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Julien Noel Named Vice President / General Manager of Buehler, an ITW Company

Julien Noel Named Vice President / General Manager of Buehler, an ITW Company Image Lake Bluff, Illinois… ITW Test and Measurement Group President, Yahya Gharagozlou has named Julien Noel Vice President / General Manager of the Buehler worldwide division. Buehler, is an ITW Company and a premier manufacturer of scientific equipment and consumables for materials analysis used in high volume manufacturing production laboratories, universities and research/development organizations.

Julien Noel has been at Buehler since 2015 where he most recently served as the Americas Commercial Director in addition to Global Director of Strategy and Innovation. Noel came to ITW during the acquisition of North Star Imaging in 2010. There he held several leadership roles including General Manager of Europe, Product Management and Business Development. Prior to that, he was Business Manager for Digisens and Professor at the Grenoble School of Management in France. He replaces Meredith Platt who has been transferred to ITW's Automotive segment and taking up the role of Vice President/General Manager for a global automotive division - Seats, Safety, and Motion.

Noel comments, “I am excited to take on this crucial leadership role for Buehler. During the last few years we provided clarity in the company strategy and created innovative solutions to help manufacturers that demand excellence. We developed successful new products, streamlined online shopping and improved our customer care/service offering. I look forward to leading the charge and continuing on the path to create superior products while meeting delivery and service expectations for our quality conscious customers globally. Together with Buehler employees, we will continue to grow, deliver customer backed innovations and uphold the values of integrity, respect, trust, shared risk and simplicity in 2019 and beyond.”

Buehler manufactures value-added metallographic equipment and consumables along with the proven Wilson™ hardness testers, DiaMet™ software, ISO-certified test blocks and accessories. In addition to its innovations, Buehler is recognized by the global materials preparation and analysis market for its laboratory solutions centers, dedicated service teams, education programs and customized processes for demanding applications.

Buehler was founded in 1936 by Adolph I. Buehler, who saw a need for metallographic sample preparation equipment and optical inspection instruments for the steel and automotive industries in the Midwest USA. Buehler innovates solutions and offers expert service and support throughout the global materials preparation and analysis market. Buehler is committed to delivering quality and environmentally responsible products guided by ISO 9001 Quality Management Principles and ISO 14001 Environmental Managements Systems. For additional information on the Buehler product offering please visit or contact Buehler at

Buehler was acquired by ITW in 2006. ITW is a global, Fortune 200 company and global industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. ITW’s Test & Measurement business provides specialized test and measurement solutions with leading technology to a diverse set of customers operating in highly regulated, demanding environments. In addition to Buehler, companies include Instron, North Star Imaging, Brooks Instruments, Magnaflux, Loma Systems and Avery Weigh-Tronix. For additional information on ITW please visit