SCHAUMBERG, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rittal North America LLC welcomes Mike Freund as Managing Director. In
his new role he will lead an executive team responsible for the growth
of the business as well as the company’s operations, manufacturing,
sales and administrative functions.
Prior to joining Rittal, Freund was director of technical sales, support
and training at Schneider Electric. He held various leadership roles
across several departments and locations at Schneider, where he worked
for more than 30 years. He started his career as a general salesperson
in his hometown of Pittsburgh for Square D Company, which was later
bought by Schneider.
“Mike brings a wealth of experience to his new role; we are pleased to
welcome him to the team,” said Koen Wolfcarius, executive vice president
for Rittal North and South America. “We’re confident that his expertise
will help grow Rittal’s business in the United States.”
Across his many roles, Freund has been responsible for starting new
business initiatives, overseeing operational success, and growing
business with his in-depth experience within the industrial equipment
market including controls and automation.
“I’ve known the Rittal name for a long time; it is a high-quality
product and well-respected company,” said Freund. “I’m excited to apply
my knowledge of Rittal’s customers, channel, and market into action to
increase Rittal’s globally respected brand awareness and build market
share here in the United States.”
Freund earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from
Virginia Tech and is a certified energy manager through the Association
of Energy Engineers. He lives in the greater Chicago area with his wife
and they have two grown children.
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About Rittal North America
Rittal North America LLC is a global manufacturer of industrial
enclosures and accessories, climate control, power management systems,
and automation services. Rittal provides innovative, high-quality
solutions built to integrate into your equipment and applications.
Products are tested and certified to the appropriate standards that
apply, including UL, CSA, IEC, ATEX and others. For more information,