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Ralph Rosa named Lenze Americas president

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Hire looks to help build on North American sales, production and engineering.

UXBRIDGE, MA—Lenze SE, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drive, motion control and automation technologies, has appointed Ralph Rosa as president of Lenze Americas.

“More than ever, Lenze’s motion centric applications and solutions expertise can make a real difference for machine builders looking for higher productivity, better energy efficiency, lower system cost or global service support. We are thrilled to welcome Ralph Rosa as president of Lenze Americas. Under his leadership, Lenze Americas will build on our North American sales, production and engineering footprint for a dynamic future and the customers we serve,” says Lenze Americas chairman and member of the Lenze executive board Dr. Yorck Schmidt.

Rosa is excited to join Lenze, an organization with one of the freshest product portfolios in the industry including newly launched product families and software such as: space-saving, flexible and low-cost i500 inverters; revolutionary and robust g500 geared motors; and time-saving FAST Software Modules for  developing many automation applications.

“Leveraging impressive worldwide capabilities, Lenze is uniquely positioned as a global Motion Centric Automation specialist and poised to dramatically expand in the Americas with its extensive new product offerings, industry expertise, and system capabilities,” Rosa notes.


Rosa brings a strong track record to Lenze with more than 25 years of experience at Eaton Corporation in the controls, automation, power electronics, and services businesses. At Eaton he achieved leadership positions running business units and large sales, marketing, and engineering organizations in the U.S. and Switzerland. Most recently, Rosa served as president of Schaffner North America, where the businesses recognized significant market share growth and improved operational efficiencies.

Rosa attended Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a dual bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and general arts and sciences. He also holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.

About Lenze Americas
Lenze is a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology. As a global specialist in Motion Centric Automation, it offers products, drive solutions, complete automation systems, engineering services and tools from a single source. Lenze is a leading provider of automation solutions to industries including consumer goods packaging, material handling and logistics, automotive, robotics, and commercial pumps/fans. With a global network of engineers, sales representatives, and manufacturing facilities, Lenze is well-positioned to meet the motion control needs of customers worldwide. Lenze Americas, the American subsidiary of Lenze SE of Germany, is headquartered in Uxbridge, Mass. U.S., with an assembly and logistics center in Glendale Heights, Ill.  Corporate global headquarters are located in Hamelin, Germany.  Visit for more information.


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