Global HVAC&R company Bitzer has appointed Martin Büchsel as a new member of the executive board and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. He replaces Gianni Parlanti, who is resigning from his position and returning to his home country as Managing Director of Bitzer Italia at his own request.
Büchsel has held leading positions at various companies belonging to the Freudenberg Group in Germany, France and the USA since 2003. In 2012, he started to work for EagleBurgmann, a subsidiary of the Freudenberg Group. He held different positions there, including Vice President Sales and Marketing. He also studied business administration and mechanical engineering.
“Bitzer is a rock-solid company that performs well even in the current pandemic crisis,” says Büchsel. “Many talented people have contributed to this success and everybody can be very proud of it. I am impressed with the degree of digitalisation at Bitzer. This is an excellent starting point for meeting future customer needs and ensuring high customer loyalty.”
Chief Operations Officer Christian Wehrle has welcomed the new appointment.
“With Mr Büchsel, our company has found the ideal successor who will guarantee the continuity of the business,” says Wehrle. “We, the Executive Board of Bitzer, are very pleased that Mr Büchsel can rely on the full support of Mr Parlanti during the transition period. With 30 years of experience in the industry, Gianni Parlanti is a true refrigeration and air conditioning expert who has brought Bitzer a great step forward – especially when looking at the further diversification of the group. We are all very pleased that he will remain with the company in his new role as Managing Director of Bitzer Italia and Green Point Servizi Industriali. We wish him good luck in Italy – buona fortuna in Italia.”
As Managing Director of Bitzer Italia, Parlanti will be responsible for one of the company’s most important markets in the EMEA region. He succeeds Andrea Zocche who retired at the end of last year.
Featured image: Martin Büchsel (left) and Gianni Parlanti.