Sika introduces leaner group management structure

Sika introduces leaner group management structure

7:01 AM, 4th September 2012
Sika introduces leaner group management structure
Jan Jenisch, CEO, Sika.

BAAR, SWITZERLAND: Effective January 1, 2013 Sika is introducing a leaner and more efficient group management structure. The group management will be streamlined from 14 members to nine. The geographical concentration on four regions will enable integrated management from production through to the customer. The traditional flat management structures will remain in place.

The current six geographical regions will be reduced to four. The newly formed regions will manage linked economic areas and supply chain structures from a single source. In Europe, the new region EMEA is to be created covering the current regions Europe North and Europe South as well as the Middle East and Africa. Reflecting the economic area it is situated in, India will be reallocated to Asia/Pacific region. Because of their differing market structures, North America and Latin America will continue as independent regions. The tasks of corporate operations will be integrated into the regions, strengthening the local and regional focus of respective supply chains.

Marketing will be realigned to Sika’s seven strategic target markets - concrete, waterproofing, roofing, flooring, sealing & bonding, refurbishment and industry. This breakdown will allow us to strengthen customer orientation and enable an optimized technical market service and focused R&D work.

“The new organization pursues our strategy of focusing on seven target markets. Overall, the new organization will make us significantly more efficient and focused on the needs of customers,” informed Jan Jenisch, CEO, Sika.

The new organization will be implemented over the coming months and will apply from January 1, 2013. The nine group management members are: Jan Jenisch (CEO), Christoph Ganz (North America Region), Heinz Gisel (Asia/Pacific Region), Paul Schuler (EMEA Region), Jose Luis Vazquez (Latin America Region), Silvio Ponti (Building Systems & Industry), Ernesto Schumperli (Concrete and Waterproofing), Urs Mader (Technology) and Ronald Trachsel (Finance).

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