President & CEO
Dieter leads the Rhinestahl Customer Tooling Solutions and Advanced Manufacturing Group business units in setting the new standard in the advanced manufacturing and jet engine tooling industries.
Dieter has over 30 years of experience in high-tech companies which includes successful roles with NCR Corporation in its Personal Computer Division and then at NCR’s Human Interface Technology Center at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
In 1990, Dieter returned to Cincinnati to join his father as the General Manager for Rhinestahl developing new business opportunities which included broadening a concentration in jet engine tooling and developing new products, capabilities and programs with related end-user customers. In 2006, with his father’s retirement, Dieter became President and CEO and quickly led Rhinestahl to be the largest global supplier of GE jet engine tooling.
In 2009, Dieter led the successful effort to acquire GE’s Customer Tooling Solutions (CTS) business. Since the acquisition, Dieter has achieved double digit growth of the CTS business with enhanced tooling sales and support for GE’s engine programs and eventually becoming a CFM licensed Supplier for LEAP Tooling, a 50/50 joint venture between GE and Safran. In 2016, CTS became a preferred supplier for Rolls-Royce engine tooling. In addition, Dieter led the strategy to diversify and grow the AMG business which serves aerospace, space, defense, transportation and aviation industries.
Dieter attended Case Western Reserve University, earning a bachelor’s degree in physics and a bachelor’s in computer engineering, as well as an MBA in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. Dieter was awarded the 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award for the East Central Division. Dieter is a member of the REDI Cincinnati Executive Committee.