Poggenpohl broadens its management team
Poggenpohl will appoint Mr. Gernot Mang (49) as Managing Director for global sales and marketing, starting June 5th, 2018. Mr. Mang will assume responsibility for all activities in the field of sales, marketing and product management in order to further strengthen Poggenpohl as a leading manufacturer of luxury kitchens in the global marketplace.
Gernot Mang has extensive international sales experience with luxury products, having worked more than 10 years in both the United States and Latin America. During the last 4 years, Mang has brougth the eye-wear business of the traditional German brand Rodenstock back to success.
“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”, says Stefan Weiß, Member of the Executive Board of the Poggenpohl owner ADCURAM Group AG. Thomas Kredatus adds, “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.”
Poggenpohl will open its completely renovated flagship store in Milan during the April 2018 Eurocucina trade fair. Besides an innovative kitchen concept, Poggenpohl will present its new studio concept as one element of its future global brand appearance.
“I am very passionate about companies with heritage and legacy,” states Gernot Mang. “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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Poggenpohl has been and still is a pioneer: For 125 years now, we have been developing, crafting and producing top-of-the-range kitchens at our site in Herford. People and their needs, social change and forward thinking are our benchmarks. On a national and international level. 450 Poggenpohl Studios worldwide offer first-rate advice and design competence with the aim of implementing customers' ideas of “their” perfect kitchen.
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