Kay-Henrik von der Heide has been appointed Jowat SE’s new head of Sales, taking on responsibility for all direct sales activities in the company’s “national” and “international” sales divisions. In this position, von der Heide succeeds Ulrich Schmidt, who has left Jowat at his own request after more than 20 years with the company to take on a new challenge in a related sector.

“We regret the decision, thank Mr. Schmidt for the many years he worked for Jowat and wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” said Klaus Kullmann, managing director for Sales & Marketing.

Von der Heide graduated from Hamburg as an engineer in wood technology. He has served in various roles in both the wood-based materials industry and in the component supply industry, gaining a broad and international expertise in sales of technical products and decorative interior finishing products. In his last position as head of Sales at Westag & Getalit AG, von der Heide had responsibility for the sales of decorative interior finishing products in the D/A/CH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland), as well as sales of plywood/formwork.

“With Mr. von der Heide, we have gained an experienced sales specialist who is already well connected with the wood and furniture industry, one of our key markets,” said Kullmann. “We wish him a good start and look forward to a successful cooperation.”

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