As Vice President of Operations for BW Integrated Systems, Karl will lead the engineering, manufacturing, and assembly teams across the company’s U.S. locations.
Karl’s career in operations was most recently with Xylem, an American water technology company where he led a team in bringing awareness and effective solutions to the world’s water problems via manufacturing of industrial pumps.
Prior to that, Karl spent 20 years with Honeywell where he was instrumental in implementing the Honeywell Operating System. During his tenure at Honeywell, Karl had multiple responsibilities including directing global continuous improvement and directing leadership for up to 14 facilities across the Americas.
“I am excited to be working on a team that prioritizes its people,” Karl says. “My belief has always been that leaders have a duty to inspire team members to be engaged every day. I look forward to integrating operational excellence initiatives in a collaborative approach that motivates team members to challenge themselves and enables them to positively realize what they are able to achieve.”
Karl is based in the Romeoville, IL headquarters and will also lead the Integrated Packaging Systems (IPS) project management team, which supports customers through the process of designing and integrating complete packaging lines.
A native of Illinois, Karl resides in Winfield, IL with his wife, Cindy. Coming from a family of sailors, weather permitting, he will spend most weekends from May through October enjoying the tranquility of sailing on Lake Michigan. Karl also enjoys golfing and biking as well as skiing in the winter.