Wolfgang Sochor has been the Management Board member responsible for "Production" and COO at HAWE Hydraulik SE since September 2008.
He has been associated with the company since 1998. Until 2001, he was production manager as well as a member of the management of HAWE Hydraulik GmbH & Co. KG. In 2002, he was promoted to the management board. Since the conversion of the company into a European public limited company in September 2008, he has been a member of the Board of Management.
He held senior positions in the pharmaceutics and mechanical engineering industry already prior to joining HAWE Hydraulik. From 1994 to 1998 he worked in Quito, Ecuador as commercial director for the sales and production company GRÜNENTHAL Ecuatoriana C. LTDA. and TECNANDINA SSA. He oversaw the establishment of a production platform for South America and signed responsible for both companies’ controlling, finances, IT and logistics divisions.
One year after joining MAHO AG, Pfronten, he assumed the commercial management in 1990 of the sales and production subsidiary in Naugatuck/Connecticut, USA. In this position he built up the local production capacities with in-house manufacturing and assembly. His other tasks included the introduction of a cost calculation system. From 1992 to 1994 he worked as commercial head of the new production plants in Wertach and Kempten overseeing, among other things, the start-up and commissioning of the plant in Kempten.
After graduation as industrial engineer he started his professional career with Horten AG, Kempten, with the successful completion of a commercial apprenticeship.
Wolfgang Sochor is married with two children.