Executive Officers

Current Executive Board Structure of WEG S.A

Harry Schmelzer Jr. Executive President

Educational Background:

  • 1982 – Bachelor of Electrical Engineering – FEJ -Faculdade de Engenharia Joinville/SC
  • 1987 – MBA in Business Administration – Escola Superior de Administração e Gerência (ESAG)

Professional Experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 1981 to 1982 – Trainee
  • 1982 to 1983 – Application Engineer in Electrical Machines Sector
  • 1983 to 1985 – Head of Technical Sales
  • 1985 to 1986 – Head of Application of Processes
  • 1986 to 1991 – Sales Manager of WEG Acionamentos
  • 1991 to 1992 – Chief Sales Officer of WEG Acionamentos
  • 1992 to 2005 – Chief Operating Officer of WEG Acionamentos
  • 2005 to 2006 – Chief Operating Officer of WEG Motores
  • 2006 to 2007 – Chief Regional Officer for Europe – WEG Exportadora
  • Currently – Chief Executive Officer
André Luís Rodrigues Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering – FEI
  • Graduate Degree in Business Administration – Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado/SP
  • MBA in Corporate Finance – USP

Professional Experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 2015 to 2020 – Chief Financial Officer
  • Currently – Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer

With Other Companies (previously):

  • Vice President for Finance and Services area for Latin America – Grupo Rhodia
  • CFO – JHSF
Alberto Yoshikazu Kuba Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • 2001 – Bachelor of Electrical Engineering – Unesp
  • 2006 – MBA in Business Management – FGV
  • 2013 – Corporate Finance – Fundação Dom Cabral
  • 2015 – Executive Program for Growing Companies – Stanford Business School/USA

professional experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 2002 to 2004 – Sales Analyst
  • 2004 to 2009 – Head of Sales
  • 2010 to 2011 – Sales and Marketing Manager
  • 2012 to 2015 – Sales and Manager Officer
  • 2015 to 2019 – Chief Regional Officer of WEG China
  • Currently – Chief Operating Officer of WEG Industrial Motors
Carlos Diether Prinz Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • 1984 – Bachelor of Electrical Engineering – Universidade Federal de SC/UFSC
  • 1987 – Graduate Degree in Business Administration – Escola Superior de Administração e Gerência/ SC
  • 2000 – Graduate Degree in Force Transformers – FURB/SC
  • 2003 – STC Executive – Skills, Tools & Competences – Fundação Dom Cabral/Kellogg – Chicago/USA

Professional Experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 1985 to 1986 – Trainee
  • 1986 to 1987 – Budgeter
  • 1987 to 1989 – Head of the Sales Area
  • 1989 to 2006 – Manager of the Sales Department
  • 2006 to 2010 – Executive Officer
  • Currently – Chief Operating Officer of WEG T&D
Daniel Marteleto Godinho Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • 2001 – Bacharelor in Law – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
  • 2002 – Bacharelor in International Relations – PUC-Minas
  • 2004 – Foreign Trade with Emphasis on Small Companies – Universidade Católica de Brasília (UCB)
  • 2007 – Master in International Law and Economics (summa cum laude) – World Trade Institute: University of Berne, Fribourg and Neuchatel

Professional Experience

Within WEG Group:

  • Currently – Corporate Strategies Officer

With Other Companies (previously):

  • 2003 to 2006 – Foreign Trade Analyst, International Negotiations Department (DEINT) – MDIC
  • 2009 to 2010 – Technical Advisor – CAMEX
  • 2011 to 2013 – International Negotiations Department Officer (DEINT) – MDIC
  • 2013 to 2016 – Foreign Trade Secretaty (SECEX) – MDIC
  • 2016 to 2017 – Senior Advisor – Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID)
Eduardo de Nóbrega Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering – UBC – Universidade Braz Cubas
  • Graduate Degree in Business Administration – FMU – Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas

Professional Experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 2010 – Industrial Manager
  • 2011 to 2015 – Industrial Officer
  • 2016 to 2019 – Chief Operating Officer of WEG Energy
  • Currently – Chief Operating Officer of WEG China

With Other Companies (previously):

  • 2004 to 2007 – Industrial Officer – Gevisa S.A.
  • 2008 to 2009 – Operations Officer – Alstom Hydro Energia Brasil
Elder Jurandir Stringari Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • 1993 –   Bachelor of Electrical Engineering – UFSC
  • 2001 –   Graduate Degree in International Business – INPG
  • 2015 –   MBA in Business Management – FGV

Professional Experience:

Within WEG Group:

  • 1993 to 1997 – Engineering Analyst
  • 1997 to 2001 – Sales Analyst
  • 2001 to 2006 – Product Manager (WEG Electric Corp. USA)
  • 2006 to 2014 – International Sales Manager (WID)
  • 2015 to 2020 – Oil and Gas Business Development Manager
  • Currently   – International Director
Hilton Jose da Veiga Faria Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • 1981 – Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (UFSC)
  • 1990 – Graduate Degree in Human Resources (INPG – SP)
  • 1990 – Graduate Degree in Industrial Management (ESAG – SC)
  • 1999 – Business Management – European University

