Stefan Hornivius is the new COO of ZKW Group GmbH
Stefan Hornivius (53) will take over as COO of ZKW Group GmbH on 28 August 2023. Born in Germany, he succeeds Wolfgang Muhri, who is leaving the company at his own request at the end of August. Hornivius has more than 25 years of management experience in the automotive industry and related sectors. He has held senior positions at MAN, Siemens VDO (Head of Quality), Continental (Head of Industrial Engineering), Leistritz (Managing Director Technology) and NIDEC GPM (Group COO). Hornivius was most recently CEO at mechatronics specialist Iskra Mehanizmi.
Stefan Hornivius can draw on many years of expertise in the areas of industrial engineering and operational excellence as well as quality and supply chain management. His predecessor Wolfgang Muhri will take on new professional challenges. Muhri began his career at ZKW in Wieselburg in May 2014 as Head of Operations. From 2016 to 2018, he was responsible for the ZKW Lighting Systems plant in Wieselburg as General Plant Manager. Most recently, as COO of ZKW Group GmbH, he was responsible for Operations, including Purchasing, Manufacturing & Process Engineering and Quality. “We would like to express our sincere thanks to Wolfgang Muhri for his outstanding work, with which he has significantly shaped and successfully developed ZKW in challenging times over a period of nine years,” says Dr Wilhelm Steger, CEO of the ZKW Group.