Tony Peet joined SICK in March 2012. He serves as CEO of the USA and Canadian Subsidiaries of SICK, a member of the Management Board and as the representative for North America on SICK's International Board.
Peet graduated from West Cumbria College, England with a degree in electrical engineering. He has global experience in general management, strategic marketing and sales leadership. Peet previously worked as the Managing Partner for Pazro Business Consulting and as the Vice President of Minco Products Inc. before coming to SICK.
Dave Szczepanski joined SICK in November 2012. He serves as President of the US Subsidiary and a member of the North American Management Board responsible for Service and Project Execution and Customer Care. Prior to this role, he was the Head of Logistics Automation where he built up the sales and marketing efforts in that space. He also called the SICK offices in Germany home for a time, gaining valuable intercultural experience.
Szczepanski graduated from GMI Engineering and Management (Kettering University) with a degree in electrical engineering. Szczepanski brings 20+ years of experience in systems execution, project management, and sales.
SICK Product & Competence Center Americas, LLC - Management
Arvind Sharma joined SICK in October 2021 as the Chief Operating Officer for Product & Competence Center - Americas. Arvind is a member of the Management Board and is responsible for all aspects of SICK’s North American production operations including Assembly Operations Management, Production Engineering, Production Planning, Repair, Product Quality, Supplier Quality, Procurement, Compliance, and Safety functions.
Prior to joining SICK, Arvind worked at Emerson as Director of Global Operations & Quality for a key business unit. During his 15 years with that company, he held various leadership roles in Strategic Sourcing, Demand Planning and Corporate Strategic Planning. Prior to that, Arvind worked at Elementis Pigments and Hilco Technologies for 7 years in operations management and controls engineering capacities.
Arvind has a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology & has a Master of Business Administration degree from Cornell University. Arvind has a CPIM certification from Association for Supply Chain Management (APICS).
Chief Legal and People Officer, SSC05
Elise Furlan joined SICK in 2014 as the only attorney outside of Germany. After working her way to Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel, she now reports to Nicole Kurek as the Chief Legal and People Officer. She is a member of the SSC05 and PCA Boards and is responsible for the Human Resources and Legal operations throughout the upper North American Region.
Elise studied Economics and Political Science with a concentration in International Relations at Carleton College. She also received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota, studied finance and accounting at Harvard, and studied abroad at the University of Cambridge and the American University of Beirut, curating a great foundation in international perspectives.
In her time at SICK, Furlan has forged new processes, built relationships, and developed our world-class Legal Department.
Chief Financial Officer, SSC05 and PCA
Christian Weisenahl joined the US subsidiary of SICK in January of 2023. He serves as Chief Financial Officer for the US and Canadian Subsidiaries of SICK, is a member of the management board, and will be responsible for Finance & Controlling and IT for these units.
Weisenahl graduated from the University of Cologne, Germany in Business Administration. Weisenahl has territory management experience throughout Europe having headed the European sales office in Munich, Germany at Two Technologies, Inc. before heading Finance, Controlling & Internal Services of SICK’s German Sales & Service Unit from 2007 to 2017. In 2018, Weisenahl was appointed to the management board responsible for Finance & Controlling, HR and Service, as well as Purchasing, Order Processing, IT & e-Business, Management Systems and Facility Management.