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Wiedenzhausen, July 5th, 2022 - Wittur Group announces that after 4 years leading the Wittur Human Resources team, Aline Estevant-Rigaut will leave Wittur at the end of July. We want to thank Aline for her achievements in building up a global, future fit and professional Human Resource function and team and we will appreciate her legacy for years to come.

In order to keep up the momentum and to carry on the strong path of building up a value creating People practice for the Wittur Group, we are pleased to welcome Åsa Lautenberg as Wittur Chief People Officer effective July 4th, 2022.

Åsa originally comes from Sweden, is married to a South African, has two grown up sons and has lived and worked in Germany for more than 20 years. She has a deep expertise and experience in Human Resources, with a clear focus on Leadership Development and Transformation. Her experience spans from a long leadership career in the Lufthansa Group where she was responsible for functions such as Talent Management, Leadership & Organization Development, Compensation & Benefits etc. as well as end to end responsibility for the People and Organization Function at SAMSON AG and Viessmann Group.

Åsa describes herself as forward thinking and value driven. She has a global outlook and sees the People Functions value add in fearlessly driving necessary change towards innovative and customer orientated business solutions, while always keeping a strong people and culture focus. She is fascinated with the current strategic challenges at Wittur Group and excited to roll up her sleeves and start to contribute. She feels confident that she’s bringing the right experience from her Aviation days of “taking people to the next level while always bringing them back down again safely”.

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About Wittur
Founded in 1968, Wittur is one of the world’s leading independent elevator components manufacturers, with an extensive global manufacturing footprint and sales network and a broad range of products. Its product offering features components for new elevator manufacturing and sourcing and for modernization and upgrades. Components made by Wittur span from sophisticated mechatronic components for elevator doors to other essential elevator components such as gearless drives, slings, safety gears and cars.

The Wittur Group has a workforce of around 4,700 employees and conducts business in more than 50 countries. It is majority owned by funds managed by Bain Capital Private Equity.

For more information on the company, please visit https://link.edgepilot.com/s/be2745a1/cXartjea3kmxoE7w1Lc7-w?u=http://www.wittur.com/.

 

 

Interactive Website Adapts Specifically to Each Visitor for Personalized Experience

New York City, June 28, 2022American Elevator Group (“AEG”), one of the fastest-growing groups of select and experienced elevator service providers in the United States, introduces My AEG – a unique website approach that instantly elevates the user journey. Video highlights of the experience can be seen here.

Far from a static website, My AEG opens a dialogue with the visitor, and adapts the site content to their role, areas of interest, and geographical location. It offers curated content for property managers, superintendents, consultants, jobseekers, industry suppliers, and more – with various topics such as modernizing elevators, finding a service company, improving elevator efficiency, and more.

“We all have different challenges, goals, and motivations, and we wanted a website that recognizes that,” said John Curzon, VP of Marketing and Communications for American Elevator Group. “This site delivers relevant information, customized for the individual – and makes it easy to connect to a human being when the time is right to have a conversation.”

While the site offers easy access to relevant content, it also provides a fast track to connect and engage with an elevator service company that is best suited to a specific property type, location, and equipment. With the help of cookies, the site remembers what a visitor is interested in and updates the My AEG content for future visits as new content is added.

According to AEG, this launch is just the beginning. Over the next few weeks and months, the company plans to build out its website with even more educational, inspirational and helpful content. The company’s goal is to assist its customers, partners, and suppliers in making smarter, more educated decisions that make sense for their business.

“At the end of the day, it’s not about elevators – it’s about people,” added Curzon. “We’re not some static, distant elevator corporation. We’re here to start conversations, to make connections, to engage with people. And for us, this website takes a huge leap towards helping us do that even better.”

About American Elevator Group
Founded in 2020, American Elevator Group (AEG) is the largest independent elevator service provider in North America. The group consists of independent elevator companies that deliver local expertise and customer service across 21 states. Backed by significant resources in safety, finance, technology, marketing, and operations, the group is in a continuous state of growth. For more information on AEG, visit http://www.americanelevator.com/.

