Eriez appointed Jaisen Kohmuench president and CEO, effective January 1, 2024. He will succeed current president and 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 to ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities. 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 company’s U.S. flotation group. He later assumed an expatriate position as managing director for Eriez-Australia before returning to the USA to manage all of Eriez’s international businesses as vice-president of international and then COO. Over his many years at Eriez, Kohmuench has been instrumental in shaping global business strategies and driving profitable growth in magnetic separation, flotation, and service operations.