ISOLITE, leading producer of innovative solutions for high temperature and noise insulation, welcomed Mr. Knut Burchard as the new COO for Industry, Aviation, and Defense. Mr. Knut Burchard, follows in his new position the interim management of Mr. Merkler and Mr. de Sousa.


With his profound knowledge and experience after six years at the company Thermo Est SAS, Mr. Burchard will enforce the strategic capacities of the ISOLITE Group. His professional biography includes positions in Marketing, Sales and Process Analysis. Notable companies such as Deutsche Telekom AG and Umicore AG & Co KG build up a significant part of his career. Before moving to ISOLITE, Mr. Burchard was Managing Director of the leading producer of temperature measuring devices.

With his new role at ISOLITE, Mr. Burchard will put a lot of attention to a transformational process within the company. “ISOLITE is a company with plenty of thrilling challenges and fascinating possibilities”, said Mr. Burchard. “Products with unique selling proposition for internationally well-known customers, promising business prospects, highly motivated and open-minded employees with distinctive know-how. And last but not least, we are working in a place, where other people come for vacation. To put it short, I’m looking forward to overtaking new tasks and working together with my new colleagues to ensure the best of success for ISOLITE.”

Operational reorganization and indispensable reform of the ISOLITES’ historical business segment (Industry) is a top priority in a large list of responsibilities for the new COO.

“The Nomination of Mr. Burchard for COO in Industry, Aviation and Defense is a strong signal of the exciting time full of changes and growth for the entire company. We are looking forward to welcoming Mr. Burchard as our team member. Mr. Burchard has an impressive list of achievements and his knowledge about the industry is much appreciated. We are happy to shape the future of ISOLITE together”, Michael Knoll, CEO of ISOLITE Group.