Compact equipment specialist Wacker Neuson has announced a change in its leadership group with the appointment of a new chief sales officer.
The German manufacturer said in a statement that Jan Willem Jongert, member of its executive board responsible for sales, will be stepping down to make way for Alexander Greschner as the new CSO.
The statement quoted the company’s supervisory board as saying that Jongert has agreed by fully amicable and mutual consent to step down from his position earlier than planned due to differences in opinion over the concrete implementation of the group’s existing sales strategy.
Jongert took up his role on the board on April 1, 2016 and withdrew from this position on January 9, 2017, the statement said.
His successor, Greschner, was previously managing director for light equipment at the company headquartered in Reichertshofen near Munich. He spent three years in this role and has also played a key role in successful group-wide sales projects.
Wacker Neuson said its executive board now comprises four members. CEO Cem Peksaglam is responsible for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, HR, legal, compliance, real estate, investor relations, corporate communication and sustainability. Martin Lehner retains responsibility for R&D, procurement, production and quality. As announced on September 5, 2016, Wilfried Trepels (CFO), took over the areas of finance, auditing and IT on January 1 this year from Gunther Binder, who stepped down from the executive board on December 31, 2016.