RENA GmbH renamed, CEO replaced

RENA GmbH has changed its name to RENA technologies GmbH and appointed a new CEO. The move is part of the German PV wet chemical equipment and materials supplier’s exit from insolvency proceedings.

Lorenzo Giarré, who comes with about 20 years of experience largely in semiconductor equipment supply, will be replacing Jürgen Gutekunst, the founder and former CEO of RENA GmbH.

Giarré holds a masters degree in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, and an MBA from IMD International, Lausanne, Switzerland.

He was CEO of ISMECA (2005-2014), a chip testing and inspection equipment maker. Giarré had brought about a turnaround of ISMECA, a subsidiary of Schweiter Technologies AG, Switzerland.

Between 2002 and 2005 he served as vice president sales and marketing at ESEC, a chip packaging equipment maker and subsidiary of Oerlikon AG/Unaxis at the time. Giarre has also handled assignments including management of a business unit, product management and marketing and sales in the telecom and semiconductor industries.

Bernd Kessler, Chairman of RENA Technologies GmbH, said: “Lorenzo shares the same passion for technology, innovation, operational excellence and customer service and is familiar with our international target markets.”

Andreas Simon, Partner at Capvis and Member of Advisory Board of RENA Technologies GmbH added: “Lorenzo’s strong customer and market focus ideally blends in with the existing technology leadership and the extremely capable and passionate workforce of the new RENA Technologies GmbH.”

Capvis, the major shareholder in RENA technologies acquired the business operations of the insolvent RENA group through an asset deal.

Ajith Kumar S,