kb-network    People 11 Apr 2018

Poggenpohl strengthens its global management team with appointment of Gernot Mang

Officially beginning his new role on the 5th June 2018, Gernot Mang will take his place as Poggenpohl’s new Managing Director for global sales and marketing.

The appointment will see Mang assume responsibility for all activities in the field of sales, marketing and product management, with the aim to strengthen Poggenpohl’s position as a leading manufacturer of luxury kitchens in the global marketplace. Gernot Mang joins the team with extensive experience of international sales, having worked for the past four years enhancing the reputation of German eye-wear business, Rodenstock, and working in the USA and Latin America for a further ten years prior to that.

“Gernot Mang has proven that he is able to lead complex sales organizations successfully. He is very familiar with all marketing instruments and is experienced in international markets. Together with Thomas Kredatus, we now have an outstanding leadership team that will steer Poggenpohl’s future and create lasting value,” said Stefan Weiß, Member of the Executive Board of the Poggenpohl.

Thomas Kredatus, Poggenpohl Managing Director, added: “Gernot Mang was our top candidate – I am very delighted to have him as my colleague, especially with his strong experience in managing international brands. Now we can execute all the changes we have globally initiated already in 2017 with double power.”

Gernot Mang surmised: “I am very passionate about companies with heritage and legacy. Poggenpohl has an incredibly strong brand, and it is our task to write the next chapter of its successful history which dates back over 125 years. I am looking forward to working together with Thomas Kredatus to continue along the path he has started successfully.”

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