Stütz joined Lewa in 2005 when the family-run business was sold to a group of investors. Under his leadership, Lewa has doubled its revenues, with the metering pump specialist expecting sales of €200 million in 2012.
Lewa’s current managing director Naota Shikano will take over from Stütz on 1 January 2013. The new CEO will head up Lewa GmbH, as well as the pumps and systems business of the entire Lewa-Nikkiso Group.
Shikano has served as managing director of Lewa since January 2011 and has had a long career in the industrial pump business within parent company Nikkiso Co Ltd. Lewa was acquired by Japan’s Nikkiso in 2009.