TW Test and Measurement names vice president


Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Test and Measurement Group president Yahya Gharagozlou has named Julien Noel vice president/general manager of the Buehler worldwide division.

Buehler is an ITW company and a premier manufacturer of scientific equipment and consumables for materials analysis used in high volume manufacturing production laboratories, universities, and research/development organizations.

Noel has been at Buehler since 2015 and most recently served as the Americas Commercial Director in addition to Global Director of Strategy and Innovation.

Noel came to ITW during the acquisition of North Star Imaging in 2010. There he held several leadership roles including General Manager of Europe, Product Management and Business Development. Before that, he was business manager for Digisens and professor at the Grenoble School of Management
in France.

He replaces Meredith Platt, who has been transferred to ITW’s automotive segment and taking up the role of vice president/general manager for a global automotive division – seats, safety, and motion.

“I am excited to take on this crucial leadership role for Buehler. During the last few years we provided clarity in the company strategy and created innovative solutions to help manufacturers that demand excellence. We developed successful new products, streamlined online shopping and improved our customer care/service offering,” Noel said.

“Together with Buehler employees, we will continue to grow, deliver customer backed innovations and uphold the values of integrity, respect, trust, shared risk and simplicity in 2019 and beyond.”

Buehler manufactures value-added metallographic equipment and consumables along with the proven Wilson™ hardness testers, DiaMet™ software, ISO-certified test blocks and accessories.

In addition to its innovations, Buehler is recognized by the global materials preparation and analysis market for its laboratory solutions centers, dedicated service teams, education programs and customized processes for demanding applications.

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