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 chairman of the Management Board of Voith Hydro.