Voith Hydro Board of Management
President & CEO Group Division Voith Hydro
After studying industrial engineering at Esslingen Technical University, Uwe Wehnhardt joined Procter & Gamble in Crailsheim in 1989 to take up various production-related functions, followed by an appointment as Senior Departmental Manager for HR and Production. He also worked as Plant Manager for Procter & Gamble in Budapest, Hungary, and in Istanbul, Turkey.
In 2002 Uwe Wehnhardt moved to Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG in Winnenden. He started out as Director for Logistics and Production, followed by an appointment as Director Category Management Consumer Products.
In 2007 Uwe Wehnhardt joined Voith Paper Rolls GmbH & Co. KG, Heidenheim as Executive Vice President, in charge of the European market. In 2010, his tasks were extended to also cover the Division Fabrics Europe. Uwe Wehnhardt has been a Member of the Management Board of Voith Hydro since 2011, in charge of Order to Cash, covering Operations and Project Management as well as Purchasing.
Since January 1, 2016, he has been a member of the Corporate Board of Management and President & CEO of Voith Hydro.
Dr. Norbert Riedel
Chief Technology Officer
After completing his degree in aerospace engineering at Technische Universität München (TUM) Dr. Norbert Riedel worked as a research assistant at the TUM's Institute of Hydraulic Machinery and Plants. He received his doctorate degree from the TU München in 1997.
In 1998, he joined Voith Hydro as a development engineer and held various positions in the Corporate Technology division. In 2003, he became head of Group Division IT and went on to become Chief Information Officer.
From 2006 onwards, Dr. Riedel worked in the USA as a Chief Engineer at Voith Hydro York, where he was responsible for the engineering of generators, turbines, automation and plant projects for the new system and modernisation business.
In 2011, Dr. Riedel became President and Managing Director of the international Voith Hydro Engineering Center (VHEC). He has been in charge of the Central Technology division since 2013.
Dr. Tobias Keitel
Chief Operating Officer
After studying industrial engineering continued by a doctorate at the Technische Universität Berlin and completion of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris Dr. Tobias Keitel worked for Boston Consulting Group and MAN Ferrostal AG.
Dr. Keitel joined Voith Hydro in 2010 as project manager. Since 2011 he held various management positions and became head of the Business Unit Large Hydro New in 2014.
Since 2016 he has been a Member of the Management Board of Voith Hydro, where he is in charge of the Division OTC (Order to Cash) covering Operations and Project Management as well as Purchasing.
Chief Sales Officer
After completing his degree in mechanical and marine engineering at the University of Flensburg (Germany) and his degree in business administration and corporate management at the University of Bern (Switzerland), Markus Rieck started his professional career in the merchant marine and held the position of 1st Technical Officer.
Rieck has many years of experience with renewable energies and has worked for Alstom and Vattenfall before taking on his position as global Commercial Executive for GE’s Offshore Wind business in 2015.
In September 2018 Markus Rieck joined Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG.
As Senior Executive Vice President Sales and Member of the Board of Management (CSO), he is responsible for sales, marketing and product management.
Chief Financial Officer
After studying Industrial Engineering at the Universities of Ulm and Neu-Ulm, in Germany, Markus Mader started working for Voith Turbo in 1999, where he held several functions in the areas of Finance and Controlling.
In 2003, he joined the Bus Drives unit as Commercial Director before he additionally assumed the responsibility for Purchasing, Suppliers Quality and Value Analysis, in 2008, as Vice President Supply Chain Management and Controlling.
In 2011, Markus Mader joined Voith Paper to take on the position as CFO of the Global Consumables Business “Fabrics and Rolls Systems”. From 2014, he switched to the Capital Equipment business line at Voith Paper, where he assumed the role of CFO for the global paper machine business.
In 2018 Markus Mader joined Voith Hydro as a Member of the Management Board, where he is responsible for Finance and Controlling.