Dr. Theodore Duclos, Chief Technology Officer for Freudenberg Sealing Technologies to retire

Weinheim, Germany – Freudenberg Sealing Technologies announced that Dr. Theodore Duclos, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), has elected to retire from the organization on June 30 right after extra than 25 several years of assistance. Dr. Duclos, who is regarded for championing progressive approaches to technology and manufacturing procedures, has agreed to proceed in an advisory part with Freudenberg’s e-Energy Techniques Enterprise Group.
“Dr. Duclos distinguished himself as equally an exceptional Main Technology Officer and as a visionary, nevertheless sensible, manufacturing govt throughout his Freudenberg occupation,” claimed Claus Möhlenkamp, Chief Government Officer (CEO). “His aid for lean techniques, adaptable manufacturing and main technologies and innovation plans has contributed to Freudenberg’s good results as a long term-oriented, world wide sealing specialist.
“Dr. Duclos has been especially influential in driving Freudenberg Sealing Technologies’ transformation into a primary supplier of merchandise and methods for electrified powertrains and in the advancement of the battery and gas cell systems for heavy-responsibility business autos,” Möhlenkamp ongoing. “His early advocacy and implementation of systems these kinds of as a person-piece flow and digitalization on the shop floor have helped build a nimble producing environment in which Freudenberg can rapidly reply to customers’ E-Mobility necessities and worries. We thank him for his contributions to the accomplishment of Freudenberg Sealing Systems.”
Dr. Duclos joined the Freudenberg Group in September 1996 as Corporate Know-how Director at Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Systems in Plymouth, Michigan (US). Freudenberg-NOK conducts business enterprise operations for Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas. Dr. Duclos was instrumental in supporting the Freudenberg-NOK structure and establish what is right now a planet-course sequence of resources progress and screening laboratories at the Plymouth location.
After holding numerous thriving management positions inside the business, Dr. Duclos grew to become Main Technology Officer of Freudenberg-NOK in 2001. He was promoted to Vice President of Functions and Technologies in 2004. 6 yrs later on, he grew to become the Common Manager of the Radial Shaft Seal Division at Freudenberg-NOK and in 2011 was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the International Fluid Power Division. Dr. Duclos was also appointed President of Freudenberg-NOK in 2015 prior to having up his most recent position as CTO and Management Board Member of Freudenberg Sealing Systems in Weinheim (Germany) in 2016. In 2019, Dr. Duclos furthermore assumed the place of Chief Operating Officer and fulfilled the responsibilities of the COO right up until April 2021.
Dr. Duclos attained a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Stanford College. He went on to get paid a master’s degree and PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke College. He maintained a potent fascination in exploring how organic methods can affect and enhance industrial procedures and credits his track record in biomedical engineering for this fascination. He has lectured on this and other subjects these kinds of lean production and producing adaptability, at business conferences and activities. Dr. Duclos and his wife strategy to return to the United States right after his retirement and he will stay as a senior administration advisor to the freshly fashioned Freudenberg
e-Electrical power Units Company Team.
Productive July 1, Dr. Matthias Sckuhr, COO of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, will furthermore think the part of CTO for the enterprise. The Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Administration Board will then consist of a few customers: Claus Möhlenkamp (CEO), Ludger Neuwinger-Heimes (CFO) and Dr. Sckuhr (COO/CTO). The customers of the Management Board report to the Board of Freudenberg SE.