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(New York City) June 15, 2022American Elevator Group (AEG), one of the fastest growing groups of select and experienced elevator service providers in the United States, today confirmed the appointment of Bryan Clairmont as President, to further the growth objectives of the business.

In this position Bryan succeeds C. Mark Boelhouwer, who will assume the role of Executive Chairman, with strategic responsibilities that include accelerated M & A activities, as well as broadening opportunities for the group internationally.

“I am honored to have joined AEG at such an exciting time in its journey,” said Clairmont. “The foundation that has been created has significant strength and depth, and I look forward to building on the unlimited potential of AEG’s business vision.”

Prior to joining AEG as Chief Operating Officer in January 2022, Bryan served in several senior executive positions in the international elevator industry. He holds an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Naval Academy, and is a former Naval Officer.

About American Elevator Group

Founded in 2020, American Elevator Group is the largest independent elevator service provider in North America. The group consists of independent elevator companies that deliver local expertise and customer service across 21 states. Backed by significant resources in safety, finance, technology, marketing, and operations, the group is in a continuous state of growth. For more information on AEG, visit http://www.americanelevator.com/

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Wiedenhauzsen, June 6th, 2022 - The Wittur Group recently announced the publication of its first sustainability report, highlighting Wittur’s sustainability strategy and its commitment to sustainable growth, social responsibility and attention to environmental challenges. Wittur considers sustainability in all its aspects, including environmental, social and governance ones, and has thoroughly integrated this approach into every process within Wittur Group. 

The Wittur Sustainability report follows the GRI reporting guidelines; the key targets are based on the Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations and consistent with actions required to keep global warming to 1.5°C according to Paris agreement.

Among the key targets declared, Wittur commits by 2030 to:

  • Reduce absolute scope 1 and scope 2 GHG Emissions;
  • Increase sourcing of renewable electricity;
  • Design sustainable, eco-friendly packages, 100% made of recyclable materials;
  • Reduce waste;
  • Support development of local communities in all Wittur sites;
  • Eliminate workplace injuries;
  • Sustain Zero health and safety impact of Wittur products;
  • Increase all Wittur employee’s awareness on sustainability via trainings on SDG’s;
  • Replace traditional manufacturing processes with greener alternatives.

Wittur’s sustainability roadmap was launched in 2020 and is driven by the Executive Management team. It establishes a clear framework for action on strategic priorities that capture Wittur’s most important sustainability challenges and opportunities. These were identified through materiality assessments and internal evaluation results with the Group Executive Management team and a selection of senior managers.

Wittur sustainability report is the outcome of a process started with the development of energy efficiency products certified according to the VDI4707 guidelines as early as 2014. In the same years, Wittur worked with all its suppliers to establish common actions for sustainable growth in the context of the Wittur Group supplier code of ethics; Wittur also committed to and published a Code of Conduct for all its employees publicly available through Wittur website. Finally, in 2021 Wittur completed a cooperative process among its teams to redefine Wittur values and purposes, with an approach more representative of the new times, new generations and new priorities. One of the key outcomes is that Wittur gives more visibility to the “Sustainability” concept in a specific value: “Protecting People and the Environment”.

Wittur Group Chief Executive Officer Tom Stephenson points out that “Wittur’s commitment to sustainability is pivotal to the long-term success of our company. We are developing ESG strategies that aim to improve the impact of our global operations and make a tangible contribution to shape a better world for future generations. We are seeking to create long-term value for our customers, suppliers, employees, families and communities”.

Wittur Group Chief Operating Officer Hans Koenigshofer expresses his satisfaction for this achievement: “I am very proud that we can share the first Wittur Sustainability Report. To achieve the set sustainability goals, we at Wittur have defined a portfolio of projects that capture all functions of the organization. We have embedded sustainability in our shared purpose and values and we have put structures and governance in place to steer the development of our objectives. We are prepared and committed to protect our people and the environment".

