Skip to main content

UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Ulrich Tombuelt

Ulrich Tombuelt
Chief Operations Officer


Ulrich Tombuelt is the COO of SAERTEX USA, the US branch of a globally renowned high performance textile manufacturer that supplies Non-Crimp Fabrics (made out of Glass or Carbon) and other reinforcements to the wind and boating industry, as well other industries where composite materials are used. Ulrich has over 25 years of experience in the field of advanced textile manufacturing. He joined the SAERTEX group in 2016, and prior to joining SAERTEX he spent the last 13 years in the US in various management roles. Before relocating to the US in 2004, Ulrich called Germany his home. He graduated from the University Niederrhein in 1993 with a Master in Textile Engineering and began his career at Truetzschler/Germany, a renown textile machinery manufacturer. Ulrich is married to his wife Jennifer, and has one son and one daughter. His family resides in Cornelius, NC.