Mendel joined the Putzmeister team in March 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and he quickly learned the business and operations related to concrete and material placing equipment. Prior to Putzmeister, his experience included more than 20 years in operations, engineering, manufacturing and quality while involved with industries, predominantly automotive, located in the U.S., Germany and Mexico.

“Peter is well prepared to lead the company,” said Dave Adams, outgoing President and CEO of Putzmeister America who announced Mendel as his successor in July 2016. “Peter's expertise and vast knowledge will be extremely beneficial to Putzmeister and our customers.”

Mendel has a wife and two young children; the family relocated to Wisconsin from Texas about a year ago when initially joining Putzmeister.

In his new role, Mendel will report to Dr. Gerald Karch, CEO of Putzmeister Holding GmbH (Germany), and he will remain based at Putzmeister America’s headquarters in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. He can be reached at

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