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Hager Group: Mike Elbers new Marketing and Sales Director Central

Blieskastel, 30 March 2012

Hager Group: Mike Elbers new Marketing and Sales Director Central

From April 1st Mike Elbers will be strengthening Hager Group as Marketing and Sales Director for Hager and Berker in Germany as well as Head of Central Europe (Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands). In these positions, he succeeds Ulrich Liesenjohann, who is retiring from the operational business after many years of successful activity within Hager Group. In his role as director, Mike Elbers will further align the organisation towards customer orientated solutions in residential and commercial buildings.

Mike Elbers previously worked for Office Depot International, where over many years, he has held several senior positions, most recently as Vice-President Marketing & Merchandising Europe. He has extensive experience in Sales and Marketing as well as in product marketing, commercial marketing, strategic management and employee management.

The 47-year old earned his degree in Business Economics and a Bachelor in Business Administration and Management (BBA) at Portsmouth Business School. During his career he has worked in Great Britain, Italy and the Netherlands.

As a member of the Executive Committee he will report directly to the Hager Group Board, i.e. to Bertrand Schmitt, COO (Chief Operations Officer). Mike Elbers will undertake his activities most of the time from Blieskastel.

About Hager Group
Hager Group is an independent, family-owned company and a leading supplier of systems, solutions and services for electrical installations. The range of solutions and services runs from energy distribution through wiring accessories to building automation and security systems - the field of application ranges from residential through commercial real estate to industrial plants.

Hager Group has a total of 11,400 employees, has sales offices in more than 55 countries and has 20 production sites worldwide. In 2011 the group generated a turnover of 1.55 billion euros.

Visit us at the light + building fair 2012
„Begegnen – bewegen – begeistern“ (to meet – to move – to inspire). This is the motto under which, from 15 to 20 April, the Hager Group brands will be present at the light + building fair 2012 in Francfort.
New in this year: for the first time ever you will find the two brands of Hager and Berker side by side in hall 8.
Visit us and discover new trends, innovations and inspiring ideas.