PFERD appoints new Director of Sales and Marketing
Jörg Hesse (50) has been appointed the new Director of Sales and Marketing at August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. KG – PFERD Tools. He follows in the footsteps of Stefan Braun, who, after a ten-year term, has decided to pursue new challenges outside of the Rüggeberg Group. The company would like to thank Mr Braun for all the work he has done.
As CSO, Jörg Hesse will take over re-sponsibility for sales and marketing within the Rüggeberg Group. As it now stands, the board of directors is made up of Jörg Hesse (CSO), Klaus Kasper (COO), Stefan Kroll (CFO) and Jörn Bielenberg (CEO).
Jörg Hesse brings with him a wealth of experience from his work in the metal-processing industry, most notably within tungsten carbide tools. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, and in his previous role worked at Sandvik Coromant Europe as Authorised Officer and was also the company’s Industry Segments Sales Director for its European sales operations.
Commenting on his new appointment, Jörg Hesse stated: “I am very much looking forward to my new role. As a brand, PFERD is renowned across the globe and has a broad range of technologies. Nevertheless, it still has the straightforward, functional business structures of a family enterprise.” In joining the board of directors, his goal is to continue strengthening strategic partnerships within the trade industry, and together with the company’s trading partners, master the transition towards digitalisation. “All of the tasks involved in this process are likely to pose a huge challenge for all participating sides, yet at the same time come with far-reaching opportunities that we want to leverage together.”
Jörg Hesse will start in his new role on 1 March 2019.