Heinz-Josef Ponten studied electrical engineering with a special focus on information technology at the University of Applied Sciences, Aachen. After his studies, Heinz-Josef began his career in PSI Metals for what would become 36 challenging yet interesting years with diverse roles and responsibilities.
In 1986, Heinz-Josef joined PSI Metals as consultant and project manager. Due to his expertise, in 1992, he became the head of department for process automation. In 2000, he became the head of business unit-steelmaking. 10 years later, after acquisitions of several companies and reorganization of PSI Metals’ business, Heinz-Josef became the director of the PSI Metals Division Non-Ferrous, Flat & Long as well as a member of the PSI Metals Strategy Committee.
In 2014, he was additionally appointed the managing director for PSI Metals, Belgium and PSI Metals, UK. With over 36 years’ experience in PSI Metals, and after eight years as managing director, in 2022, Heinz-Josef handed over to PSI Metals' ‘next generation’ and went back to his roots where he became product manager for PSImetals Liquid & Energy. His expertise has earned him an invaluable position and high demand in the global metals and steel industry.
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