Pearl Group Elevates C-Suite with New COO Appointment

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Pearl Group, a leading provider of polyurethane-based systems solutions, has announced the appointment of Leslie Gyertson as its Chief Operating Officer (COO), marking a significant move to strengthen its C-suite and enhance operational efficiency.

With over 28 years of extensive experience in manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and business development, Gyertson brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role. Previously holding senior positions at renowned companies such as BASF AG and Sika AG, Gyertson has demonstrated a proven track record of driving transformative initiatives and achieving remarkable cost savings.

In his role as COO, Gyertson will spearhead Pearl Group’s efforts to optimise operational processes, expand its global production footprint, and execute the ambitious PearlX2 growth strategy, which aims to double the business within five years. His visionary leadership and expertise in business transformation make him a valuable addition to Pearl Group’s leadership team.

Martin Kruczinna, CEO of Pearl Group, expressed enthusiasm about Gyertson’s appointment, highlighting his extensive experience and strategic leadership. Kruczinna emphasised Gyertson’s pivotal role in driving innovation and operational excellence, further solidifying Pearl Group’s position as a global leader in the polyurethane industry.

Gyertson expressed his excitement about joining Pearl Group, emphasising his commitment to driving success on a global scale. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and excellence, Gyertson is poised to lead Pearl Group towards new heights of operational efficiency and growth.

The appointment of Gyertson reflects Pearl Group’s dedication to attracting top-tier talent and fostering international expansion. With a strong emphasis on excellence and innovation, Pearl Group is well-positioned to achieve its strategic objectives and maintain its leadership in the polyurethane industry.