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New Managing Director: groninger sets course for further growth in the USA

The machine builder groninger is repositioning itself in the USA: Philipp Hauser has taken over as Managing Director in Charlotte, North Carolina, effective December 05, 2022.

Philipp Hauser is the new CEO of groninger USA LLC. The 45-year-old took over the management in December 2022. After several weeks of onboarding at the German sites, Hauser has now also started his work in the USA.

With his appointment to the U.S. location of the groninger Group, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the German family-owned company is further expanding its position in the North American market and setting the course for further growth in this region.

"North America, and the USA in particular, are among the most important markets for us across all business areas," emphasizes Managing Partner Jens Groninger. He added, "In Philipp Hauser, we have been able to win over an experienced manager and team player who combines many years of expertise in the international environment and genuine “doer” qualities. We are convinced that he will continue and further advance the path we have chosen." 

Last year, groninger's US subsidiary celebrated its 25th anniversary. Since its founding a quarter of a century ago, massive investments have been made in the location and local capabilities have been steadily expanded. In 1997, only one employee had been working in a rented office, at that time still in Basking Ridge in the state of New Jersey. In the meantime, almost 90 employees are able to independently maintain complete filling and capping lines and manufacture the spare parts required for this market. "This capability enables us to respond up to three times faster to customer inquiries, especially when it comes to the supply of spare parts,” Jens Groninger elaborates.

This is where Philipp Hauser steps in. "I am looking forward to continuing groninger's success story in the USA, together with the strong team, as well as further expanding and strengthening our presence in North America," says the new CEO.

A native of Germany, he has lived in the USA - with brief interruptions - for almost 20 years. Today, he holds both German and American citizenship.

Hauser and his team have a number of plans for the future: "We will further increase our local manufacturing capabilities. We will offer our business partners and customers even faster service and better product availability."

As Managing Director of groninger USA LLC, he will be the link across the Atlantic to ensure smooth processes as the site expands and to continue the close and synergistic cooperation with the German sites. "Close shoulder-to-shoulder cooperation with our colleagues in Crailsheim and Schnelldorf is the foundation for success. We need to further strengthen this unity so that we can grow closer together - even with more than 4,400 miles between us."

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