Sumitomo (SHI) Demag appoints Senior Director Technology

Martin Pütz

Positioning the company to lead its response to future technological developments, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has appointed experienced processing and machinery expert Martin Pütz as its Senior Director Technology. As respected IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing) mechanical engineering academic, Pütz brings a rich innovation perspective gained by his deep and diverse experiences in a variety of roles. His career pathway has seen Mr. Pütz progress from  an injection molding process engineer to different technical and sales management positions, and most recently Global Senior Director Engineering and Innovation with Gerresheimer, a global solution provider for pharma, healthcare and the cosmetic industry.

As Senior Director Technology, he is responsible for building on the company’s clear agile-engineering strategy. This includes overseeing the Group’s R&D, application technology, training and technical product management departments. He has also been assigned the task of strengthening application technology as the company’s third business pillar within the subsidiaries, alongside machinery sales and service. Pütz will be based at the Schwaig office.

Commenting on this latest management appointment, CEO Gerd Liebig cited the leader’s strong application background combined with his multi-dimensional medical technology knowledge as very beneficial: “Innovations are what differentiates Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. This is where our added value comes from. With the processing and machine development landscape changing faster and faster, being able to execute this innovative spirit while staying customer-centric and focusing on aligning development efforts will put us ahead of other market suppliers.”

Martin Pütz commented: “Innovation doesn’t happen in just one department. It requires a collaborative, cross-functional approach, tied to a common goal.  We are bringing together the development of technology applications, machines, digital services and practical training. Thus, we can accelerate the implementation of our solutions and proactively adapt to changing market requirements. I am thrilled to be joining the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag team at this phase of its exciting technology and innovation journey.”