Schramm to lead Terex Cranes sales and support efforts in Europe and the Middle East.
Terex Cranes announces the return of Thomas Schramm to the Terex team as Vice President Sales and Product Support, EMEAR. In his role, he will drive the sales and product support strategy and lead team members in Europe and the Middle East (EMEAR) for the extensive line of Terex and Demag branded mobile and crawler crane models. Additionally, he will act as a Demag brand ambassador globally.
"We are excited to welcome back Thomas to the Terex Cranes team. His experience and reputation in the crane industry will help us to continue our mission of regaining industry leadership and becoming the most customer-responsive company in the crane industry," says Steve Filipov, president of Terex Cranes. "His extensive knowledge of Demag all terrain and crawler crane models makes him the perfect candidate to act as the brand's global ambassador for large global accounts to create value and help advance their success and profitability."
Schramm began his career in the crane industry with Demag in 1987. Throughout his career at Demag and Terex, he held several sales positions, including Director International Sales before leaving to pursue other interests in 2010.
"Terex has implemented a number of positive changes and improvements," mentions Schramm. "These efforts and the company's long-term commitment to the crane business through the investment in new product development, quality and product support make me excited to rejoin the team. I will be proud to add and contribute to this growth by driving customers' satisfaction in our products and services and making Terex and Demag cranes a successful investment for our customers."
With Schramm's return to Terex, Carsten von der Geest has taken the role of Vice President of Global Commercial Operations and Global Used Equipment. In this new position, Carsten von der Geest will drive ongoing activities and process improvements across our commercial organizations globally and lead global used equipment efforts. Additionally, he will take on a leadership role with several strategic customers.
"Thomas and Carsten are the right team for leading crane sales and creating more efficient internal processes. They will help to advance our objectives of streamlining the business, delivering commercial excellence and regaining our industry leadership position," adds Filipov. "Carsten knows what our customers need to succeed in the field and has in-depth working knowledge of our global commercial operations. He is the perfect placement for leading our efforts to improve customer relations, manage our pricing and pipeline, and make Terex Cranes easier to do business with."