Dr Jan Gupta has joined Germany’s Schunk Group as a new member of the Executive Board from April 1, 2014. He will succeed Dr Heinz-Joachim Mäurer and will be responsible for the Materials Division which manufactures components from carbon, graphite, carbon fibre-reinforced carbon (C/C), silicon carbide, aluminium oxide and quartz.
After 35 years with the company, seven of which as a member of the Executive Board, Dr Mäurer will retire at the end of the year.
In recent years, Dr Gupta has held various managerial roles with a global manufacturer of sealing technology, nonwoven materials, household products and specialty chemicals. Most recently, he had overall responsibility for the global division of dynamic seals.