Management Team Voith Digital Ventures
Finance and Controlling
After studying business management at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, the graduate economist started his professional career in the internal audits department of ABB in Baden, Switzerland. After an overseas appointment at ABB in Ireland he was entrusted with his first senior position at ABB Kraftwerke AG in Baden, Switzerland. From 1998 to 2002, Matthias Lindeman headed the internal audits department of ABB AG in Mannheim, responsible for Germany and Eastern Europe.
He then joined Voith Turbo in Heidenheim to take up a position as Commercial Manager of the Business Division Rail. In 2005 he took over as Commercial Manager of Voith Paper Fabrics. Since 2006, Matthias Lindemann has been a Member of the Management Board of Voith Turbo, where he is responsible for Finance and Controlling.
Digital Automation Systems
Marcos Blumer leads the Systems and Products business line at Voith Digital Solutions. Previous to that, Marcos was President and Chairman of the Management Board at Voith Hydro Ltda. in São Paulo since 2014. Mr. Blumer began as a trainee at Voith Paper in São Paulo in 1989 and worked there in various management positions until 2007, during this time period worked in different countries like Australia, Indonesia, Argentina and Chile. After this, he was transferred to Voith Paper in Tolosa, Spain, as Vice President and Member of the Board. He returned to Voith Hydro in São Paulo in 2010 as Director of Operations and on 2011 was appointed member of the board in VHP as CPO.
Dr. Benedikt Hofmann
Chief Technology Officer
In October 2018, Dr. Benedikt Hofmann took over the position Chief Technology Officer of the Division Digital Ventures at Voith. Prior to that, he headed the business line Service and Upgrades at this Divison. Till 2017, Dr. Benedikt Hofmann was Senior Vice President Product Management of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. From 2014 to 2016, he was responsible for the Service and After-sales business of the Voith Turbo commercial vehicle sector. Before joining Voith, he worked as Manager at McKinsey&Co.
Chief Sales Officer
Matthew Watts has more than 20 years of experience in the paper industry. His most recent position was at Voith Paper as Senior Vice President for Papermaking 4.0. Before starting his career at Voith Paper in 2002, Matthew Watts worked for Aylesford Newsprint.
Chief Information Officer
Heike Niederau-Buck studied Maths and Business Studies at the University of Göttingen and went on to work for various companies as a development engineer for IT systems, manager of Controlling and later as Vice President IT. She has been the manager of the GESIS Group for IT Systems and of IT Strategy at Salzgitter AG since 2013.
In July 2018, Heike Niederau-Buck took over the position as the new Chief Information Officer and member of the Board of Management of Voith Digital Ventures.
After studying Business Administration at the University of Mannheim and a couple of years working in companies and consulting firms with different functions in HR departments, Mr. Zacharides joined Voith in 2017. He took over the position as HR Business Partner for the region EMEA. Since May 2019 Mr. Zacharides is responsible for the Group Division Digital Ventures in the role as HR Business Partner.