About the author
Johann Soder is COO of SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG, Bruchsal.
After his apprenticeship as an energy system electronics technician, he took over the management of electronics production in 1995. As plant manager, he was responsible for for the Bruchsal location. Under his management, within 5 years an innovative electronics plant with state-of-the-art production and logistics processes. In 2000 he founded WIEPROconsulting, an organization that designs and optimizes business processes throughout the company. In October 2005, he was appointed Managing Director Production; from October 2007, as Managing Director Technology, he is responsible for the areas of innovation and production. Since March 2018, as COO, he has been in charge of the operating business of SEW-EURODRIVE, one of the global market leaders in the field of drive technology/drive automation. It employs 18,000 people worldwide. 16 manufacturing plants and 80 DriveTechnologyCenters in 51 countries provide global presence, best service and fast availability.