Ex-Vodafone CFO joins ProGlove
- Thomas Nowak becomes CFO and COO of the industrial wearables specialist
- Nowak previously worked with ProGlove CEO Andreas König at TeamViewer, forming a successful business partnership
Munich – 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”.
ProGlove builds the lightest, smallest, and toughest barcode scanners in the world, connecting the workforce to actionable information. The smarter workforce solutions from the German-headquartered company are used by more than 500 renowned organizations in manufacturing, production, logistics, and retail. ProGlove was founded in December 2014 after winning the Intel “Make it Wearable” Challenge in Silicon Valley and is backed by growth-focused investors Summit Partners, DICP, and Bayern Capital. ProGlove employs 200 people from over 40 countries with offices in Munich, Chicago, and Belgrade. More information is available at www.proglove.com.
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