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Kludi expands management team

Gunnar Lehmann takes over as Head of Strategic Purchasing

On April 1st 2020, Gunnar Lehmann will be moving to Kludi GmbH & Co. KG (www.kludi.com) in Menden. The 59-year-old will assume the newly created position of Head of Strategic Purchasing at the Sauerland-based fittings specialist and report directly to Chief Operating Officer Udo Otrzonsek. For the last 17 years, the Diplom-Kaufmann, born and living in Dortmund, has held management positions in various companies responsible for the purchase of metal products for further processing and their hedging - most recently as Strategic Buyer and Procurement Project Engineer for an automotive supplier. As the head of commodity management at a fittings manufacturer for many years, Gunnar Lehmann also brings with him profound knowledge of the sanitary industry.

Experienced Purchasing Manager
"With Gunnar Lehmann as Head of Strategic Purchasing, we are strengthening our management team at a decisive point along the Kludi value chain," emphasises Udo Otrzonsek. "We are very pleased that with him, we have been able to win over an experienced and successful manager, for the position of Chief Strategic Purchasing Manager of our family business, who has been familiar with the international commodity markets for many years.

Kludi – The fittings specialist

Kludi GmbH & Co. KG, based in the Westphalian town of Menden, is a German specialist in the field of bathroom and kitchen tap and shower systems. Kludi’s brand claim “Water in Perfection” defines its ambition to create top quality. The bathroom fitting range is based on two key elements. It offers clearly defined styles under the heading “Smart Luxury”, while “Pure Function” combines solid quality with great practicality in functional fittings. Matching “Shower Dreams” concepts are available for both bathroom ranges. In the field of kitchen fittings, Kludi presents a wide range of products in the “Kitchen Competence” series.

For almost 100 years, the internationally active family company has been influencing the use of water in the household with groundbreaking fitting concepts and innovative solutions for kitchens and bathrooms. More than 1,000 staff members in the Kludi group develop, produce and market products for specialist trade and craft companies in numerous countries around the world. From its headquarters in Menden, the Kludi company group manages 13 international sales organisations. The products are manufactured in three European production facilities. The company runs its own production facility in the United Arab Emirates as a joint venture.

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