Rolf Kulawik is the Managing Director at Ruthmann, and reports directly to CEO Curt Howell following the acquisition of Ruthmann by Time Manufacturing Company in 2021. With decades of executive leadership experience in the aerial work platform industry, Rolf joined Ruthmann in 2009 as Service Manager, becoming the company’s General Manager in 2010. As the company’s General Manager, he led the company through profitable growth and acquisitions, gaining recognition as the leading quality brand in Europe. Acquisitions include the Reachmaster and Bluelift/Ecolne brands.
Prior to joining Ruthmann, Rolf was a machine fitter, plant manager, production manager and managing director for WUMAG GmbH, WUMAG Elevant GmbH and Elevant Service GmbH at the locations Krefeld and Ebersbach. Additionally he was Managing Director of Iberica Plataformas Elevadoras Premium, In Valencia, Spain. Rolf holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Technical College for Technology in Mönchengladbach, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.