Vincent Nguyen appointed CFO at MKM
Vincent Nguyen (50) will be overseeing the finance department of MKM in his future role as CFO and will report directly to CEO Roland Harings. He will succeed Gerhard Bickmann, who, for family reasons, has decided not to extend his contract, which expires in April. ‘We sincerely thank Gerhard Bickmann for all his hard work and regret the fact that he will not be extending his contract. At the same time, however, we have immense respect for the decision he has taken with his family in mind and we wish him all the very best for the future, both personally and professionally,’ says Ian Howard, chairman of the supervisory board at MKM. Vincent Nguyen will start working at MKM in January to ensure a smooth transition. ‘We are delighted to have been able to appoint a distinguished and internationally experienced manager in Vincent Nguyen,’ stresses Ian Howard.
Vincent Nguyen has many years of experience in the finance sector and the metal industry. In the last ten years he has worked as a financial director and later as a managing director in the aluminium industry. Most recently he was head of recycling activities at Novelis Europe – and, among other things, managed the foundry in Nachterstedt during the set-up phase. In his role as managing director, he has been responsible for the finance departments of various companies in France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain. He previously worked as an auditor for eight years at a leading international auditing firm. He has French and Swiss nationality, he is married and has three children.
MKM is a global technology leader for copper and brass semis. The company has invested more than EUR 400 million since 1997. As a unique manufacturer in the world, MKM offers wire, strips, tubes, rods and sheets from a single source. In the past year, MKM processed more than 260,000 tons with a workforce of some 1,200 employees. Approximately 1,000 customers from 60 countries spread across the globe rely on MKM. This positions MKM as the global leader in the electronics and construction industry, the solar sector, plant engineering, the automotive industry, as well as the aerospace sector and in telecommunications.