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DORMA Americas appoints new president

DORMA Americas, a leading global manufacturer of premium access solutions and services, has named Reed Buettner Area President.

July 16, 2014  By  Neil Sutton

Mr. Buettner was most recently president of DORMA USA. He brings to the executive role deep expertise in the design and development of access solutions, as well as a long history of successfully pursuing new business and growing the market share of established building systems brands.

Before joining DORMA, Mr. Buettner served as chief executive officer of Door Controls, Inc., which was acquired by DORMA in July 2013. Earlier in his career, he served as a general manager for automatic entrance manufacturer Besam, a subsidiary of Assa Abloy. Prior to that, he served as a designer for ThyssenKrupp Elevator.

Mr. Buettner’s extensive background and understanding of the building systems industry is ideally suited to DORMA’s plan for robust, organic growth and unprecedented product development in 2014 and 2015.

Ronald DeThomas, chief financial officer for DORMA Americas, said the selection of Mr. Buettner is representative of the company’s ambitious plan to accelerate strong revenue growth and invest in new product development.


“DORMA’s technological leadership, combined with our strategic acquisitions of niche market leaders, positions our company to take a commanding lead in American markets. Reed’s success as CEO of Door Controls, Inc., demonstrates that he is an experienced and dynamic executive who understands how to maximize these advantages,” said Mr. DeThomas.

“I am very pleased to join DORMA Americas at this exciting time in the company’s history,” said Mr. Buettner. “Our people, our expanding product portfolio, and our commitment to serving our customers are second to none. I have every confidence we will exceed our 2014/2015 objectives, and accelerate our progress toward the DORMA 2020 vision.”

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