Gregg A. Holst has been appointed president of Rittal Corporation, a leading industrial and IT manufacturer headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Holst will be responsible for the entire North American market, one of the company's most important markets outside of Europe, which also offers considerable growth potential, said Rittal International President, Christoph Caselitz..
Since the company's headquarters in Schaumburg is located close to one of the major economic hubs, Chicago, Rittal also decided to concentrate the management in the Midwest.
Holst most recently served as President and COO of Japanese electronics group Omron. In that role, the electrical engineer dramatically strengthened the company’s position in North and South America. He previously drove sales growth for Revere Electric Supply as executive vice president, operating in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Mr. Holst has also held executive positions at Square D and General Electric.
"With Mr. Holst, we have succeeded in entrusting a leader with many years of experience in the automation business and distribution channel with this crucial new task," said Americas and Global Market solutions executive vice president Frank Delesen.