John Crane Appoints Bernard Cicut as President

Cicut brings a decades-long proven track record of leading multiple industrial technology businesses

CHICAGO (April 18, 2022) ― John Crane, a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries, is pleased to announce it has named Bernard Cicut as president, effective April 18, 2022.

With more than 30 years of experience in senior leadership roles across multiple industrial technology businesses, Cicut previously served as president of 3M’s $4.5 billion Personal Safety Division, leading significant sales growth, including a rapid increase in the global demand for respirators that were critical in the world’s fight against COVID-19. In addition, he led global teams through successful acquisitions and entry into new market segments and streamlined processes to increase efficiencies. Cicut also held managing director roles at 3M across several regions, including Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Mexico, and France, and served as Chief Financial Officer of Sumitomo 3M.

Cicut brings extensive global experience in sales and marketing, operations, new product development, and Lean Six Sigma, all of which are central to John Crane’s commitment to helping customers achieve their growth and sustainability goals.

“I am honored to join John Crane and look forward to working with the leadership team and global colleagues to provide critical technologies, products and services that help keep our customers’ operations running,” said John Crane President Bernard Cicut. “John Crane was established more than 100 years ago and has consistently evolved through industry advances and the development of new digital technologies. As a pioneer of progress, the company’s history, industry reputation and deep technical expertise are unmatched among its competitors, and I am excited to be a part of John Crane’s bright future.”

Cicut holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Institut Supérieur de Gestion and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Learn more about John Crane on the company’s website.

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