Eriez has announced the appointment of Jaisen Kohmuench as President & CEO, effective from January 1, 2024
He will succeed current President & CEO, Lukas Guenthardt, who is retiring at the end of 2023. This appointment is the culmination of a carefully planned succession strategy, with Kohmuench working closely alongside Guenthardt and the Eriez Board of Directors to ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities.
Richard Merwin, Chairman of the Board, conveys his deep appreciation for the outgoing President & CEO, stating, ” Guenthardt 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.”
After a comprehensive selection process, Kohmuench emerged as the clear choice to succeed Guenthardt, according to Merwin. With more than two decades of service to Eriez, Kohmuench has held various executive-level roles within the organisation, most recently as Chief Operating Officer.
Kohmuench’s 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 of 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.”
Merwin adds, “We look forward to an exciting new chapter under Kohmuench’s leadership and extend our sincere gratitude to Lukas for his exceptional service.”