THAILAND - Grundfos has announced the appointment of Kenth Hvid Nielsen to the role of general manager of Grundfos Thailand (GTH), effective Nov. 1, 2019.
In his new role, Kenth will lead the overall sales operation within the Thailand market for the key business areas: industry, commercial business services, domestic business services, business development and aftermarket service sales.
Kenth’s appointment to head the Thailand office was preceded by his 23 years of experience with the company. Having joined Grundfos in 1996, he has since held various senior positions within the Grundfos Group. Kenth has notably driven key product development initiatives within the company’s water and wastewater offerings, built up Grundfos’ global product line management, as well as headed Grundfos’ water utility segment globally. Prior to his appointment, Kenth served as regional director for water utility in Western Europe (WEREG).
“I am very excited to be heading Grundfos’ Thailand operations," Nielsen said. "As we see the nation increasingly embrace industry innovation and digitalisation, there is great opportunity for us to provide ground-breaking solutions to the market in Thailand and to our clients. I look forward to not only maintaining our strong position in the water pump market of Thailand, but also driving exponential growth for the business.”
Chee Khuan Leong, Area Managing Director, South Asia, Grundfos, added: “Kenth has demonstrated great leadership and in-depth industry knowledge across his various roles regionally and globally, delivering strong growth for the business. We expect Kenth’s extensive experience with Grundfos to add great value to the Thailand market, and we look forward to him playing a pivotal role in growing our sales and customer base in one of our key markets in the region.”
Kenth holds an Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aarhus University and an Executive MBA from Aalborg University.