Voith Digital Solutions Management Team
Dr. Roland Münch
Chairman Voith Digital Solutions
After studying electrical engineering at The Fridericiana University in Karlsruhe, Dr. Roland Münch worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute for General Electric Engineering and High-Voltage Technology at RWTH Technical University Aachen, where he also obtained his doctorate in 1990.
In 1991 Dr. Münch joined the ABB Group as a design engineer. After various senior positions he was appointed as President of ABB Calor Emag Schaltanlagen AG, Mannheim in 1998. In 1999 he went to ABB Malaysia as CEO and Country Manager.
In 2002 Dr. Münch joined the Voith Paper Management Board, assuming responsibility for the paper technology activities of Jagenberg AG, following the company's acquisition by Voith. In October 2002 he took over as Head of the Business Division Voith Paper Automation. In 2006 he was appointed to the Management Board of Voith GmbH and he has been in charge of the Group Division Voith Hydro since 2008.
Since January, 1, 2016 he has been the Chairman of the Management Board of the Group Division Voith Digital Solutions
Chief Financial Officer
Martin Sieringhaus is the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Group Division Voith Digital Solutions and responsible for Finance, Commercial & Administration. He previously headed the Project Management Office for the companywide success program Voith 150+. The industrial engineer has held various management positions at Voith in Germany and China since 1999.
Systems and Products
Marcos Blumer leads the Systems and Products business line at Voith Digital Solutions. Previous to that, Marcos was President and Chairman of the Management Board at Voith Hydro Ltda. in São Paulo since 2014. Mr. Blumer began as a trainee at Voith Paper in São Paulo in 1989 and worked there in various management positions until 2007, during this time period worked in different countries like Australia, Indonesia, Argentina and Chile. After this, he was transferred to Voith Paper in Tolosa, Spain, as Vice President and Member of the Board. He returned to Voith Hydro in São Paulo in 2010 as Director of Operations and on 2011 was appointed member of the board in VHP as CPO.
Martin Schiller comes to Digital Solutions from the Voith IT Solutions GmbH. There he has been the CEO of the Management Board since its foundation 2002. Four years before taking up his Board appointment, he was appointed CIO of the entire Group. Martin Schiller studied mathematics and IT at the Technical University of Munich before starting work with IBM, where he remained from 1986 to 1990.
Dr. Benedikt Hofmann
Service and Upgrades
Dr. Benedikt Hofmann heads the business line Service and Upgrades at Voith Digital Solutions. Prior to that, Dr. Hofmann was Senior Vice President Product Management of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. From 2014 to 2016, he was responsible for the Service and After-sales business of the Voith Turbo commercial vehicle sector. Before joining Voith, he worked as Manager at McKinsey&Co.
Dr. Teemu Tunkelo
CTO, Platform Services
Dr. Teemu Tunkelo has headed the Program Management Office (PMO) Industrie 4.0 at Voith since October 1, 2015. Prior to joining Voith, he held senior positions at Nokia, Siemens, ABB and Invensys. He also set up two development centers in India to promote initiatives in the areas of research, development and engineering in the energy and automation markets.
Sales & Marketing
Matthew Watts has more than 20 years of experience in the paper industry. His most recent position was at Voith Paper as Senior Vice President for Papermaking 4.0. Before starting his career at Voith Paper in 2002, Matthew Watts worked for Aylesford Newsprint.
Alexandra Mebus, Master of Business Administration, started her career at Robert Bosch GmbH. At first in the area of Central Management Development in Stuttgart, and after that as Head of Human Resource Development APAC in Shanghai. Subsequently she was HR Business Partner at Bosch Engineering in Abstatt/Heilbronn and at last she was Global Human Resource Manager/ Director in Frankfurt at Bosch Service Solutions. Alexandra Mebus is HR Senior Vice President at Voith Turbo GmbH since 2014, and additionally at Digital Solutions since 2017.