Sulzer Confirms Torsten Wintergerste as Division President Chemtech
Torsten Wintergerste, Swiss, 50, took over from Oliver Bailer on an ad interim basis on June 14, 2016. He has been Head of Chemtech’s business unit Separation Technology for Europe, Middle East, India, Russia, and Africa since 2012. He joined Sulzer in 1998, first within the research and development unit Sulzer Innotec, where he became Head of the groupwide center of excellence for fluid technology. From 2006 to 2012, he worked in various managing positions within Sulzer’s division Chemtech, including Director Polymer Technology and Manager Technology and Business Development of the Sulzer Mixpac business unit. Before joining Sulzer, he was a research associate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland (1994 – 1998) and at the National Aeronautics and Space Research Center in Germany (1992 – 1994). Torsten Wintergerste holds a Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Moreover, he has a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, and a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Sulzer, headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834, specializes in pumping solutions, rotating equipment maintenance and services as well as separation, reaction, and mixing technology. The company creates reliable and sustainable solutions for its key markets: oil and gas, power, and water. Sulzer serves customers around the world through a network of over 170 production and service sites, and it has a strong footprint in emerging markets. In 2015, the company achieved sales of roughly CHF 3 billion with around 14 000 employees. www.sulzer.com