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Lenze Americas appoints Tom Mathias president and CEO

March 4, 2022
Michael Harper vice president of sales and marketing for Lenze Americas

Tom Mathias, president and CEO, Lenze Americas

Lenze, an automation company for the machine-building industry with a focus in motion-centric automation, recently appointed Tom Mathias to President and CEO of Lenze Americas.

“We are delighted to have Tom join our North American team,” said Christian Wendler, chairman of the Lenze executive board. “With his addition, we have gained an executive manager with in-depth industry knowledge and many years of relevant experience. Tom was very successful in his management positions at various industrial companies. We look forward to having him lead our Lenze Americas team into the future and drive our company growth in this very important market. Lenze’s automation expertise can make a real difference for machine builders looking for higher productivity, better energy efficiency, and lower system cost.”

Mathias’ 25 years of experience in the industrial automation industry include roles with GE, Fanuc, Parker Hannifin, and Omron in Europe, Japan, and the Americas. Most recently, he was president & CEO of Omron Robotics & Safety Technologies. Mathias has expertise in global general management, sales leadership, and merger/integration.

“Lenze is a world-class automation company, and I join the team with both a deep respect for the company’s history and genuine appreciation for our future potential in the Americas,” Mathias said. “I’m thrilled to join the Lenze organization and look forward to working together with our customers, partners and employees to continue delivering best-in-class automation solutions.”   

Michael Harper, vice president of sales and marketing, Lenze Americas

Mathias holds a B.S. in electrical and electronics engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Lenze also recently appointed Michael Harper vice president of sales and marketing for Lenze Americas. Harper is an experienced sales professional, with expertise in strategic growth leadership and sales management. His industry background includes many years in sales leadership positions at Festo, Soft Robotics, and AutoGuide Mobile Robots.

“I look forward to contributing to Lenze Americas continuous path of growth in North America and reinforcing its strong reputation as a responsive and technology-forward automation company,” Harper said. “For me, customer success and satisfaction should be the key drivers in every step of our business development and improvement.”

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