Jowat names Von der Heide head of sales
February 17, 2020 | 9:27 am CST
Kay-Henrik von der Heide, right, to take over Jowat sales leadership role from Ulrich Schmidt.

Kay-Henrik von der Heide is Jowat SE’s new head of sales. As of February 1, 2020, the 52-year-old will take on responsibility for all direct sales activities of Jowat SE in the national and international sales divisions. In his new position, he will report directly to Klaus Kullmann, managing director sales & marketing.

Von der Heide will be assuming responsibilities of previous head of sales Ulrich Schmidt, who is leaving Jowat after more than 20 years at the enterprise at his own request to take on a new challenge in a related sector.

Von der Heide graduated from Hamburg as an engineer in wood technology (“Dipl.-Holzwirt”). 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 as well as decorative interior finishing products.

“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,” Kullmann said. “We wish him a good start and look forward to a successful cooperation.”

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