Vibrant is pleased to welcome Rolf Nitsche as its new Vice President of Operations. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Germany, Nitsche brings a deep background of project and departmental management to Vibrant with a focus on manufacturing, engineering, quality assurance, and LEAN implementation. For more than 20 years he has managed multi-million-dollar engineering and manufacturing operations with an eye toward strengthening operations for increased growth.
“I am excited to bring my knowledge and broad experience to Vibrant, a company with unlimited potential as it redefines nondestructive testing,” says Nitsche. “I am also looking forward to working between the U.S. and German divisions of the company, helping strengthen and grow our opportunities in the Americas and Europe.”
As V.P. of Operations, Nitsche is responsible for overseeing and expanding a wide range of Vibrant’s operational work including manufacturing, engineering, production, and quality assurance. As continuous improvement is a hallmark of Vibrant, Nitsche will also focus on streamlining processes, boosting capabilities, and increasing efficiencies as he implements an expanded strategic plan aimed toward bigger opportunities for the company.
Previous to Vibrant, Nitsche served as a senior program manager at SolAero Technologies, managing international and local customer programs for satellite solar panels. His work experience also includes project management and division management in the biotechnology, solar tracking, and terrestrial solar technology manufacturing industries.
Nitsche holds a Master of Electrical Power Engineering (Dipl.Ing) from the University of Hannover in Germany and a Project Management Professional certificate from the Project Management Institute.