Executive Committee

Mitja Schulz

Chief Executive Officer

Business Administration & Economics, University of Stuttgart.
German citizen, 1977

Professional background (main stages)

2002 – 2009 Purchasing Management positions with Porsche AG
2009 – 2015 Purchasing & Supply Chain Management positions with ZF Group, Germany
2016 – 2018 SVP & GM with ZF TRW, USA
2019 – 2020 SVP & CEO of ZF Wind Power Antwerpen NV, Belgium
Since Jan 4, 2021 CEO, Gurit

JAVIER PEREZ-FREIJE

(Starting May 1, 2024)

Chief Financial Officer

Dr. oec., University of St. Gallen, NYU Stern School of Business.
Spanish citizen, 1975

Professional background (main stages)

2001 – 2004 Finance & Controlling, BMW Group, Germany
2007 – 2010 Head Operational Controlling, Rieter, Switzerland
2010 – 2012 CFO Business Group SAMEA & Italy, Rieter, Switzerland
2012 – 2015 Head Corporate Controlling, Autoneum, Switzerland
2015 – 2017 CFO Business Group North America, Autoneum, USA
2017 – 2018 CFO, Netstal-Maschinen AG, Switzerland
2018 – 2024 CFO, Mikron Group, Switzerland
Since May 1, 2024 CFO, Gurit

JAVIER PEREZ-FREIJE

(Starting May 1, 2024)

Chief Financial Officer

Dr. oec., University of St. Gallen, NYU Stern School of Business.
Spanish citizen, 1975

Professional background (main stages)

2001 – 2004 Finance & Controlling, BMW Group, Germany
2007 – 2010 Head Operational Controlling, Rieter, Switzerland
2010 – 2012 CFO Business Group SAMEA & Italy, Rieter, Switzerland
2012 – 2015 Head Corporate Controlling, Autoneum, Switzerland
2015 – 2017 CFO Business Group North America, Autoneum, USA
2017 – 2018 CFO, Netstal-Maschinen AG, Switzerland
2018 – 2024 CFO, Mikron Group, Switzerland
Since May 1, 2024 CFO, Gurit

Binjiang Chen

General Manager, BU Manufacturing Solutions

PhD in Ceramic Science and Engineering, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, USA
MS in Materials Science, Changchun Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Changchun, China
US Citizen, 1961

Professional background (main stages)

1998 – 2004 Various Management positions in USA and China at Philips Electronics
2004 – 2009 General Manager Metaldyne, Automotive Components Co. Ltd. Suzhou, China
2009 – 2011 General Manager and VP of Asia Pacific, VSG China, Dover Corp.
Since July 1, 2011 General Manager, BU Manufacturing Solutions, Gurit

Daniel Dahlqvist

General Manager, BU Wind Systems

Swedish Citizen, 1976

Professional background (main stages)

2004 – 2008 Plant manager/Vice President at Nitator AB
2008 – 2013 Director at Kalmar/Cargotec Corporation
2013 – 2018 VP Global operations at BROMMA, BROMMA Managing Director, Malaysia
2018 – 2019 VP Global Supply Chain at HIAB
2019 – 2022 COO at DIAB
Since 2023 General Manager, BU Wind Systems, Ringkobing, Denmark, Gurit

Daniel Dahlqvist

General Manager, BU Wind Systems

Swedish Citizen, 1976

Professional background (main stages)

2004 – 2008 Plant manager/Vice President at Nitator AB
2008 – 2013 Director at Kalmar/Cargotec Corporation
2013 – 2018 VP Global operations at BROMMA, BROMMA Managing Director, Malaysia
2018 – 2019 VP Global Supply Chain at HIAB
2019 – 2022 COO at DIAB
Since 2023 General Manager, BU Wind Systems, Ringkobing, Denmark, Gurit

Karen Glauser

Head of Group Human Resources

BSc in Business Administration (FFHS) and MSc in Change Management (HEC Paris)
Swiss and New Zealand citizen, 1973

Professional background (main stages)

2002 – 2005 HR Manager & International Assignments at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
2005 – 2020 Sr. Director, HRBP Europe (last role) at Thermo Fisher Scientific Ltd.
2020 – 2024 Head of Global Talent Management (last role) at UPL Ltd.
Since Feb 1, 2024 Head of Group Human Resources, Gurit

Lance Hill

General Manager, BU Marine & Industrial Materials

MBA
British citizen, 1966

Professional background (main stages)

1990 – 1996 Sales and Marketing Director RK Carbon Fibers ltd, UK
1997 – 2001 Sales Director SGL Technic Inc, USA
2002 – 2009 Sales Director SGL Carbon Fibers ltd, UK
2009 – 2012 Head of Sales Gurit Wind Energy, UK
2013 – 2020 Regional Sales Director Gurit USA Inc, USA
Since May 1, 2020 General Manager, BU Marine & Industrial Materials, Gurit

Lance Hill

General Manager, BU Marine & Industrial Materials

MBA
British citizen, 1966

Professional background (main stages)

1990 – 1996 Sales and Marketing Director RK Carbon Fibers ltd, UK
1997 – 2001 Sales Director SGL Technic Inc, USA
2002 – 2009 Sales Director SGL Carbon Fibers ltd, UK
2009 – 2012 Head of Sales Gurit Wind Energy, UK
2013 – 2020 Regional Sales Director Gurit USA Inc, USA
Since May 1, 2020 General Manager, BU Marine & Industrial Materials, Gurit

Jesper Sørensen

General Manager, BU Structural Profiles

MSc in Engineering Production Management from the University of Aalborg, Denmark
Danish citizen, 1967

Professional background (main stages)

1991 – 1993 Project Quality Manager, Calçado Veluci Lda (Brazil)
1993 – 1994 Project Quality Manager, ECCO Portugal
1994 – 1998 Production Manager, ECCO Portugal
1998 – 2001 Logistics Manager, ECCO Slovakia
2001 – 2002 Executive Assistant Global Logistics, ECCO Sko A/S
2002 – 2004 Manufacturing Director, ECCO Portugal
2004 – 2009 Managing Director, ECCO Portugal
2009 – 2013 Director Strategic Projects, LM Wind Power
2013 – 2020 Head of Operations, Europe, LM Wind Power
2020 – 2022 Executive Senior Director, LM Wind Power
2023 – 2024 COO, Dangard
Since April 15, 2024 General Manager, BU Structural Profiles, Gurit