Wieland names Uwe Schmidt to lead Global Metal Management department


Uwe Schmidt has joined the Wieland Group as senior vice president and will lead the Global Metal Management business unit starting August 1. This central department is responsible for procuring metals such as scrap, cathodes and formats for the copper supplier's business units and production sites worldwide. Schmidt and his team will also oversee the sale of recycled metals to third parties.

Schmidt possesses more than 30 years of experience leading metal trading, recycling and metal processing companies. Among other jobs, he was head of metal management at Diehl Metall and managing director of SMH Süddeutsche Metallhandelsgesellschaft for 12 years. Most recently, he spent six years as chief commercial officer at Montanwerke Brixlegg, a European secondary copper smelter using 100 percent recycled raw materials.