Tim Schulten (Switzerland) joined the Sulzer Executive Committee as Division President Services in 2022. Prior to that he was the Group Head for Marketing, Strategy and Digital. Before joining Sulzer, Tim was the General Manager and responsible for global Product Support & Marketing for Caterpillar’s Electric Power Business. From 2012 to 2015 he was General Manager for Sales & Distribution for Caterpillar’s global gas engine business, responsible for building and leading the organization during the post-acquisition integration of MWM. From 2007 to 2012 he was a Division Manager responsible for Caterpillar’s Electric Power Retail business in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Prior to that he held various positions in sales, marketing and product support with Caterpillar and he spent several years in California working in technology start-ups. Over the course of his career he has lived in Zürich, Geneva, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, and Mannheim.

Educational background

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich
  • Master in Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Boston


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