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Winkler+Dünnebier reorganizes departments

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Dr. Achim Wapniewski has joined the Management Team of Winkler+Dünnebier AG (Neuwied, Germany) and will take responsibility for Sales, Service and Marketing. He brings many years of Sales and Marketing experience, new business segment development in international markets, as well as complex strategic repositioning projects. Most recently he was Head of the Business Unit responsible for sales of machines and systems at KHS AG. Achim earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing, Distribution and Trade from University of Münster (Germany) and acquired his doctorate degree from the University of Dortmund in customer relationship management.

Also, Andrew Schipke, Area Sales Manager of W+D Machinery Inc. (Overland Park, KS) since 2006, has been appointed to Vice President Sales and Marketing. He brings many years of management experience in the graphic arts and converting markets where he has held previous sales and marketing management positions. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Miami University, Oxford, OH and a Masters degree in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. In Andrew's new position he will be responsible for the W+D Machinery sales and marketing group, as well as the sales and marketing of W+D Langhammer products in North America.

Jochen Engelke commented: "Winkler+Dünnebier has been serving the world markets for almost 100 years now and the North American market has and will continue to be a major market sector for us. With the new personnel assignments of Achim Wapniewski and Andrew Schipke we will strengthen our sales and marketing efforts in North America and worldwide. W+D will continue world class support of our existing installed base of machines in North America as well as the development of new envelope production products. We will also begin to offer new product lines in our areas of expertise and support these products as we have done for past years through our North American operations in Overland Park, Kansas."




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