Dr Torsten Wintergerste joins CERAFILTEC as new CEO

Dr Torsten Wintergerste has been announced as the new CEO of CERAFILTEC, starting officially on 1 Jul 2024.

Dr Torsten Wintergerste, CEO, CERAFILTEC

During his tenure as president of Sulzer Chemtech — the global group in separation and mixing technologies for exploration, refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants — he enhanced the company’s global operations, market presence and strategic impact by doubling the company’s business volume to €900m and boosting its profitability to a double-digit percentage.

Additionally, his international involvement and strong relationships with global industry leaders will further strengthen CERAFILTEC’s mission to provide clean water sustainably, worldwide.

As CERAFILTEC prepares for its next phase of growth, Dr Wintergerste’s experience in driving international expansion will be crucial in meeting the increasing market needs. Ceramic membrane technology is poised to become the mainstream filtration solution, replacing polymeric membranes and conventional technologies. As a key driver of this technological transition, CERAFILTEC will benefit from Dr Wintergerste’s expertise in scaling operations to support this evolution.

“CERAFILTEC’s journey from a pioneering startup to a transformative key player in water filtration has been inspiring and was a key factor in my decision to join the company,” said Dr Wintergerste. “I am honoured to lead the passionate and talented team as we embark on this exciting phase, building on a solid foundation and aiming for even greater global impact.”

Kay Gunther Gabriel, founder and CTO of CERAFILTEC, added, “We are excited to welcome Dr Wintergerste — whose international experience and proven track record in scaling organisations, as well as his leadership in building persistent innovation and sustainable growth — make him a perfect fit for our next phase of expansion. We look forward to reaching new heights under his guidance.”