With effect from January 1, 2019, Clark Europe GmbH, headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, has reorganized its management team in the operating business segment as well as in sales and marketing. This move was necessary to equip the company for the future and in particular to set the course for the planned assembly production at the Duisburg location.
Rolf Eiten, President & CEO of Clark Europe, has handed over the management of the operational business to Andreas Krause, in order to be able to concentrate better on strategic business development for the future. As the new COO (Chief Operating Officer), he will in future be responsible for spare parts, order processing, technical support, IT, the European development centre and logistics at the European headquarters. Krause has been with Clark Europe since 2008 and most recently held the position of Technical Director. Andreas Krause, for his part, passes the baton on to Klaus Krentscher, who previously worked as a manager in the R&D department and played a key role in the development of the new Clark S-Series. In future, the Marketing division will be the responsibility of Stefan Budweit, who will then be responsible for all sales activities as Director Sales & Marketing.
In the course of planning an assembly production, the position of Director Logistics was newly created. Karl Hielscher, formerly in charge of warranty and service at Clark, will take over this area of responsibility. Hielscher’s future tasks include not only the entire internal logistics, including the supply of parts for the future production line, but also the workshop, the spare parts warehouse and customer service for direct sales, which Clark has established for the Duisburg region since last year. Hielscher has taken over the spare parts warehouse division from Markus Jöckel, the former Director Parts & Distribution is now responsible for sales and order processing of spare parts as well as for purchasing. As Director Parts Sales & Truck Admin, Jöckel is also responsible for the order processing department of Clark Industrial Trucks.
“With the new strategic positioning of our management team, we want to optimally position ourselves for the future challenges in the market so that we can better meet the requirements of our customers,” explains Rolf Eiten, who continues to be directly responsible for Sales and Finance.