CTO at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies to retire

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies today announced that Dr. Theodore Duclos, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), has elected to retire from the company on June 30 after more than 25 years of service. Duclos, who is recognised for championing innovative approaches to technology and manufacturing processes, has agreed to continue in an advisory role with Freudenberg’s e-Power Systems Business Group.

Dr. Duclos distinguished himself as both an exceptional Chief Technology Officer and as a visionary, yet practical, manufacturing executive throughout his Freudenberg career,” said Claus Möhlenkamp, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “His support for lean systems, flexible manufacturing and core technology and innovation programs has contributed to Freudenberg’s success as a future-oriented, global sealing specialist. We thank him for his contributions to the success of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies.”

Duclos and his wife plan to return to the United States after his retirement and he will remain as a senior management advisor to the newly formed Freudenberg e-Power Systems Business Group.

Effective July 1, Dr. Matthias Sckuhr, COO of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, will additionally assume the role of CTO for the company. The Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Management Board will then consist of three members: Claus Möhlenkamp (CEO), Ludger Neuwinger-Heimes (CFO) and Dr. Sckuhr (COO/CTO). The members of the Management Board report to the Board of Freudenberg SE.