Sven Schroer began his career with HUESKER on the 1st of February 2002 and has held multiple leadership roles within the HUESKER Group including: Area Manager for South East Europe, Middle East and Africa, Export Manager and currently CEO of HUESKER Inc for North and Central America.
He relocated his Family from Germany to Charlotte, NC and took over the CEO role for HUESKER Inc. on January 14, 2014. Sven is responsible for all personnel and business activities for North and Central America for HUESKER Inc.
Sven holds a Dipl.-Ing. Civil Engineering and M. Sc. Construction Management.
Michael Schneider joined HUESKER Inc in March 2017 as Quality Manager and was promoted to Operations Manager in April 2018. Michael is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Shelby production facility as well as the promotion and implementation of Lean Management, 5S and Continuous Improvement activities across the US organization.
Michael has over thirty years of production, quality and engineering experience in Germany and the USA. He is a graduated Master of Craftsman’s of the chamber of crafts of Hamburg, Germany.
Lilma Schimmel, hired by HUESKER Inc in August of 2014, is the Engineering Department Head. In her role, she is responsible for design and technical support, research and development of existing and new products and the support of market growth in North and Central America.
Lilma has over ten years of civil and geotechnical engineering experience working in the US and abroad. She also worked as a geotechnical lab engineer and field engineer prior to coming to HUESKER Inc. Lilma has a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from the Universidade Presbeteriana Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, Brazil along with a Master of Science, Engineering at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE as well as professional engineering licenses in the states of Delaware, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Fred Chuck has joined HUESKER, Inc. as Vice President, Business Development. HUESKER is a leading global marketing and manufacturer of geosynthetics. He will have charge of all industry and government relations, business development with engineers & contractors, and will assist the sales team with education & marketing process. The Vice Chair of the Executive Council of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), Chair of the GMA Geotextile Focus Group, he also is a member of IGS-NA, TRB AFS70 - Committee on Geosynthetics, AREMA (Rail Engineering), IECA and led the GMA effort to establish the NTPEP GTX waudit plan. Fred has been in the geosynthetics industry for 35 years, having had responsibilities ranging from product development and technical service to sales and market management.
A Civil Engineering graduate of Purdue University, he is licensed in Indiana, Georgia and North Carolina. Residing in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Fred and his wife, Beth, have two children; a son now graduating in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and a daughter who will be a sophomore at University of South Carolina studying Broadcast Journalism.
Brenda Connolly joined HUESKER Inc as VP Finance in January of 2018. Reporting to Sven Schroer, she is responsible for providing critical financial and administrative services in the areas of financial and capital planning, accounting, procurement and human resources.
Brenda brings over twenty years’ experience in various financial management roles across multiple industries with multi-national and global companies. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz and a MBA in Management from New York University.