Bridging the Gap Between the Black Forest and Denver; Tula International Places a General Manager for an Innovative German Cleantech Niche Leader

Many global expansions fail because of cultural mismatches. In particular, German manufacturing practices and United States western culture may clash. Finding the right executive to lead a German cleantech firm's expansion into the U.S. demands a rich understanding of both cultures.

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The opening of the Denver production facility on June 22nd is a significant milestone for the German cleantech leader, J. Schneider Elektrotechnik GmbH.

Bernard Vanderlande guided us to a number of impressive candidates, and we are pleased to find an executive of Arnd Becker’s caliber to lead our new U.S. subsidiary, J. Schneider Power Supplies, Inc.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Many global expansions fail because of cultural mismatches. In particular, German manufacturing practices and United States western culture may clash. Finding the right executive to lead a German cleantech firm's expansion into the U.S. demands a rich understanding of both cultures.

The gap, however, can be bridged, as Tula International has recently shown. The executive search firm has placed Arnd Becker as general manager for J. Schneider Elektrotechnik GmbH in the United States, heading the firm's new manufacturing facility in Denver, Colorado. "Arnd Becker is an experienced global renewable energy executive with superb contacts and the passion to excel. We are absolutely delighted to have him join J. Schneider," explains Bernard Vanderlande, Tula's managing partner.

Bettina Schneider, Managing Director of J.Schneider Elektrotechnik GmbH, said, "Bernard Vanderlande guided us to a number of impressive candidates, and we are pleased to find an executive of Arnd Becker’s caliber to lead our new U.S. subsidiary, J. Schneider Power Supplies, Inc."

The opening of the Denver production facility on June 22nd is a significant milestone for the German cleantech leader. The new automated facility will globalize the manufacturing base for all three of J. Schneider's business units: transformers, electric drive service centers, and high voltage- and uninterruptable power supplies. Moreover, Denver is an ideal location for J. Schneider to reach the wind, solar and other renewable energy sectors in the United States.

About J. Schneider Elektrotechnik GmbH
From a small German repair shop to a high-tech manufacturing facility in Denver. Founded in 1939 as repair shop for electrical machinery, J. Schneider Elektrotechnik GmbH is today a leading manufacturer of industrial power supplies. The firm was recently named one of the top 100 innovative medium-sized companies in Germany.

About Tula International
Tula International serves the executive search market for renewable energy and emerging technologies. The principals combine a wealth of business and search expertise with a passion for renewable energy. Tula recognizes that a successful executive search in this field depends on incomparable global contacts and a deep knowledge of the industry and its trends, both in North America and Europe. Tula International has a track record of finding distinguished leaders for a broad spectrum of renewable energy companies and venture capital firms. Their clients are leaders in wind energy, solar (PV, thermal or thin-film), biomass and bio fuels, energy efficiency and energy storage, geothermal energy and “clean tech” support in sales and marketing, supply chain, engineering and green building enterprises.

Tula is member of IRC Global Executive Search Partners, a global professional alliance of retained executive search firms united in their commitment to providing the highest possible standards in management recruitment services. Tula is the Sanskrit word meaning “balance.” As a firm committed to a sustainable future, we join our clients and partners in honoring the effort to seek balance in energy development and product manufacturing. The company's website is: http://www.tulainternational.com.


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