The appointment of Mr. Gunkel is part of a strategic plan to continue to aggressively grow the company in terms of both market share and physical expansion.
“As a demonstration of our unwavering commitment to the North American market, we have selected one of the most qualified managers in our company’s ranks to lead the North American operations to the next phase of rapid growth and sustained customer satisfaction,” said Norbert Müller, president of EPLAN International, about Mr. Gunkel’s appointment.
Mr. Gunkel, a 29-year old native of Germany, holds a Masters of Economics and Business Administration degree and brings with him diversified experience in sales, organizational and financial management, and leadership from his three-year tenure at Rittal International, EPLAN’s parent company. Prior to that, Mr. Gunkel ran his own business developing and selling web content management systems to small and medium enterprises.
“As a former business owner I know very well the challenges decision makers in today’s economy are facing. Being competitive in North America is now more difficult than ever and EPLAN offers great opportunities to make our customers’ engineering more efficient. It is a perfect fit and I am excited to grow and develop EPLAN together with our customers and partners,” stated Mr. Gunkel.
Mr. Gunkel also possesses valuable insight into the global markets he gained during the course of several years living outside his home country, such as in China, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland as well as the USA.