Zebco Europe has announced that its managing director, Peter Delwes, will be taking retirement before the end of the year.
His successor has been named as Ricky Teale, who will take over the role from April 1st, 2017.
Two executives, Frerk Petersen and Dietmar Isaiasch, will manage the day-to-day operational business on site at the Hamburg-based company. Frerk has been with the company for over 16 years, while Dietmar joined the Zebco EU management team earlier this year.
As director Europe marketing and product development, Frerk will also assume the role of authorised signatory and will remain in charge of product development and much of the company’s marketing. He will also assume responsibility for all of the company’s internal departments, including warehousing, import, after sales and customer service.
Dietmar will take on the position of sales director Europe and will manage the sales teams in Germany, the Netherlands and France directly. The sales managers in England and Poland as well as the export sales manager will also report to him.
Speaking on the news, outgoing MD Peter Delwes commented: “The new structure reassures me that the company for which I worked for more than 20 years will be in good hands in the future. Frerk Petersen knows the company’s processes like the back of his hand, and Dietmar Isaiasch brings important momentum from outside. To me, that is an ideal combination. Together with Ricky Teale, these two will ensure that our brands will become even more indispensable.”