Andreas Rydzewski

    Member of the Management Board
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    Mr. Andreas Rydzewski is responsible for the Brake Discs business segment and its facilities in Tuttlingen and Neuhausen ob Eck. Born in Erkrath, he studied business administration and held various management positions over many years in the ThyssenKrupp Group.

    Prior to that he was responsible for Wirth Latina Ltda., in São Paulo, for four years. He joined SHW on 1 October 2008.

    Curriculum vitae

    Personal details

    Date of birth: 17 March 1954

    Place of birth: Erkrath, Germany

    Place of residence: Zweiflingen, Germany

    Professional career

    Since 2011

    SHW AG, Aalen-Wasseralfingen

    Member of the Management Board


    Since 2008

    Schwäbische Hüttenwerke Automotive GmbH, Aalen-Wasseralfingen

    Member of the Management Board


    2005 – 2008

    ThyssenKrupp Drauz Nothelfer GmbH, Heilbronn

    Member of the Management Board


    2002 – 2008

    ThyssenKrupp Drauz GmbH, Heilbronn

    Chairman of the Management Board


    1991 – 2002

    ThyssenKrupp Umformtechnik GmbH, Ludwigsfelde

    Plant Manager and Managing Director


    1987 – 1991

    Wirth Latina Ltda., São Paulo / Brazil

    Managing Director


    1985 – 1987

    Wirth Maschinen- und Bohrgeräte-Fabrik GmbH, Erkelenz

    Head of Controlling Subsidiaries and Associates


    1981 – 1985

    Mannesmann Revision GmbH, Düsseldorf

    Internal auditor for Mechanical Engineering


    1977 – 1981

    University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf

    Studies in Business Administration

    Degree: Graduate in Business Administration


    1975 – 1977

    Mannesmannröhren-Werke AG, Düsseldorf

    Apprenticeship as an industrial clerk

    Qualification: Industrial clerk

    » There’s always a time and place for a brake. «

    Andreas Rydzewski