Viega, a manufacturer of press technology, announced the appointment of Sarah Simpson as chief financial officer (CFO), effective Aug. 8. Simpson joins the Viega executive team with experience in complex, global business, having worked previously at Baker Hughes, General Electric, and most recently as CFO of Nexus Controls.
"Sarah brings with her extensive experience managing large capital budgets, implementing financial systems, and developing a global team across several countries. As Viega continues to grow and expand, particularly in North America, Sarah will be instrumental in helping us reach our goals and achieve success,” said Markus Brettschneider, President and CEO of Viega LLC.
“I am excited to join Viega at a time when the company is experiencing so much growth,” said Simpson. “Press technology is the future of this industry. The company’s commitment to quality products, safety, talented teams, and respected core values are why I am excited to be a part of the Viega team!” Simpson will report directly to President and CEO Markus Brettschneider.
Simpson graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in accounting, followed by obtaining her CPA. In addition to her professional expertise and experience, she is passionate about community involvement, volunteering for more than five years at the STEM girls summer camp hosted at Colorado School of Mines. The camp hosts girls in grades 7-8 from two schools in the Denver area. “It’s rewarding to see girls start thinking about STEM careers early,” said Simpson. While at Baker Hughes, she was a champion of Baker’s Aspire program, which mentored employees who joined Baker Hughes right out of college. She served as a mentor for the sales and commercial as well as the finance Aspire employees.