Global management reinforcement23.10.2017 Press release
Haarslev has continuously worked on the development and execution of its strategy to become the global marketplace no. 1, customer focused, technology provider.
The Haarslev management is therefore delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Johnson as Sales Director Asia Pacific (APAC) and General Manager of the APAC offices and Henning Haugaard as Sales Director North Europe and General Manager of the Danish offices in Herlev and Søndersø. The company also appointed Maxim Kazlauskas as General Manager of Haarslev’s Russian offices.
Haarslev CEO, Han Defauwes, explains about the new senior management roles: “With these appointments we make sure that we have a strong global leadership team to further drive the growth of our company. Our order intake for 2017 is almost 30% above last year and with these experienced senior managers we can further expand our partnership with customers, end users, business partners and suppliers to ensure business continuity, high quality solutions, and customer care – everywhere and at any time.
Henning is a Haarslev veteran, having worked almost 30 years for the company. Four years ago, he took on an expat role to build the Haarslev business in New Zealand and Australia. After successfully growing the business to a leading position in that region, Henning has now returned to Denmark, where he will be leading the business in North Europe and the locations in Denmark.
Tony worked as an expat in Denmark to create the transition of the European business to its current leading position. He will now take on the same challenge for the Asia Pacific region and develop the regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, manage the offices in Malaysia, New Zealand, China and India. APAC is a fast-growing marketplace and Haarslev wants to grow together with the company’s customers.
Maxim started his career fifteen years ago in the processing industry. Ten years ago, he joined Meyn as sales manager Russia. The last years at Meyn, Maxim was Sales director Russia. Maxim has a deep understanding of the Russian processing industry and he developed a wide experience in improving the customer’s business. Maxim will lead the Haarslev offices in Moscow and Belgorod for further sustainable growth.