Lenze SE (www.lenze.de), headquartered in Hameln, Germany, announced on Feb. 8 the appointment of Chuck Edwards as president of Lenze Americas (www.lenze.com), Uxbridge, Mass., a supplier of motion control products. In taking responsibility for Lenze Americas, Edwards will also become a member of the global Lenze SE Executive Committee..
“We appreciate winning an experienced and successful senior executive like Mr. Edwards for Lenze. With his experience, market knowledge and leadership, we will continue to further develop our position in American markets,” said Dr. Erhard Tellbüscher, chairman of the Board of Management, Lenze SE. “Edwards is powerfully effective in building and leading organizations and his understanding of global product development, sales and marketing is outstanding.”
Edwards has more than 30 years of industrial automation and executive experience, at companies including Molex Inc., Woodhead Industries and Rockwell Automation Inc. He holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
“The machine automation market is extremely diverse, with almost unlimited opportunity. Customers are striving for ever increasing machine performance,” Edwards said. “At Lenze, we are focused on partnering with our customers to enhance their equipment through the combination of intelligent drives, motion control and mechanical technologies, supported by our wide ranging application expertise.”
Lenze Americas develops, manufactures, markets and supports a complete range of motion control solutions, including servo drives and motors, clutches and brakes, gears and gear motors and variable frequency AC motor drives. The operation includes Lenze-AC Tech (www.lenze-actech.com), whose portfolio of AC drive products extends from small sub-micro drives up through large, 500-horsepower drives.