Officials for Carl Zeiss announce the appointment of Michael Kirchner as the new president for the Industrial Metrology group in North America. Kirchner succeeds Greg Lee, who retired after more than 30 years of invaluable contributions and leadership. Prior to this role, Kirchner had successfully established a manufacturing operation for Carl Zeiss Shanghai Co. Ltd. where he was general manager for over eight years. In 2012, he also helped implement manufacturing in India, lending his supply chain and process expertise.
Kirchner began his career with Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology as an intern in New York, NY, where he first met his predecessor, Greg Lee. Working his way through the company, Kirchner has held various management positions with increasing responsibility. These positions included product manager, regional sales manager, area sales manager, customer care manager, and vice president of service in North America prior to his last role as general manager for manufacturing in China.
“I am pleased and grateful that Michael Kirchner is succeeding me and leading IMT into the future. I have known and worked alongside Michael for many of the last 26 years and I couldn’t think of a more qualified and deserving leader to take my place,” says past president, Greg Lee.