MANAGEMENT

Our management team – A powerful duo for your success

SAE is led by two strong personalities, Susanne Henkel and Erich Schaarschmidt. This dynamic combination of female and male leadership brings a diverse and innovative perspective into our company. Jointly, as managing partners, they are very successfully shaping the future of our company.

Susanne Henkel is a creative visionary with a strong strategic mindset. As a reliable and trustworthy leader with a human touch and a focused approach to customer needs she ensures that SAE always fulfills what we promise as a company.

Our founder Erich Scharschmidt has enormous technological expertise and a keen analytical mind. Erich is a hands-on variant expert with a great passion for technological progress and robust processes. For 25 years, he has ensured SAE’s successful business development as well as that of SAE’s customers.

The trust-based partnership within the management team is proving its value: commitment, foresight and decisiveness as well as a wide range of perspectives and an exceptional spirit of innovation characterize SAE and create a highly productive performance dynamic.

SAE is led by two strong personalities, Susanne Henkel and Erich Schaarschmidt. This dynamic combination of female and male leadership brings a diverse and innovative perspective into our company. Jointly, as managing partners, they are very successfully shaping the future of our company.

Susanne Henkel is a creative visionary with a strong strategic mindset. As a reliable and trustworthy leader with a human touch and a focused approach to customer needs she ensures that SAE always fulfills what we promise as a company.

Our founder Erich Scharschmidt has enormous technological expertise and a keen analytical mind. Erich is a hands-on variant expert with a great passion for technological progress and robust processes. For 25 years, he has ensured SAE’s successful business development as well as that of SAE’s customers.

The trust-based partnership within the management team is proving its value: commitment, foresight and decisiveness as well as a wide range of perspectives and an exceptional spirit of innovation characterize SAE and create a highly productive performance dynamic.

Management team

Susanne Henkel - Managing Director SAE

Susanne Henkel

Managing Director

Susanne Henkel has studied Business Psychology & Corporate Management and since 2010, she has been a fixture at SAE. She started out in project management, gaining experience from international rollouts of numerous customer projects. In 2019, she joined SAE’s management team and is in charge of the company’s sales and strategic objectives.

Susanne’s passion is to digitalize sales processes and organize the sale of complex products as simply and successfully as possible. The focus for her is compelling usability, consistency of processes, and sustainable data usage by the various stakeholders.

Susanne Henkel has studied Business Psychology & Corporate Management and since 2010, she has been a fixture at SAE. She started out in project management, gaining experience from international rollouts of numerous customer projects. In 2019, she joined SAE’s management team and is in charge of the company’s sales and strategic objectives.

Susanne’s passion is to digitalize sales processes and organize the sale of complex products as simply and successfully as possible. The focus for her is compelling usability, consistency of processes, and sustainable data usage by the various stakeholders.

“I am proud to be part of the team at SAE. The power and flexibility of our software is unmatched. Our approach to implementing customers’ projects is excellent, fun and always successful! Our team’s enthusiasm and sense of responsibility is just fantastic.”

Dipl. Ing. Erich Schaarschmidt

Managing Director & Founder

In 2000, Erich Schaarschmidt turned his passion into a career and founded SAE Applications for Digitalization GmbH. His goal was and still is to provide manufacturers of complex, variant-rich products with the best possible software support. Before that, following his studies in mechanical engineering, he worked as a group, department and plant manager at various manufacturing companies, ensuring efficient production processes and consistent system landscapes. He implemented SAP® in several companies and was responsible for teams with several thousand employees.

In 2000, Erich Schaarschmidt turned his passion into a career and founded SAE Applications for Digitalization GmbH. His goal was and still is to provide manufacturers of complex, variant-rich products with the best possible software support. Before that, following his studies in mechanical engineering, he worked as a group, department and plant manager at various manufacturing companies, ensuring efficient production processes and consistent system landscapes. He implemented SAP® in several companies and was responsible for teams with several thousand employees.

“SAE stands for variant know-how, personal engagement, and fundamental solidarity. We are economically independent and operate on our own. Every customer is unique and receives the full attention of our great team.”

Erich Schaarschmidt - Managing Director SAE

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