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Ascential Technologies Hires Uwe Krueger as Managing Director of Transportation for the Americas

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 20, 2024 — Ascential Technologies, a provider of automated diagnostic, inspection, assembly and test systems, and services across a wide range of industries, has appointed Uwe Krueger as managing director of its Transportation division (better known as Burke Porter) in the Americas. From the lab to the assembly line to aftermarket, Burke Porter’s comprehensive, industry-leading services drive efficiency, safety, and sustainability, helping its customers shape the future of transportation.

In this role, which Krueger took on at the beginning of the year when he joined the company, Krueger oversees all operational activities related to transportation in North and South America, with an aim to create sustainable results by focusing on operational and engineering excellence as well as inspiring and engaging his team members. He has exceptional experience with innovative and advanced technologies, delivering value to customers, understanding industry trends, and navigating marketplace changes. 

“We are thrilled to have Uwe onboard as our managing director of Transportation for the Americas,” said Scott Watts, CEO, Ascential Technologies Specialty Industrial group. “With a robust background in automotive testing methodologies, a relentless focus on customer needs, and a proven track record of effective leadership, Uwe is well prepared for this technical leadership role and assisting in the evolution of Ascential Technologies as we continue to grow.”

Prior to joining Ascential Technologies, Krueger was North American president at PIA Automation, in which he supported the company’s growth and maturation. Similarly, he previously led MAHLE-Behr as president of North America and FTE Automotive as president & CEO of North America. Formerly, he held multiple engineering management positions, spanning chief engineer to executive vice president for Behr America. Throughout his career he has gained significant leadership skills and engineering capabilities related to propulsion integration assembly and testing arenas, which align well with Burke Porter’s offerings.

Krueger holds a Doctorate in Engineering Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

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Uwe Krueger,
managing director of Transportation –
Americas, Ascential Technologies

About Ascential Technologies
Ascential Technologies, (formerly known as Burke Porter Group), designs, develops, and automates complex diagnostics, inspection and test processes across medical & life sciences, transportation, and specialty industrial end markets. The company tackles customers’ most demanding, mission-critical challenges where the cost of failure is high. With more than 70 years of innovation experience, Ascential has a global presence and the expertise of more than 2,300 professionals across 40 locations, helping customers accelerate critical solution innovation, mitigate risk, drive competitive differentiation, and shorten time to market, at scale. The company’s uniqueness lies in its commitment to guiding customers through the entire product life cycle, from ideation to commercialization, where quality and safety matter most. Ascential’s customers include Fortune 100 leaders and disruptive innovators, including 3M, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Electrolux, GM, Medtronic, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Volkswagen. Learn more at

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