Sumitomo (SHI) Demag restructures national sales leadership team in Germany

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag restructures…

Sumitomo  (SHI)  Demag  strengthens Germany’s sales teamand  announces Armin Distler  as  director. Supporting him and managing a team of more than 13 sales colleagues are Thomas Dirnberger in South Germany and Stefan Sonnhalter covering the North and West regions.

According to Germany Trade & Invest, the domestic plastics industry counts as one of the country’s most important industry sectors. With sales of EUR 92 billion, industrial clusters and a strong investment in R&D, Germany has set a high benchmark for innovation on the world stage.  Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is aligning its business to support the entire medical, precision, automotive and packaging value chains.

Explaining the rationale for the new structure, Armin Distler comments: "Innovation underpins the success of the German plastics market. We intend to help customers leverage future innovation opportunities by drawing upon our respected technical application and automation expertise. Our ambition is to work closer with customers to anticipate and map out their future plastic moulding requirements. This proposition and new sales structure symbolises our core advisory strengths.''

A strong advocate of integrating service support with application development, Armin has been the Sales Manager  for  Germany  South  for  over  three  years.  He  joined  the  company  in  2006,  giving  him  a  deep understanding of customers’ evolving requirements. As director, Armin will oversee all sales activities in Germany.  

Thomas Dirnberger takes over sales management in Germany South. Thomas, who has strong expertise in automotive, has managed the Stuttgart area for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag since 2004.

Stefan Sonnhalter joins the company to head up sales in North and West Germany. He has more than two decades of experience in sales roles within the plastics sector and brings a fresh perspective to his new appointment. After more than 15  years at the company, incumbent sales director for Germany, Sebastian Dombos, is leaving  by  mutual  agreement  to  pursue  new  opportunities.  Thanking  Sebastian  for  his  commitment  and contribution to the success of the German business, CEO Gerd Liebig comments: ''Sebastian has been an excellent steward for the company and has made a lasting impact on Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s image and strong  domestic  performance  in  the  German  marketplace. We  thank  him  for  his  dedication  and achievements.''

Source: Sumitomo Demag