New senior vice president innovation for more growth and innovation

27.04.2022 Dr Lutz Steiner has been appointed as senior vice president innovation at the global automation specialist Lenze on 1 April 2022. With Dr. Steiner, an experienced industry expert and innovation manager with international management experience joins the Hamelin, Germany-based group of companies.

Dr Lutz Steiner is the new senior vice president innovation at Lenze.
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Dr Lutz Steiner is the new senior vice president innovation at Lenze.

In the newly created position, he will be in charge of all innovation in the Lenze Group and will strategically drive forward the technological roadmap. By creating the new position of senior vice president innovation, Lenze is underlining its position as a pacesetter in global factory automation.

Aiming for sustainable growth

"We want to continue to grow sustainably and must therefore think today in terms of products and solutions that our customers will need tomorrow and the day after. We can only achieve a sustainable Industry 4.0 through digitalisation and innovation. For this, we still need many new technologies that make it possible to use energy, materials and working time more efficiently – or the other way around: we need innovations to further curb the waste of resources. In Dr Lutz Steiner, we have been able to gain an experienced innovation manager who will drive these issues forward with his scientific and technical expertise and international industry experience," says Lenze CTO Frank Maier.

"Lenze is ideally positioned with the domain expertise of 75 years, a large international partner network and a corporate culture characterised by the courage to change. With these building blocks, my ideas and my experience, I want to continue to shape our technology roadmap and consistently focus on the sustainable digitalisation of factory automation," says Dr Steiner, describing his strategy. "As automation experts, our customers expect us to think far ahead so that they can produce more sustainably in the future and remain competitive. To achieve this, we at Lenze must create technological visions and concepts. I see that as my core task."

Scientific and technical expertise

Most recently, Dr Lutz Steiner was responsible for R&D Building Automation Solutions Asia Pacific at ABB China. In addition to extensive experience in the international automation industry and in innovation management, he brings with him the necessary scientific and technical expertise to manage research and development activities in a targeted manner. He studied electrical engineering and information technology, specialising in automation technology, at Darmstadt Technical University, where he completed his doctorate in building automation and renewable energies.