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23.05.2022 Press Release
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Board of Management Realigns
“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.
More Than 25 Years of Service to Freudenberg
“Dr. Duclos has been particularly influential in driving Freudenberg Sealing Technologies' transformation into a leading supplier of products and solutions for electrified powertrains and in the development of battery and fuel cell systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles,” Möhlenkamp continued. “His early advocacy and implementation of systems such as one-piece flow and digitalization on the shop floor have helped establish a nimble manufacturing environment in which Freudenberg can quickly respond to customers’ E-Mobility requirements and challenges. We thank him for his contributions to the success of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies.”
Dr. Duclos joined the Freudenberg Group in September 1996 as Corporate Technology Director at Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies in Plymouth, Michigan (US). Freudenberg-NOK conducts business operations for Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas. Duclos was instrumental in helping the Freudenberg-NOK design and build what is today a world-class series of materials development and testing laboratories at the Plymouth location.
After holding several successful management positions within the company, Duclos became Chief Technology Officer of Freudenberg-NOK in 2001. He was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Technology in 2004. Six years later, he became the General Manager of the Radial Shaft Seal Division at Freudenberg-NOK and in 2011 was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Global Fluid Power Division. Duclos was additionally appointed President of Freudenberg-NOK in 2015 before taking up his most recent position as CTO and Management Board Member of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in Weinheim (Germany) in 2016. In 2019, Dr. Duclos additionally assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer and fulfilled the responsibilities of the COO until April 2021.
Continuing as Senior Management Advisor for
Freudenberg’s Battery and Fuel Cell Systems Business
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