Gurit, a manufacturer of advanced composite materials and composite tooling equipment, has announced the appointment of Dr Ernst Lutz as general manager of business unit wind materials and member of executive committee, effective September 1, 2020. Lutz has strong technical knowhow and extensive leadership experience from a global business environment.
Lutz will report to Rudolf Hadorn, chief executive officer of Gurit.
Lutz is joining Gurit from Grundfos Holding A/S in Denmark, where he held the position of group executive vice president of business development and chief technology officer. Prior to this, he served in several international executive positions at Sulzer Ltd Switzerland and at the Alcan Group.
Lutz is a Swiss national and holds an Engineering Diploma from ETH Zürich where he graduated in Fluid Dynamics and Composite Mechanics. Moreover, he holds a PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics as well as an MBA from the University of Zurich and University of New York at Albany.
“The appointment of Lutz puts someone with a multinational business background and a solid connection to our Industry in charge of our wind materials business unit, and it is with great pleasure we welcome him to our team.” Rudolf Hadorn, chief executive officer of Gurit, said in a press release.
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