July 10, 2013
Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Dr. Lars Gruenert as president and CEO, succeeding Rolf Biekert. In this position, he is responsible for all of the company’s subsidiaries and business operations in North America, including manufacturing, engineering, research and development, customer service, technical training, product sales, and applications.
Gruenert previously served as executive vice president of 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.
After 25 years with the organization, Biekert leaves to lead Maintecx, an independent fabricating equipment sales representative company and an exclusive distributor of TRUMPF fabricating equipment in the Midwest.