Mr. Lenz has 30 years of financial and general management experience working in multiple cultures across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, specialty chemicals, fibers, plastics and advanced materials.
In 1976, Mr. Lenz began his career in accounting and tax with the German Internal Revenue Service. In 1980, he joined Garrett Corporation as an accounting manager in Frankfurt, Germany. He was promoted to Controller and then promoted through a series of financial and accounting positions, ultimately leading the financial and administrative functions as CFO of Garrett GmbH.
Following the acquisitions that formed AlliedSignal Corporation, Mr. Lenz became the CFO for AlliedSignal Germany's aerospace, automotive, specialty chemicals, plastics, and engineered materials businesses. He then was promoted to the position of Vice President, Finance - Aerospace Services, AlliedSignal, in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1997, Mr. Lenz joined Fairchild Dornier Corporation as Executive Vice President and CFO. He was promoted to President and CEO of Fairchild Aircraft in January 2001 and resigned in February 2002 to join Sun Chemical.
Educated in Germany, Mr. Lenz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Taxes from the University of Edenkoben. He earned a Master's degree in Business & Administration from the University of Wiesbaden.