Patent holder process engineer Jaisen Kohmuench appointed Eriez chief operating officer

Mike Edwards   

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The Eriez Board of Directors has appointed Jaisen Kohmuench to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO), according to an announcement from Eriez president and CEO Lukas Guenthardt.

As COO, Kohmuench (above) will manage all of Erie, PA-based Eriez’ major operations, including Eriez-USA, Eriez Global Flotation and Eriez international businesses. He will continue to work closely with corporate executives and functional leaders to ensure Eriez’ sustained strategic growth.

Over the past two decades, Kohmuench has made significant contributions to Eriez, the company says, steadily ascending in the organization across multiple business areas and geographies. Kohmuench served most recently as Vice President-International, a position he held for three years before accepting this latest promotion to COO.

Kohmuench earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in mining and minerals engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he received numerous academic honors and awards. Kohmuench has spent the entirety of his career with Eriez, joining the company in 2000 as a Process Engineer.

Among his many notable career achievements, Kohmuench is credited as an inventor on more than a dozen patents and has authored numerous technical papers for prominent scientific and technical journals.

Eriez separation technologies include magnetic separation, flotation, metal detection and material handling equipment.

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