Press release: Dave Doerwald New CEO of IHI Hauzer Techno Coating

Hauzer is pleased to announce a change in leadership. On 1 April 2019, Dave Doerwald will become the new CEO of IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V. Dave Doerwald has a long history within Hauzer and is currently Hauzer’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). “Today’s markets require leadership that has a true technological eye,” says Jeroen Landsbergen, Hauzer CEO. “Dave understands our technology through and through, and I am happy to be able to pass the baton to him.”

Technological Perspective
Dave joined Hauzer in 1997 as mechanical engineer. Since then, he has worked in various positions within Hauzer, most notably in process engineering. To develop his skills more broadly, Dave took a position in sales and product management in 2005. He focused on the tribological industry, where he saw the rise and growth of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings. Under Jeroen Landsbergen, Dave returned to the technical side of the business, first to lead the Process Engineering department and later as CTO. 

Jeroen Landsbergen new CEO of IHI Ionbond
Jeroen Landsbergen started at Hauzer in 2004 and has been CEO since 2014. His commercial expertise has been invaluable for Hauzer’s development and vision. He is now joining fellow IHI Group company Ionbond as their new CEO.

Jeroen: “I would like to thank all our customers, employees, agents and other stakeholders for their trust and the exciting times we have had. Their presence is what gave me the opportunity to learn and grow. I am looking forward to this next challenge and to seeing how Hauzer will develop under Dave’s leadership.”

Dave: “In turn, I would like to thank Jeroen for the great collaboration the last 15 years. We all wish him the best of luck in his new endeavour.”

Full Speed Ahead to New Markets
Hauzer has been a pioneer in PVD coatings for 35 years and has a broad, top-quality plasma technology portfolio for the tribological, tool and decorative markets. Market developments such as the growth in electric vehicles, changing design styles for home furnishings and the push to look for alternatives to chrome electroplating are offering interesting opportunities for Hauzer and its customers.

Dave: “My goal is to make sure that Hauzer stays strong in our existing markets, while maximally focusing on new business development – new technology, markets, applications and systems. We can only realise this by continuing to work closely with our customers and develop solutions, technologies and equipment that give them the competitive advantage that they need.”

Dave Doerwald
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating