Amid organisational change at the top of Danish OEM Advansor A/S, Kristian Breitenbauch will start work as the company’s new managing director on 1 March 2018.
The appointment will see Breitenbauch focus on sales, developing the organisation, and communicating to stakeholders at the Aarhus-based manufacturer of CO2 transcritical refrigeration units, which was acquired by US company Hillphoenix in 2011.
“’I’ve been working on this change in the organisation for a while, and I’m pleased to bring Kristian Breitenbauch onboard as new managing director,” said Kim G. Christensen, Advansor’s co-founder and current managing director.
“Kristian Breitenbauch will bring new management skills to Advansor and at the same time help me to secure our position as leader in the European market. Finally, this will also mean that I can concentrate on the topics where I have my strengths,” he said.
Christensen will take on the role of director of business development. He will focus on products and markets.
Since August 2014, Breitenbauch has been COO at energy optimisation firm Scanenergi, where he is responsible for all market-oriented activities, energy consultancy, projects, customer service, external sales, and marketing and business development.
Prior to joining Scanenergi, he spent a decade at Danfoss, where his roles included country manager and sales director for VLT drives, sales manager (for Sweden and later for the whole Nordic region), and business development manager.
With 39% topline growth in 2017, Advansor last year appointed a new production manager and quality manager in Denmark. It has also invested in a new factory in Poland.