Thomas Quinet becomes new Managing Director of PSI Metals

Detlef Schmitz passes the generational change with handing over to Thomas Quinet.

Detlef Schmitz passes the generational change with handing over to Thomas Quinet.

Generation change will secure continuity towards product driven business model

Berlin, 20 February 2016 –PSI Metals prepares its organization for the challenges of the future. With Sven Busch and Thomas Quinet at the top of the company, PSI Metals continues its path towards product business. Detlef Schmitz, manager at PSI for 29 years, resigns as Managing Director of the PSI Metals Group and will serve the company further on in business development.

Thomas Quinet, former CFO, is the new managing director at PSI Metals. The 42 years old Belgian studied civil engineering and entered the metals business already in 2001. He started as sales executive, took over leadership as sales director very soon and became member of the board at PSI Metals Belgium in 2009. After performing an executive MBA, he took over the role of the Financial Director in 2013. Thomas Quinet will keep responsibility for the Finance, Controlling, Legals, IT and Services. In addition he will be managing all topics related to the product PSImetals. Sven Busch will be responsible for all customer needs covered by four divisions which are directly responsible for Sales and Delivery in dedicated markets.

Detlef Schmitz, leading the company from the very beginning, transformed PSI Metals together with his co-managing director Sven Busch from a German market leader to the global leader in production management software for metals. With this change, Detlef Schmitz wants to continue to support the company with his expertise whilst starting a well-regulated generational transfer at the same time.

Adapting the new organization will secure continuity on the path towards a product driven business model with the clear goal to combine top application and business consultants with the best in class product in the metals industries whilst ensuring and enhancing the market leadership for production management solutions in the metals industry.

On the basis of its own software products, PSI AG develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (energy networks, energy trading), production management (mining, metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 1,600 persons worldwide.