VAN DER MOLEN today announced that Sascha Wesely has joined its management team as head of technical operations as of May 2015.
Sascha Wesely has an extensive knowledge and experience in process solutions for the non-alcoholic beverage industry including syrup rooms for carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices, water treatment as well as dairy processes. Mr. Wesely will inter alia drive innovation and modularization at VAN DER MOLEN. Mr. Wesely is supported by a strong team of engineers headed by Michael Filser with a long-term experience in process solutions of nonalcoholic beverages. Mr. Wesely follows Udo Heintz who remains with VAM DER MOLEN but will for personal reasons assume the role of Senior Technical Expert.
Mr. Wesely is another major hire since the acquisition of VAN DER MOLEN by Munich-based RADIAL CAPITAL PARTNERS in December 2014:
Josef Staible, former owner of VAN DER MOLEN, joined the advisory board of the company already in February 2015 supporting customer relations and driving the development of the Asian markets. Mr. Staible’s profound knowledge of the market and his strong network provides VAN DER MOLEN with access to additional business opportunities.
Pietro Manzini joined the VAN DER MOLEN sales team as area sales manager for Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East already in March 2015. Mr. Manzini has an in depth knowledge of process solutions in the beverage industry and a long-standing experience with various OEMs for the beverage industry.
Additional hires during the first quarter included VAN DER MOLEN returnees Rene Veenman (Installations) and Per Zhou (Sales Representative China).
„This is a further step in our continuing process of improving the VAM DER MOLEN business for the benefit of our customers. VAN DER MOLEN has always been amongst the best in class and on top of developments in the beverage industry and we certainly intend to improve our position further“, comments Andreas Mayr, managing director and co-shareholder of VAN DER MOLEN. “Now that we have our team in place we will implement our re-shaped business strategy focusing on innovation and increased presence with customers and make use of our unique position as an independent provider of process solutions for the beverage industry” adds Ulrich Radlmayr, member of the advisory board and co-shareholder of VAN DER MOLEN.