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GEA Refrigeration Technologies Names Stojentin President of Sales for Western Europe; Kröger Assumes GEA Bock Management Position

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Klaus Stojentin has been named president of sales for Western Europe for Bochum, Germany-headquartered GEA Refrigeration Technologies, and Jan Kröger is newly appointed to the management of GEA Bock GmbH.

KlausStojentinStojentin, age 46, reports directly to Jean-Michel Daviaud, vice president for country sales. The president began his career in GEA Group ten years ago, as sales director for the region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, for GEA Grasso GmbH (now GEA Refrigeration Germany GmbH).

From 2008-11 he was active at the company as sales and marketing director and supported the country sales organization of GEA Refrigeration Technologies throughout the world. When GEA Refrigeration Technologies in 2011 took over the company GEA Bock GmbH in Frickenhausen, Germany  (the previous name of the company was Bock Kältemaschinen GmbH), he became one of the three general managers of the new subsidiary, and played a key role in implementing integration of the company and its product portfolio into the GEA segment for refrigeration.

JanKroegerMeanwhile, beginning on September 1 Jan Kröger assumed his position in completion of the three-member management of GEA Bock GmbH in Frickenhausen, Germany. As successor to Klaus Stojentin, the 44-year-old executive will work in the company top management together with Ralf Eichentopf and Thies Hachfeld, who in his dual function also serves as president for components at GEA Refrigeration Germany GmbH.

Kröger’s last assignment was as general manager for Hafner-Muschler in Balingen, Germany, a plant systems contractor specializing in industrial and commercial refrigeration technology. The focus of his work there was on product innovation and the introduction of industrial structures. Holding a degree in mechanical engineering, he also brings international experience in business development from his activities at York (BKT) and for Epta Group, in Milan, Italy.