Kurt J. Lesker IV is Vice President of Sales at Kurt J. Lesker Company, a global provider of high-quality vacuum products and systems based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In his role as VP of Sales, Kurt has overall responsibility for driving direct and partner sales related activities in over 50 countries. Before being named VP of Sales in 2014, Kurt lived and worked in China as Vice General Manager of Asian Operations, developing the KJLC brand and distribution infrastructure. He also spent five years as Global Quality Manager establishing the company’s ISO 9001 Quality Management System and implementing Lean Manufacturing practices. Prior to joining KJLC, Kurt worked for Navigant Consulting in New York as a Litigation Consultant in the Construction Practice. Kurt earned an M.B.A. from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University. Kurt is a Private Pilot and avid rower. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife Laura and their rescue dog Bogey.