HSM announces US restructure



26 March 2007 — Salem/West Chester (PA): HSM has announced a new organisational structure for its US operations.


The company said the changes are intended to align the firm’s US operating entity with its German parent company. The realignment is designed to "enhance HSM’s US operations" by providing a more focused approach to its sales and operations functions.


HSM of America is a subsidiary of HSM of Germany with distribution in over 100 countries worldwide. HSM of America has experienced strong growth within its US operation, which grew by more than 40 percent in 2006, and is expected to grow by more than 50 percent in 2007.


Irene Dengler, director of corporate companies for HSM globally, has taken over responsibility as president of the US operation, replacing Jim Mokhiber.


HSM said that the US executive team will consist of three executive management positions strategically focused on key functional areas of the business. Robert Ouellette has been appointed VP of sales and marketing, Sandra Corker has been appointed VP of government sales and Mary Lou Kelley has been named VP of finance and internal affairs.


"I am very excited with this opportunity to create a greater connection between our US operations and our corporate headquarters in Germany," said Dengler.


"This enhanced structure further demonstrates our commitment to being a true global distributor and provides an aligned focus of servicing our customers throughout North America"