Professional Experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 1981 to 1987 – Head of Inspection, Quality Planning and Support to CCQ
  • 1992 to 2005 – Head of Support to CCQ and TQC, Manager of the Training and Development Department, Industrial Relation, HR
  • 2005 to 2010 – International Sales Manager, Client Services and Technology
  • 2010 to 2012 – Manager of the Training and Development Department
  • Currently – Human Resources and Institutional Relations Officer

With Other Companies (previously):

  • 1987 to 1991 – Manager of the Training Department, head of Quality Control, Quality Planning and Technical Support – Cerâmica Portobello
João Paulo Gualberto da Silva Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • 1990 – Bachelor of Electrical Engineering – UDESC
  • 1994 – Graduate Degree in Foreign Trade – Universidade de Joinville
  • 2008 – Graduate Degree in Leadership and Management – Georgia Tech University/EUA

professional experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 1990 to 1994 – Head of Technical / Commercial Support for the Foreign Market
  • 1995 to 1997 – Head of Commercial WEG USA
  • 1998 to 2006 – Sales Manager WEG USA
  • 2007 to 2010 – VP of Sales WEG USA
  • 2011 to 2013 – Wind Power Manager
  • 2014 to 2016 – Wind Power Officer
  • 2017 to 2019 – New Energies Officer (Wind and Solar)
  • Currently – Chief Operating Officer of WEG Energy

With Other Companies (previously):

  • 2004 to 2010 – Member of the NEMA Motors and Generators Council – Washinghton, DC

With Other Companies (currently):

  • Member of the Board of ABEEÓLICA
  • Member of the Board of the Wind Division of ABIMAQ
  • Member of the Board of ABAQUE
Julio Cesar Ramires Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • 1984 – Bachelor of Electrical Engineering – UDESC
  • 1993 – Graduate Degree in Business Administration – Escola Superior de Administração e Gerência

professional experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 1987 to 1990 – Head of Electrical Laboratory
  • 1991 to 1993 – Head of Quality Control (Motors)
  • 1994 to 1997 – Application Engineer
  • 1998 to 2000 – Technical Service and Customer Support Manager
  • 2001 to 2005 – Southeast Sales Manager
  • 2005 to 2007 – General Director (Colombia and Venezuela)
  • 2008 to 2009 – Sales Officer (Mexico)
  • 2010 to 2014 – General Director (Mexico)
  • 2015 to 2019 – New Business and International Sales Officer (Motors)
  • Currently – Chief Operating Officer of WEG Commercial and Appliance Motors
Manfred Peter Johann Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering – FEJ Faculdade de Engenharia de Joinville/SC
  • Graduate Degree in Marketing Administration – Faculdade de Administração e Ciências Econômicas Santana/SP

Professional Experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 1997 to 2000 – Sales Manager Banweg
  • 2000 to 2013 – Sales Manager
  • Currently – Chief Operating Officer of WEG Automation
Paulo Geraldo Polezi Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • 1994 – Engenharia de Produção – Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
  • 2002 – MBA em Finanças – FIA-USP
  • 2005 – MBA – BSP Business School SP

Professional Experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 2015 to 2020 – Finance and Investor Relations Officer
  • 2014 until now – Finance Officer

With Other Companies (previously):

  • 2001 to 2008 – Finance Manager at VCP – Votorantim Celulose e Papel (Current Fibria)
  • 2009 to 2012 – Investor Relations and Treasury Officer at Comgás
  • 2013 to 2014 – Treasury Officer – Grupo Cosan
Reinaldo Richter Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • 1983 – Bachelor of Accounting Science – UNIVILLE – Joinville/SC
  • 1987 – Graduate Degree in Business Administration – Escola Superior de Administração e Gerência/ SC
  • 2005 – Development Program For Executives – Fundação Dom Cabral
  • 2010 – MBA Executive – Fundação Dom Cabral/Kellogg – Minas Gerais/Brazil – Chicago/USA

Professional Experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 1981 to 1985 – Administrative Assistant
  • 1985 to 1986 – Head of Personnel Department
  • 1986 to 1995 – Sales / Administrative Manager
  • 1995 to 2007 – Sales Departament Manager
  • 2007 to 2010 – Paint Unit Officer
  • Currently – Chief Operating Officer of WEG Paints
Wilson José Watzko Executive Officer

Educational Background:

  • 1985 – Bachelor of Economics
  • 1988 – Graduate Degree in Business Administration (SC)
  • 1990 – Graduate Degree in Business Administration (PR)
  • 2002 – Master Degree in International Economic and Social Affairs – UMINHO

Professional Experience

Within WEG Group:

  • 1985 to 1986 – Auditor in the Audit Department
  • 1986 to 1990 – Economist in the Financial Planning Department
  • 1990 to 1991 – Administrative Department Manager
  • 1991 to 2010 – Controllership Department Manager, accountant of WEG S.A. and WEG Group
  • Currently – Chief Controllership Officer

With Other Companies (previously):

  • 1998 to 1999 – Member of the Supervisory Board of Perdigão S.A.
  • 2006 to 2007 – Member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of Perdigão S.A.

Last update: October 23, 2020

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