Trumpf Inc., the North American business of Trumpf, Ditzingen, Germany, has appointed Bettina Steingruber as its Chief Financial Officer. Steingruber will be responsible for overseeing the finance & controlling, IT infrastructure & business systems, customer contracts & collections, customer financing, logistics & customs, and shared services departments for Trumpf subsidiaries in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The position of CFO was previously held by Lutz Labisch, who became CEO & president March 1, 2022.
Steingruber brings more than twenty-three years of experience in finance and controlling in the manufacturing industry to her new role as CFO of Trumpf. She has worked for the company for sixteen years, most recently as CFO – Bending at Trumpf Maschinen Austria GmbH & Co KG. Trumpf Maschinen Austria develops and produces standalone and automated bending machines and laser-hardened bending tools.
Steingruber was responsible for accounting, business information services, contracts and outbound logistics, and she oversaw the finances of the bending business at Trumpf Maschinen Austria GmbH & Co. KG, Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen Teningen GmbH and Trumpf Macchine Italia. Steingruber holds a Master of Social and Economic Sciences degree from Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria.
Trumpf Inc. also promoted Burke Doar to executive vice president. Doar joined the company in 2002 as VP – Customer Services before he was promoted to VP – Sales & Marketing the following year; he was named senior VP in 2014. Doar has a bachelor’s Princeton University and a law degree from Albany Law School.
“We are excited to strengthen our leadership team with knowledgeable and tenured professionals like Steingruber and Doar,” stated Lutz Labisch. “Not only are they proven experts in finance, contracts, logistics, sales, marketing, and customer service, but they are also well-versed in the needs of the machine tool industry. Their deep understanding of TRUMPF and our customers supports our company commitment to strategic innovation and customer-centric growth in North America.”