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Zund America Names New President

Manuel Merkt had been president and COO of Hermle AG, a machine-tool manufacturer.




Zund America Inc. (Oak Creek, WI) has just announced the recent appointment of Manuel Merkt as president of Zünd’s Milwaukee-area-based North American operations.

Manuel Merkt, new president of Zund America

Manuel Merkt, new president of Zund America

According to a statement from the company, Merkt, a German native, started his career in industrial engineering with an apprenticeship program through Hermle AG (Gosheim, Germany), a manufacturer of high-end machine tools. After acquiring degrees in engineering from both the University of Applied Science in Constance, Germany, and from Coventry University in the UK, Merkt moved to Wisconsin in 2010 to support the Hermle USA team in various sales and business management functions and ultimately took on a leadership role as President and COO in 2017 — all per the statement from Zünd.

Merkt’s intimate knowledge of both European and North American culture and business practices makes him an ideal candidate for stepping into the leadership position at Zund America. His goal is to continue moving Zund America forward with long-term business development strategies, marketing initiatives, and best practices in sales and support services consistent with those Zünd pursues globally.

Taking full advantage of Zund America’s state-of-the-art HQ in Wisconsin, Manuel will push to further improve the Zünd customer experience in sales, training and support, also according to the company statement.

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