Andreas M. Lohner is new managing director Germany and sales manager DACH and Eastern Europe
DEVELON, formerly known as Doosan Construction Equipment, have filled an important new position. Effective 1 March 2023, Andreas M. Lohner took over the function of sales manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) as well as Eastern Europe.
Now, with effect from 1 June, he has additionally been appointed as managing director Develon Germany of the newly founded company HD Hyundai Infracore Deutschland GmbH, based in Mannheim.
Mr Lohner (pictured), an industry expert with focus on innovation and transformation, joins Develon following successful career in the construction machinery industry. He was previously responsible for a number of management functions in the areas of sales, marketing, and digital business at the Wacker Neuson Group for more than a decade.
Among other appointments, he was managing director of Wacker Neuson sales in Germany for many years and is familiar with hybrid sales networks (dealer sales, direct sales with own branches and e-business). Most recently, he was responsible for global corporate marketing and digital business, including training centres, for Wacker Neuson, Kramer, and Weidemann.
Prior to that, Mr Lohner gained more than 10 years’ extensive management experience as a member of the leadership circle in a renowned management consultancy in the successful realization of growth and change projects in renowned family-owned companies and in the upper-medium-sized business sector.
Gilles Bendaoud, vice-president of sales for Develon Europe, said: ‘We are delighted to have Andreas Lohner, a proven industry expert, at Develon. He brings an excellent track record and shares our passion for digitally driven innovation. At the same time, we would like to thank Hans-Joachim Erdmann, who was in charge of the DACH region on a transitional basis last year.’
Commenting on his new role, Mr Lohner said: ‘Develon, formerly best known as Doosan, have an excellent reputation with their solutions in the industry with many real fans. And when I think of our innovations that will reach market maturity in the coming years, the customers will be thrilled. Like, for example, our innovations with the patented transparent wheel loader bucket – simply a brilliant solution that significantly increases work safety.
‘Together with our dealers, we will also strike out in new directions while maintaining a balance between continuity and partnership-based exchange at eye level, always with our customers at the centre of all our considerations, so that added value is created.’