Data Center Solutions Vendor Rittal Appoints New CEO for Its U.S. Division

Andreas Ruzic has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Rittal USA. This role expands on his present responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Rittal North America. In his expanded role, Mr. Ruzic will manage an executive team that is responsible for the growth of the data center solutions provider including its operations, production, sales, and administrative responsibilities.

Andreas Ruzic has over 20 years of senior and C-level expertise in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, retail, telecommunications, and supply chain management. His extensive brand-building experience, expertise in driving profitable development, and enthusiasm for strategic and inventive thinking would help propel Rittal further as a global data center solutions provider.

Rittal provides IT enclosures, racks, and accessories for industrial, data center, outdoor, and hybrid applications, including cooling solutions and power management systems. Rittal’s products are tested and certified in accordance with applicable standards like as UL, CSA, ATEX, NEMA, and others.

Fluent in Three Languages

Photo Andreas Ruzic, CEO of Rittal USA and EVP of Rittal North America
“I am very excited to take over the role of CEO USA in addition to my responsibility for North America and look forward to the challenges, the growth and opportunities ahead of us,” said Andreas Ruzic, CEO of Rittal USA and EVP of Rittal North America.

Andreas holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany, and is fluent in three languages: English, Croatian, and German. Rittal stated that his wide history and abundance of expertise are a tremendous addition to the Rittal team, which is expanding automation services, manufacturing, and warehousing capabilities backed by five distribution facilities, the most recent of which are in Houston, TX and Atlanta, GA.

“I am very excited to take over the role of CEO USA in addition to my responsibility for North America and look forward to the challenges, the growth and opportunities ahead of us,” said Andreas Ruzic, CEO of Rittal USA and EVP of Rittal North America. “I am very much looking forward to continue the trusting and respectful collaboration and teamwork we’ve built so far guiding us to new possibilities.”

Focus on Operational Efficiency

Former Rittal USA CEO Mike Freund made major contributions to Rittal’s strategy and success over the last three years, according to Rittal, establishing the groundwork for Andreas Ruzic to lead Rittal into a new future of continued market expansion.

Andreas Ruzic will focus on continuing and sustainable development throughout the North American area. He is dedicated to fulfilling Rittal’s objectives through the alliance with EPLAN, increased partner cooperation, and improved client connections. His emphasis on operational efficiency would have a big influence as Rittal grows the breadth of their product line, as well as their logistical reach, to meet the demands of customers in the United States.

Rittal’s customer-centric strategy combines EPLAN digital software and CAE services to integrate engineering, sourcing, production, and operations while providing end-to-end transparency and insight. The unified value chain of Rittal and EPLAN would help OEMs, panel builders, machine builders, and systems integrators by optimizing processes and reducing the time required to create, manufacture, and install industrial automation systems.