New President and CEO of TRUMPF Inc.

Dr. Lars Gruenert assumes role of president and CEO of TRUMPF Inc.

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Effective July 1, 2013, Dr. Lars Gruenert will serve as president and CEO of TRUMPF Inc. He succeeds Mr. Rolf Biekert. In this position, Dr. Gruenert will be responsible for all TRUMPF Inc.’s subsidiaries and business operations in North America, including manufacturing, engineering, research and development, customer service, technical training, product sales, and applications.
Dr. Gruenert comes to TRUMPF Inc. from TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG where he served as Executive Vice President of the TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, and CFO of the Laser Technology/Electronics business division. In this role he was responsible for the central departments IT and processes, purchasing, and organizational development.

“Working closely with Rolf over the last six months, I feel confident and well-prepared for this transition. I look forward to officially joining TRUMPF Inc. as we enter the new fiscal year, and strive to continue the positive growth and development of TRUMPF in North America,” stated Dr. Gruenert.

After more than twenty-five years of service, Rolf Biekert leaves TRUMPF to lead Maintecx, an independent fabricating equipment sales representative company and an exclusive distributor of TRUMPF fabricating equipment in the Midwest. This territory includes Nebraska, Western Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

“With his extensive knowledge of the industry and the needs of our TRUMPF customers, Rolf is uniquely positioned for this new business venture,” explained Burke Doar, vice president, sales and marketing, of TRUMPF Inc. “He is an exceptional resource for our customers in this territory and we are confident he will bring the same high-level of service he has demonstrated during his tenure at TRUMPF to our customers in the Midwest.”