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President and CEO of Vollrath Company

Meet Erik Lampe

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Erik Lampe joined the Vollrath Company in March 2023 and became President and CEO in July 2023. He comes to Vollrath with a background in general management, strategic growth, innovation, and operational performance for industrial companies. Erik's professional journey is largely characterized by significant tenures at Oshkosh Corporation and McKinsey & Company, where he assumed numerous pivotal leadership positions. In 2022 as principal for Comvest Partners’ Operating Advisory Group, he served as a leader for the firm’s privately held companies, guiding them through business challenges. 

Erik is a committed advocate for people development, harboring an unwavering belief in a values-oriented approach. His alignment with Vollrath's culture and deep-seated commitment to its people and stakeholders made the company a natural fit for him. Based on Vollrath's long-standing, family-oriented history and future-centric vision, Erik feels privileged to contribute to next exciting chapter of Vollrath’s story as crosses the milestone of its 150th anniversary and beyond. 

Erik received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He later obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School. Erik and his wife Kristen grew up in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and they are excited to immerse themselves in the vibrant Sheboygan area. Outside the corporate sphere, Erik is a devoted husband and father, balancing his love for the great outdoors, flying planes, and training for triathlons with parental duties.