Lantek, a pioneering multinational in the digital transformation of the sheet metal and fabrication sector, announces the appointment and incorporation of Alberto López de Biñaspre as the company’s new CEO.
López de Biñaspre has more than 16 years of international experience leading global teams, with a clear focus on promoting and fostering corporate culture and developing talent, as well as a solid reputation as a creator of committed and high performing teams.
A business development specialist, his professional career has focused on managing international projects and operations, as well as providing differentiated service offerings to generate trust in customers and achieve new consolidated business flows for continuous growth. He speaks several languages (German, English and French), which has allowed him to manage multicultural teams, thus expanding and integrating international collaboration.
In recent years he has worked for General Electric, a North American multinational, where he has held positions of responsibility in different areas of the company, most recently in the Grid Automation business. Within this division, he acted as Managing Director of the GE plant in Zamudio with a staff of 200 and 70 million euros in revenue. López de Biñaspre was also Director of P&L for Europe, CIS countries and sub-Saharan Africa, with a team of 450 professionals, achieving a turnover of over 200 million euros. Previously, he was in charge of Engineering services and Projects for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Southern Europe, amongst other roles.
He holds an Engineering Degree in Automation and Industrial Electronics from the University of Deusto and is certified in Advanced Project Management by the University of Mondragón. He is PMP certified by the Project Management Institute and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has also completed several leadership programs at the GE Global Leadership Institute in New York and the Advanced Management Program at IE Business School, thereby completing his management training. He has also authored numerous technical articles published in the media.
With this appointment, Lantek aims to consolidate itself as leader in the market and underpin its firm commitment to the digital transformation of the sheet metal industry.
Lantek is a multinational which is leading the digital transformation of companies in the sheet metal and metal industry. With its patented manufacturing intelligence software, it enables factories to be connected, turning them into Smart Factories. It rounds off its range of services with CAD/CAM/MES/ERP solutions for companies that manufacture metal parts from sheet metal, tubes and profiles using any cutting technology (laser, plasma, oxycut, waterjet, shearing and punching).
Founded in 1986 in the Basque Country (Spain), one of the main European hubs of machine tool development, Lantek enables the integration of sheet metal and metal processing technologies using the most advanced manufacturing management software. The company is currently the outstanding leader in its sector thanks to its capacity for innovation and commitment to internationalization. With more than 20,000 customers in over 100 countries and 20 owned offices in 14 countries, it has an extensive network of distributors with an international presence. In 2017, its international business contributed to 86% of its revenue.