Farmington, CT - Effective July 1, 2013, Dr. Lars Gruenert will serve as president and CEO of Trumpf Inc., succeeding Rolf Biekert. 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.
Gruenert comes to Trumpf Inc. from Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG, where he served as executive vice president 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 25 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.