Rittal Corporation names new president

Douglas Peterson has been named president of Rittal Corporation.

Prior to joining Rittal, Peterson was part of the industrial solutions division of Belden Americas Group. According to a company new release, while with Belden, “he was responsible for a company with more than $400 million in sales through its multiple business units – many of which dovetail with Rittal’s product lines.”

Peterson also previously worked as general manager of the U.S. subsidiary of Phoenix Contact, “where he helped to spearhead 45 percent sales growth while outperforming all the company’s competitors.”

He also spent nearly 20 years working in several divisions of GE.

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