Germany: Thomas Spitzenpfeil has been appointed as the chief financial officer of Schenck Process Group with effect from 1 October 2018. He will also join the management board of the company. Spitzenpfeil will be responsible for the company’s global finance and IT organisation and will work alongside Andreas Evertz, president and chief executive officer (CEO). He will replace Eric Jaschke as CFO, who has decided to leave the company at the end of 2018 for personal reasons.
Spitzenpfeil has 14 years’ experience as the CFO of large international businesses in the manufacturing sector. For the past eight years, he was the CFO of Carl Zeiss, the global technology group in optics and optic-electronics with 27,000 employees.
He started his career at Robert Bosch in 1990 and thereafter held various commercial roles at VIAG, Kodak and Hydro Aluminium/VAW-Aluminium. Prior to joining Carl Zeiss AG, he served for six years as the CFO of Zumtobel in Austria. At Carl Zeiss, his role comprised responsibility for finance and controlling, audit and risk management, consolidation and accounting, IT, digital innovation, financial services, facility management, logistics, central production and US shared services.
Jaschke joined the company in 1999 and held various roles with focus on local and international accounting and controlling responsibilities in Germany and Australia. He was appointed as CFO of Schenck Process in September 2015.