Torsten Pilz is Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer.
While leading in a newly created position for Honeywell, Pilz has broad responsibilities for the integrated supply chain, including procurement, and will drive improvements in plant efficiency and working capital while continuing to enhance quality and delivery to customers’ expectations.
Prior to Honeywell, Pilz served for 1½ years as Vice President, Supply Chain, for SpaceX, where he was responsible for all supply chain activities, including planning, purchasing, material management and logistics. He built and developed a team that supported dozens of launches a year as well as the development and production of the Falcon and Falcon Heavy Rockets, the Dragon Spacecraft and the SpaceX’ satellite program. Prior to that, Pilz served four years as Vice President, Worldwide Operations, at Amazon, where he led the execution and expansion of the global Consumables and Ultrafast eCommerce segment, including brands such as AmazonFresh, AmazonPantry, AmazonCampus and Prime Now.
Before Amazon, Pilz spent eight years at Henkel AG & Co. in a series of progressively larger roles in Germany and the U.S., culminating in his assignment as Senior Vice President, Global Operations, and Chief Executive Officer, Schwarzkopf & Henkel Production Europe GmbH, where he led global operations for the Beauty Care Division. Pilz also served as a Senior Consultant, Life Science, Consumer and Chemical Industry, at Strategy& in Germany and the U.S., and he held several progressively larger production management roles at Clariant AG Frankfurt. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees followed by a doctorate in chemical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.