ProGlove, a specialist for industrial wearables, announces another significant milestone on its path to global expansion: Dr. Thomas Nowak will become ProGlove’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective from the 16th of March, 2020. In this role, Nowak will be responsible for finance, legal, logistics and manufacturing.
Nowak and CEO Andreas König already formed a successful business partnership when they previously worked together at TeamViewer. Nowak is a proven expert in the tech scene and has more than 25 years of international management experience. After completing his doctorate in business administration at the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster, Nowak began his career as Manager of "Corporate Controlling & Development" at Hoechst AG. Later, as Founding CEO, he established the "Partner Markets" division at Vodafone. As CFO, Nowak was responsible for Vodafone in Holland, the United Kingdom and Germany. From 2013 to 2016 Nowak also held a seat on the Supervisory Board of Kabel Deutschland and chaired the Audit Committee of the Vodafone subsidiary. Most recently, Nowak was CFO of PowerCloud, an energy start-up.
"The story of ProGlove is not only the most exciting, but also the smartest story I have heard recently", explains Dr. Thomas Nowak. "Putting people at the centre of things in today’s increasingly automated industrial environment is not only engaging for emotional reasons, but also because this motto can be underpinned by a clear business case. I look forward to bringing ProGlove's innovation potential to global markets with vigour".
"I know and value Thomas’ skills and experience highly, especially as a result of our time working together at TeamViewer", adds CEO, Andreas König. "It was extremely important to me to bring on board a CFO and COO who is well-versed in an international environment. Growth stories as ambitious and successful as ours is, also require international experience to manage the processes involved. With Thomas, we are excellently positioned in this respect and are looking forward to propelling the business forward as we execute our global business plans".