Jan Willem Jongert is Wacker Neuson’s new Chief Sales Officer
Jan Willem Jongert is to join the Executive Board of Wacker Neuson as the German construction equipment manufacturer’s Chief Sales Officer (CSO). In his new role, 51-year-old Jongert will be responsible for the global sales, service, logistics and marketing activities of the Wacker Neuson Group.
At the start of 2013, Cem Peksaglam took on the responsibilities of the outgoing CSO in addition to his own mandate as Chairman of the Executive Board (CEO). Under the leadership of Peksaglam, the Wacker Neuson Group has gone from strength to strength, reporting record revenues in recent years – and 2015 was no exception. The company has now completed realignment of Group strategy and is in the process of strengthening the Executive Board with this new addition.
Alongside his tasks as CEO, Peksaglam will remain responsible for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, human resource, legal, compliance, real estate, investor relations, corporate communication and sustainability. “We have made good progress with our international growth strategy in recent years and we are now looking to build on our performance here. Mr. Jongert is an experienced international sales expert and we are delighted to welcome him to the Executive Board,” explains Peksaglam.
The Executive Board of Wacker Neuson will have four members following Jongert’s addition. Martin Lehner (member responsible for research and development, procurement, production and quality) and Günther Binder (member responsible for finance and IT) will retain their previous areas of responsibility.
Born in the Netherlands, before joining the Wacker Neuson Group Jongert was CEO of Schwarzmüller, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles. Prior to this, Jongert spent many years in a number of positions at the Jungheinrich Group, a leading manufacturer of forklift, warehouse and material-flow technology. In his last position there, he was responsible for the Asia-Pacific region. Positions prior to that included heading up an overseas subsidiary in China and responsibility for sales in northern and Eastern Europe. Jongert studied mechanical engineering and has a bachelor’s degree in international marketing management.