Waiblingen, 30.06.2011

General manager of STIHL's German sales subsidiary appointed from within the company

Heribert Benteler (51) will be the new general manager of STIHL Vertriebszentrale AG & Co. KG in Dieburg, Hesse, as of July 1, 2012. He takes over from Norbert Pick (54), who has occupied the position since 2002 and will be moving to the founding company ANDREAS STIHL AG Co. KG in Waiblingen to assume the position of executive board member, Marketing and Sales, in July 2012.

Heribert Benteler has been with the STIHL sales subsidiary since 1992 and is currently head of Marketing and Sales. In his position as general manager of the subsidiary with a staff of 260 he will be responsible for the largest market in Europe. STIHL achieved a turnover of about €250 million in Germany last year. Further growth is planned for 2011.

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