Wolfgang Sochor

Chairman of the Management Board (CEO)
HAWE Hydraulik SE

Wolfgang Sochor

Wolfgang Sochor

Wolfgang Sochor has been Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) of HAWE Hydraulik SE since January 2024.

He has been associated with the company since 1998. Until 2001, he was Head of Production and a member of the Executive Board of HAWE Hydraulik GmbH & Co. KG. In 2002, he was promoted to the Management Board. Since the company's transformation into a European stock corporation in September 2008, he has been a member of the Management Board and was responsible for the "Value Chain Management" division as COO until the end of 2023.

Even before joining HAWE Hydraulik, Mr. Sochor held leading positions in the pharmaceutical and mechanical engineering industries. In Quito, Ecuador, he was Commercial Director of the sales and production companies GRÜNENTHAL Ecuatoriana C. LTDA. and TECNANDINA SSA from 1994 to 1998. There he managed the development of a production platform for South America and was responsible for controlling, finance, IT and logistics for both companies.

In 1990, after just one year at MAHO AG, Pfronten, he took over the commercial management of the sales and production subsidiary in Naugatuck/Connecticut, USA. In this role, he built up local production there with in-house manufacturing and assembly. His other tasks included the introduction of a cost accounting system. From 1992 to 1994, he was commercial manager of the new production plants in Wertach and Kempten and was responsible for the ramp-up and commissioning of the Kempten plant, among other things.

Wolfgang Sochor is married and has two children.


Munich, 1949: Karl Heilmeier, an engineer, and Wilhelm Weinlein, a merchant, founded the company "Heilmeier und Weinlein, Fabrik für Oelhydraulik GmbH & Co. KG".

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