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Eriez Names Jaisen Kohmuench as New President and CEO

Current President and CEO Lukas Guenthardt will be retiring at the end of 2023, following 12 years with the company.

Eriez President And Ceo Jaisen Kohmuench

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Eriez has announced the appointment of Jaisen Kohmuench as president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2024. He will succeed current President and CEO Lukas Guenthardt, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Richard Merwin, chairman of the board, states, “Lukas has played a pivotal role in driving the company’s transformative growth, fostering innovation, and achieving remarkable success during his tenure. Under his visionary leadership, Eriez achieved record revenues and strengthened its global market presence.”

With more than two decades of service at Eriez, Kohmuench has held various executive-level roles within the organization, most recently serving as chief operating officer. 

His journey at Eriez has taken him from his initial role in research and development as a process engineer to directing and expanding the U.S. flotation group. He later assumed an expatriate position as managing director for Eriez-Australia before returning to the U.S. to manage all Eriez international businesses as vice president of international and then chief operating officer.

Merwin notes, “Jaisen’s career path reflects a distinctive fusion of technical and financial responsibilities that have helped him develop into the versatile and accomplished leader he is today.”

During his time at Eriez, Kohmuench has been instrumental in shaping global business strategies and driving growth in magnetic, flotation, and service operations. He is the author of numerous technical papers and an inventor with over a dozen patents.

“Jaisen’s extensive technical and international experience, proven leadership qualities, and philanthropic spirit will serve as a guiding force propelling Eriez into a prosperous future,” Merwin says. “We look forward to an exciting new chapter under Jaisen’s leadership and extend our sincere gratitude to Lukas for his exceptional service.” 


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