Management

Wevo is led by an experienced team selected for their deep pool of expertise, earned at the biggest names in the industry.

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH) Gerd Viertel,
Managing Director WEVO ASIA CO., LIMITED

Since 2016 Gerd Viertel has been Managing Director of WEVO ASIA CO., LIMITED, a subsidiary of WEVO-CHEMIE GmbH, headquartered in Germany. He is responsible for the entire Asia-Pacific region, apart from mainland China.
Gerd Viertel started working for Wevo in 2012, always focussing on Asia-Pacific. Previously he had been employed by the Bayer Group. His area of work included electrical encapsulation, with sales responsibility for EMEA. He was also in charge of global management of internal knowledge transfer on the subject of electro casting.

In addition to his experience in international sales, Gerd Viertel has also gained a wealth of practical expertise in matters relating to the encapsulation of electrical and electronic components.

Peter Barwitzki,
Managing Director WEVO-CHEMIE GmbH

Before switching to Wevo in 2013, Peter Barwitzki worked for almost 30 years as a commercial assistant and business administrator at Bayer AG, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility. His expertise in the field of polyurethane took him from the company's base in Leverkusen to leading positions in Great Britain and Switzerland. 

At Wevo he draws not only on his extensive experience as a manager and CEO in the chemical industry, but also his wealth of international contacts.

Marc-Oliver Behrends

Marc-Oliver Behrends has worked for Wevo since 2014, first as Head of Procurement, and since 2017 as Head of Supply Chain Management. After qualifying as a business economist, he worked for many years in various roles at a specialty chemicals company operating on an international scale. Towards the end of his time there his responsibilities included strategic procurement of various chemicals for the EMEA region.

The knowledge he has accrued over many years makes Marc-Oliver Behrends the right point of contact at Wevo for all issues relating to the value chain, from procurement to logistics.

Dipl. Chem.-Ing. (FH) Jochen Frank

Jochen Frank is Head of the entire Research and Development division at Wevo and is also in charge of Application Engineering. He joined the company in 2004. After completing his degree in Chemical Engineering, he initially began working as deputy laboratory manager for Product Development and Application Engineering.

In 2007, Jochen Frank, who is also responsible for the content of the seminars and customer training programmes, took over the running of the basic R&D department. His extensive knowledge has also made him a valued speaker, seminar director and contributor to engineering publications.

Dipl. Ing. Nicole Hargarter

Nicole Hargarter began work at Wevo in 2014 as Head of Production and Technology. She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a history of managerial and directorial positions at mid-sized subsidiaries of large corporations in the chemical industry. 

Her efforts here are focused on product and application development for the processing of polyurethanes, development and application engineering of thermoplastic films as well as ISO certification and restructuring of organisational units.

Dr. Stefan Stein

Dr. Stefan Stein is head of sales and marketing at Wevo. The chemist has previously held different positions at various international firms, most recently at an American company as director of sales and marketing (EMEA region) for the elastomer material solutions division.

Dr. Stein is able to draw on more than 20 years’ experience in the field of plastics, adhesives and foams. Furthermore, his analytical approach to solving complex tasks and setting up strategic processes is of particular relevance to Wevo.