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Mirko Merlo

President of the Americas, Ceratizit Group

Mirko Merlo is the President of the Americas for Ceratizit Group, a manufacturer of hard material products for wear protection and cutting tools,  for all business units. He is an experienced leader with over three decades of business development, global sales, and executive managerial success.

Before Ceratizit Group, Merlo was president and chairman of Walter AG for over seven years, a member of Sandvik Machining Solutions, and served as board member and chairman of the board for several legal entities. In his current role, he is responsible for strategic business decisions that streamline operational efficiencies, build influential relationship, and drive profitable growth in a mature marketplace. Fluent in multiple languages, his international experience and his business acumen provide a solid foundation that positively impacts critical production and manufacturing outcomes that transcend geographical borders.