AL-KO to revamp global sales activities with new appointment

AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group has named Dr Timo Schwickart as its new senior vice president of sales and marketing as part of an expansion of its global sales activities and new strategic vision. Timo will focus on organisational development of the company and structuring of global sales as well as marketing and product management. 

Dr Schwickart is a highly experienced manager who, after successfully completing a dual degree in engineering and industrial engineering as well as a subsequent doctorate, gained extensive experience in management positions at McKinsey & Company and Hilti Deutschland AG. His activities in the consulting and industrial environment as well as international roles have given Dr Schwickart a broad range of knowledge, which he will put to profitable use at the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group in the future.

A statement from AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group said: “Dr Schwickart is supporting the company’s strategic course by optimizing customer- and performance-focused structures and processes. His goal is to secure and expand the market position and to identify new business opportunities with foresight and vision. This includes expanding the customer portfolio and driving forward the further development of the product range.”

Dr Schwickart succeeds Mirko Trefzer, who left the company voluntarily at the end of May.