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Güdel, Inc. Appoints Stuart Shepherd as CEO

Güdel, Inc.

Stu Shepherd named CEO of GüdelGüdel, Inc. the US subsidiary of Swiss based Güdel Group, announced today the appointment of Mr. Stuart “Stu” Shepherd as CEO of Güdel, Inc. following the retirement of Mr. Stefan Nilsson. Reporting directly to Martin Sträb, President and Chairman of the Group Executive Board, Mr. Shepherd will be responsible for the operations and performance of the US and Canadian business.

“We are pleased to have Stu Shepherd join the leadership team of Güdel US as CEO”, noted Martin Sträb.  “The Group Executive Board is confident that Stu will continue to build on the considerable success of Stefan Nilsson, and lead the company to the next level of performance.”

Prior to joining Güdel, Mr. Shepherd was Vice President Sales, Americas for KUKA US Holdings Company and served as a Member of the Management Boards for KUKA Roboter do Brasil, KUKA Robotics Canada, and KUKA de Mexico. He is currently serving as the 1st Past Chair of the Robotic Industries Association Executive Committee and is a Board Member for the Association for Advancing Automation. Mr. Shepherd has over 37 years of automation industry experience in sales, marketing, engineering, operations management, customer service and training.  He is a graduate of Purdue University.

About Güdel Inc.
Güdel Inc. is the US subsidiary of Güdel Group, a global manufacturer of robotic automation products, systems and services. Güdel supplies linear motion modules, robot track motion units, gantry robots and components to OEM’s, systems integrators and machine builders serving the automotive, aerospace, logistics, heavy industrial and power generation industries. Güdel Inc. is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in a dedicated 45,000 square foot facility, providing North American customers with engineering, design, production, and customer service support. Güdel Inc. also operates a satellite engineering office in Troy, MI.Güdel Group was founded in 1954. Headquartered in Langenthal, Switzerland, today Güdel operates in 21 locations worldwide.

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