PSI Metals completes Generational Change
by Hans Diederichs
As of the 1st of January 2020, Jörg Hackmann and Harald Henning have been appointed as new Directors at PSI Metals. Together with Thomas Quinet, Managing Director since 2017, the new Strategy Committee will focus on accelerating the transformation of PSImetals towards group standard technologies based on the state of the art PJF3 framework. Sven Busch, managing the metals business of PSI for 22 years, is stepping down and will be available in an advisory role.
In addition to the technological transformation to of the product, the new Strategy Committee, which covers all PSI Metals units, will strengthen the project delivery capability with a growing team of consultants.
Jörg Hackmann, a graduate mathematician, entered the metals business in 1991. He joined PSI as software engineer, became the Director of Product & Methodology in 2010 and member of the PSI Metals Executive Board in 2013. Besides his new role as a Director of the Strategy Committee responsible for product, technology and consulting, he also takes over the Managing Director role in PSI Metals GmbH and PSI Metals Non Ferrous GmbH in Germany.
After his PhD in Applied Physics, Harald Henning joined PSI as developer and project manager in 1988 and became President of PSI Metals North America Inc. in 2011. In his new role as Director of the Strategy Committee, he will be responsible for project execution and delivery, focused on providing customers with the benefits of PSI Metals solutions.
Thomas Quinet’s focus, in addition to his continued responsibility for financials and HR, will be on sales and customer service.
PSI thanks Sven Busch who transformed PSI Metals from a German vendor to a global leader for production management software in the metals industry. He will support the company with his expertise whilst accompanying a well-regulated generational transfer.
Based on its own software products, PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy networks, energy trading, public transport) and industry (mining, metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). PSI was founded in 1969 and employs almost 2,000 persons worldwide.
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