as Managing Director in January 2016. He has been with M+W Group for 13 years and has more than 20 years of career experience in international facilities construction. Before Josef Kriegl joined M+W Group, he was with NNE Pharmaplan and Glatt Ingenieurtechnik where he was responsible for the project planning of pharmaceutical production facilities. When Josef Kriegl joined M+W Group, he took responsibility for the business in Austria. This included responsibility for all the business operations in South-eastern Europe. He has headed the management of the Eastern Europe region at M+W Group since 2013.

Gerald Schneider (52)
The four-strong Management Board of M+W Central Europe GmbH is completed by Gerald Schneider, who will continue to be CFO of the company. Gerald Schneider has been with M+W Group for 20 years and has held various commercial positions in the current M+W Central Europe GmbH since 1996. He has been Chief Financial Officer of the company since 2005. Gerald Schneider was appointed Managing Director in 2015.

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. The M+W Group manages projects of all dimensions on behalf of clients from a range of 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. In the financial year 2015, the M+W Group generated sales of ~3.0 billion euros with around 6,000 employees worldwide. For more information please visit:

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