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Vortex Valves International Opens Office in Switzerland

March 9, 2010
Vortex Valves International has announced the appointment of Oliver Küng as the new sales manager of Vortex Valves GmbH. Küng will oversee Vortex’s new office based in Zurich, Switzerland, and will be responsible for sales development in Switzerland, France, Germany, and Austria. The office will also provide support for Vortex’s existing Italian representative, Normicom srl.

Küng brings 17 years of experience from Bühler AG Switzerland to the Vortex Valves team, which gave Oliver an impressive edge over other candidates, according to Jon Naylor, Vortex Valve’s European managing director. Joining Bühler at the young age of 17, Oliver was apprenticed to the head millwright, building equipment such as sifters, valves, and mills. He became chief installation engineer for worldwide operations before taking up the post of sales manager in 2006. Küng will use his industry contacts, processing knowledge, and language skills in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese to head the Central European sales office in Switzerland.

“His problem-solving abilities earned him the nickname ‘The Doctor’ amongst his colleagues at Bühler,” Jon added. “Oliver has a consummate knowledge of dry bulk solids handling valves and, with a fluency in five languages; he will be a great asset.”

For more information, visit www.vortexvalveseurope.com.