Wittur Group Global Sustainability and Quality Director Vincenzo Bruno remarks that “The approach to Sustainability at Wittur was facilitated by the IMS (Integrated Management System) developed in the last 5 years for the whole Group for Safety, Environment and Quality. Sustainability is bringing forward the continuous improvement, upholding all Wittur processes”.

Wittur Group Global Sustainability Manager Ayperi Sevinçli reflects that “setting a clear goal is the first step in achieving transformation. As Wittur Group, we have cooperated with all sites to devise an extensive roadmap for our Group with the aim of achieving the long-term goals announced by our CEO Tom Stephenson. This roadmap includes short, medium and long-term actions and initiatives not only against the climate crisis, but also including all aspects of sustainability. We will monitor all actions through periodic indicators, review our level of achievement and performance via our systems, and do our best to raise the bar continuously”.

Wittur 2020/21 Sustainability report is available for download from Wittur website at this address: https://www.wittur.com/website/get_download.aspx?ctrb_id=9580

Press contact:
Carlo Ferrari, Corporate marketing Communication Manager
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Wittur code of conduct: https://www.wittur.com/en/wittur-group/compliance.aspx

Sustainability section on wittur.com: https://www.wittur.com/it/sustainability.aspx

About Wittur

Founded in 1968, Wittur is one of the world’s leading independent elevator components manufacturers, with an extensive global manufacturing footprint and sales network and a broad range of products. Its product offering features components for new elevator manufacturing and sourcing and for modernization and upgrades. Components made by Wittur span from sophisticated mechatronic components for elevator doors to other essential elevator components such as gearless drives, slings, safety gears and cars.

The Wittur Group has a workforce of around 4,700 employees and conducts business in more than 50 countries. It is majority owned by funds managed by Bain Capital Private Equity.

For more information on the company, please visit http://www.wittur.com/

 

 

New York City, June 2, 2022American Elevator Group (“AEG”), one of the fastest-growing groups of select and experienced elevator service providers in the United States, announced today that it has further expanded its executive team with the addition of Chris Dlugolecki as Chief Transformation Officer (CTO).

In this newly created role on AEG’s senior leadership team, Chris will report to Bryan Clairmont, Chief Operating Officer. He will hold responsibility for structuring the company for growth, with a specific focus on systems and process standardization, while leveraging the unique identities and combined strengths of its individual businesses to create an even stronger organization.

“Chris has made outstanding contributions during his tenure at AEG and the wealth of knowledge he brings to this new strategic role on our senior team is significant,” said Clairmont. “Given our shared values and commitment to customer service, safety, and technical excellence, we look forward to his contributions to our success as we continue to grow our business.”

Chris previously served as AEG’s Senior Vice President of Operations responsible for overall operations including P&L oversight for several AEG NY companies. Prior to joining AEG, he spent 32 years at Otis Elevator. There he held multiple senior leadership roles as the General Manager for Rhode Island and then New Jersey, Regional Modernization Sales Manager, Senior Manager of Service Sales, Marketing & National Accounts for North America HQ, Regional General Manager with P&L oversight for multiple branches in the Northeast Area, Director of Global Field Operations for World HQ responsible for quality, operational excellence and lean leadership and ultimately rising to Senior Director Operations responsible for field operations for Asia Pacific based in Singapore.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, an MBA in Finance from the Rensselaer Polytechnic University and a Master of Science in Taxation and Financial Planning from Bentley University.

About American Elevator Group

Founded in 2020, American Elevator Group (AEG) is the largest independent elevator service provider in North America. The group consists of independent elevator companies that deliver local expertise and customer service across 21 states. Backed by significant resources in safety, finance, technology, marketing, and operations, the group is in a continuous state of growth. For more information on AEG, visit http://www.americanelevator.com/

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