Ready to Grow: Merck Process Mining expert Sarah Frieß manages Global Operations at PAF
The Process Analytics Factory (PAF), a Process Mining start-up from Darmstadt, has appointed Sarah Frieß as Vice President Global Operations as of May 01, 2020. Sarah Frieß was previously responsible for Process Mining at the chemical and pharmaceutical group Merck KGaA as Business Process Architect. During this time, she was also responsible for the introduction of PAFnow, the Process Mining Tool of PAF. With the increase in personnel, the company is once again setting the course for global growth, which is primarily due to the massive expansion of the North American business. PAF has recently acquired numerous new customers, such as the packaging company Amcor, the energy supplier Fortis and Air Canada. In addition, PAF was selected for the German Accelerator support program in New York, which gives PAF access to a large network of partners and investors in the USA.
“We are extremely pleased that we have found the perfect fit for the future path of PAF with Sarah Frieß. With her extensive experience in the operationalization of Process Mining in a globally operating company and her international expertise, she will help PAF to align itself even better to the requirements of an increasingly worldwide customer base”, says PAF founder and CEO Tobias Rother.
Sarah Frieß studied International Business Administration in Wiesbaden, France and Boston and subsequently worked for the consulting firm BearingPoint since 2008. Since joining Merck in 2010, she was responsible for the global data and process definition, implementation and harmonization of various business processes such as foreign trade, purchasing and sales. Most recently, she initiated and managed the introduction and implementation of Process Mining in the various business units.
Sarah Frieß’ future tasks include, among others, aligning PAF’s internal processes even more closely with customer requirements, for example in the further development of PAFnow: “PAF is an extremely agile and dynamic company that has established itself on the international market with a convincing concept in just five years. I am really looking forward to helping shape its continued success”, says Sarah Frieß. “I also know what companies are looking for when implementing Process Mining tools in the SAP and non-SAP market and that sometimes it is only supposedly small things that create lasting benefits for companies. I can use this knowledge from my time at Merck for global quality assurance and customer-oriented project implementation and product development. This will certainly bring PAF a good deal closer to its customers,” continues Sarah Frieß.
Sarah Frieß is married and mother of two daughters. In addition to her professional internationality, she is at home all over the world in her private life. She has spent long periods of time abroad in France, the USA and Australia and has travelled extensively on practically every continent.