Minebea Intec (Germany) - Press Release: Manina Kettler (40) has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Minebea Intec, a leading global manufacturer of industrial weighing and inspection technology. She is now responsible for Accounting, Controlling Treasury, IT and Administration. Most recently, the management of these departments lay directly with Hidenori Shimosako, CEO of Minebea Intec.
From financial controller to CFO in nine years: Manina Kettler is the best example of how Minebea Intec attaches great importance to employee development. In her new role, she will be in charge of budgeting, reporting, contracts, insurance, cash flow planning and IT strategy, among other things. Above all, Manina sees potential for Minebea Intec to become even more efficient in process optimization and further digitalization within the finance department. "We have already seen initial success with automated invoice and travel expense processing," says Manina. "One of our next projects will be controlling day-by-day reporting for our business partners in an automated way."
Women power in the top management of Minebea Intec:
Together with CEO Hidenori Shimosako, CSO Nick Parsons, COO Dr. Karl Sommer and CTO Dr. Axel Böttger, Manina will further expand the management team at Minebea Intec. „She has been contributing the company with her great professional capabilities as well as remarkable commitment, by which, I believe, Minebea Intec will definitey grow even stronger“, says CEO Hidenori Shimosako.
Manina is the first woman to serve in top management at the company; a signal for more female empowerment, diversity and inclusion. "I can only advise every female colleague to believe in her own strengths," says Manina. "Those who prove themselves time and again and also specifically demand more responsibility will be successful at Minebea Intec."
The 40-year-old brings outstanding expertise in the field of finance. After completing her dual business studies at the Volkswagen Group, she passed through various positions as a financial controller in the food and service industries before starting in controlling for Minebea Intec's Aachen site in 2013. In 2018, she then took on her first management position as Accounting Director at the headquarters in Hamburg, followed by Controlling in 2019. Since 2021, Manina has been Deputy CFO. "I am very much looking forward to the new task," says Manina. "I want to dovetail the individual departments even more and promote co-operation. For me, that is the key to success."