After an international search, Gerrit Teunissen has been appointed General Manager for HGG Profiling Equipment operations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Teunissen, recently relocated from Australia to the USA, will work out of HGG’s customer service and support center in Houston, Texas. He will have direct responsibility for all North American HGG operations, including customer service and support, product, and sales management.
Teunissen said he plans to take his HGG corporate directive one step farther, “By delivering a new gold standard of customer service and support, which will in-turn strengthen our business relationships and partnerships, my goal is for HGG North America to do an even better job of listening to customer needs, exceeding customer expectations with the highest level of technological solutions.”
According to Wiebe Wiersma, HGG Global Sales Manager, “With the appointment of Gerrit Teunissen as North American General Manager, our market position has been dramatically strengthened. Teunissen brings a broad range of knowledge in improving business processes, manufacturing operations, customer support and sales management. He is also internationally well-known and respected for his experience in the steel industry.”
Gerrit Teunissen has a documented history of driving profitable and efficient results in steel processing and distribution. Work experience includes HGG Sales Manager for Kaltenbach GmbH and HGG Profiling Equipment in Australia and New Zealand, as well as various senior management positions for Southern Queensland Steel PTY Ltd and Atlas Steels, both located in Australia. Teunissen’s wife, Sarah, along with their three children will be joining Gerrit in Houston, Texas, by the end of the year.