Thomas Merten was appointed managing director of GUTMANN ALUMINIUM DRAHT (GAD) in May 2018.
Having trained as a toolmaker and completed a degree in manufacturing technology in 1993, Thomas Merten has gained extensive experience as a sustainability consultant and project manager. In 1996 he founded his own company, Trifolium - Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, which advises on future-focused business models and sustainable structures and processes across a wide range of sectors as well as on environmental and corporate social responsibility. For many years, he was a consultant and training provider to companies in the Gutmann Group.
For GAD as a learning organisation, the task-based delegation of responsibility and skills-based staff autonomy is geared towards the kind of future-proofed process structures that are becoming increasingly important. Thomas Merten intends to continue this organisational focus, embedding it firmly and robustly across all our structures and processes.
Lawyer Philipp Schwarm is GAD's commercial manager.