Wolfgang Farkas | Managing Director
Smiths Detection

Wolfgang Farkas, Managing Director, Smiths Detection

Wolfgang joined Smiths in October 2014 as Managing Director for the high energy business of Smiths Detection. Being qualified lean practitioner and having a thorough  experience in change management and growing businesses, Wolfgang quickly took over additional tasks within Detection, first as OTI EMEA lead when he established a region wide organisation, and more recently becoming the market head for the SW region, including Africa and developing Russia.
 
Early in his career Wolfgang joined Schneider Electric as CFO for the CIS region (ex-Soviet Union) and was firstly based in Austria, than France and Russia. In 2004 he joined Honeywell in UK as International Finance Director covering APAC and EMEA, and when joining Goodrich as Finance Director in 2006, he moved to Paris. 
Most recently Wolfgang worked for UTC Aerospace as Director for business value management and was also in charge to integrate a 500m$ international business take over out of Italy & UK.
 
An Austrian national, Wolfgang holds a European MBA in EU Law and an US MBA in international Finance. He speaks fluently German, English, French and Russian.

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