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Rittal announces new CEO of Rittal USA

Rittal's approach combines EPLAN digital software and CAE services to connect engineering, sourcing, manufacturing, and operations with end-to-end transparency.

January 31, 2022   by CM Staff

Rittal Appoints Andreas Ruzic, EVP of Rittal NA, as CEO of Rittal USA

MISSISSAUGA — Rittal Systems Ltd. Canada, congratulates Andreas Ruzic, Executive Vice President of Rittal North America, on his additional appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Rittal USA. This position adds operational management responsibilities to his current role of Executive Vice President of Rittal North America. In his expanded role, he will try and lead an executive team responsible for the growth of the business as well as the company’s operations, manufacturing, sales, and administrative functions.

Andreas brings C-level experience covering a variety of industries including manufacturing, aviation & aerospace, retail, telecommunications, and supply chain management. His experience with building brands, driving profitable growth and strategic thinking hopes to further advance Rittal as an industrial and IT enclosure manufacturer.

“I am very excited to take over the role of CEO USA in addition to my responsibility for North America and look forward to the challenges, the growth and opportunities ahead of us,” states Andreas Ruzic, CEO of Rittal USA and EVP of Rittal North America. “I am very much looking forward to continue the trusting and respectful collaboration and teamwork we’ve built so far guiding us to new possibilities.”

Over the past three years, former Rittal USA CEO, Mike Freund, made contributions to Rittal’s strategy and growth, laying the foundation for Andreas. Andreas will concentrate on continuous and sustainable development across the North American region.

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Rittal’s approach combines EPLAN digital software and CAE services to connect engineering, sourcing, manufacturing, and operations with end-to-end transparency and visibility throughout the entire process.

Andreas has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany and speaks three languages – English, Croatian, and German.


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