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Kluber Lubrication, a manufacturer of specialty lubricants for products such as wind turbines, has appointed Ralf Kraemer as its new CEO.

Kraemer assumes the role of CEO from Dieter A. Becker, who will return to Kluber's global headquarters in Munich, Germany, after leading the company's North American operations for nearly three years.

Kraemer brings more than 15 years of sales, marketing and management experience in the metal cutting, woodworking, industrial equipment and power transmission industries to his new role at Kluber.

Prior to joining Kluber, Kraemer managed operations at a Swiss technology company in the Chicago area, and established and developed the North American manufacturing facility and business operations for a German machine tool accessories company near Raleigh, N.C. For the past nine years, he was responsible for the North American operations of a German machine tool company in Pittsburgh.


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