Eriez names president, CEO

By |  April 20, 2020


Eriez appointed Lukas Guenthardt as president and CEO.

Guenthardt succeeds Timothy Shuttleworth, who retired after serving as president and CEO at Eriez since 2004. He is Eriez’ fourth president since the company was founded in 1942.

Guenthardt joined Eriez’ board of directors in 2011 before being named executive vice president of global strategy and development in 2014.

“Lukas is an accomplished global executive with a proven track record,” says Richard Merwin, chairman at Eriez. “His years of experience managing our global subsidiaries have prepared him well for success as our new president and CEO to lead Eriez’ strong position and growth opportunities in key industrial markets.”

Prior to joining Eriez, Guenthardt spent 20 years at K-Tron International, serving in a variety of executive capacities. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Basel and a master of science in management from Sloan School of Management at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology.

Eriez, headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, manufactures lift and separation, metal detection, fluid recycling, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment for the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate and textile industries.

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