The Schmitz Cargobull AG Supervisory Board appoints Sales Director Boris Billich

The Schmitz Cargobull AG Supervisory Board has appointed Boris Billich to the company’s board of directors. He assumed his new role on 1 January 2016. Following an introductory settling-in period, he will assume overall management responsibility for sales as part of the Schmitz Cargobull AG succession programme. Billich will succeed long-serving Sales Director Ulrich Schöpker, whose contract will expire on 15 December 2016. Two other directors, Andreas Klein (Operations) and Andreas Busacker (Finance), were appointed in the first half of 2015 as part of the same succession programme. Boris Billich “Boris Billich has extensive management and sales experience in the commercial vehicle sector. We are also very pleased that we have been able to bring in someone with his level of expertise in the Eastern European and Middle Eastern markets,” explains Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kluge, Chairman of the Schmitz Cargobull AG Supervisory Board. About Schmitz Cargobull AG: With an annual production of some 45,000 vehicles and around 4,900 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of €1.6 billion in the 2014/2015 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, the German company developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, to production and specialist services such as trailer telematics, financing, used vehicles, spare parts and Full Service. Source: Schmitz Cargobull AG

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