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Lenze Americas appoints new president


Lenze, an automation company for the machine-building industry, has named Steve Markham as president of Lenze Americas.

Steve Markham, Lenze Americas

Markham brings to the role experience leading U.S. and international firms in rapid growth.

He also has extensive experience in management and business consulting services, continuous improvement and business transformations. With his multi-industry expertise in supply-chain, operations, production and international business, Markham will make expansion of the Lenze brand in North America a top priority.

“We are thrilled to welcome Steve Markham to our organization,” says Christian Wendler, chairman of the Lenze executive board.

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“Under his leadership, Lenze Americas will build on our North American sales, production and engineering footprint to better serve our customers and drive company growth.”

Markham has held executive leadership positions at Musent LLC (Interim Management and Consulting), Schaefer Container Systems North Americas and BLG Logistics.

“I am motivated by challenges that provide an opportunity to learn and grow. I also gain great satisfaction from watching other people and teams develop and succeed,” says Markham.

“The plan is for my experience in executing successful strategies, and mastering complex situations with analytical, solution-oriented problem solving, to result in Lenze Americas seeing significant market share growth and improved operational efficiencies.

“It is an exciting time to be joining Lenze as we work to make a dramatic expansion in the Americas with our consistent and scalable solutions portfolio – which includes high-quality mechatronic products, powerful hardware and software for machine automation, and services for digitalization in areas such as big data management, cloud or mobile solutions, and software in the context of IoT.”