Oliver Dietrich will be the new Head of Sales for the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) Region from the beginning of September. In this role, he will take care of expanding the company's market position, managing Kögel's external sales force and developing strategic key customers. He will report directly to Petra Adrianowytsch, the Managing Director of Corporate Development and Sales for the DACH Region.
The 46-year-old has his professional roots in the aircraft construction industry. Commercial vehicles attracted his attention in 1998 when he switched to the Sales department of an internationally known tyre manufacturer. He held several roles within that company, with the last being Regional Sales Manager for Commercial Vehicle Tyres. In 2006, he moved to a large rental company and integrated service provider for the transport and logistics industry based in Hamburg, taking up a post in the Key Account Management team. In 2008, meanwhile, he took over the role of Head of Sales for the Truck Spare Parts Business for the German subsidiary of an international tyre manufacturer. Mr Dietrich has continued to work for the aforementioned trailer rental company since 2012, and was responsible for the German and Austrian markets in his capacity as Sales Manager and Authorised Signatory.
"With Oliver Dietrich on board, we've gained a sales professional who is both well-known and valued within the industry", says Petra Adrianowytsch, K&gel's Managing Director of Corporate Development and Sales for the DACH Region. "His comprehensive knowledge of the market and his appreciation of forwarding and logistics companies make him the ideal candidate for this position."