GERMANY, Pullach. FreshDetect GmbH, developer and marketer of innovative measurement devices for quality control in the food industry, announced the addition of two Senior Account Managers to the sales team.
Effectively immediately, Andreas Geschwinder assumes responsibility for northwest Germany and Denmark, while Karolina Kormilez assumes responsibility for northeast Germany and the Netherlands. Both report directly to CEO Oliver Dietrich.
“With the addition of Karolina Kormilez and Andreas Geschwinder, we have gained two extremely experienced sales professionals,” says Oliver Dietrich, CEO of FreshDetect GmbH. “Both boast a large network of contacts in the food and meat packing industries that will allow them to accelerate our marketing activities in northern Germany and northwestern Europe.”
37-year-old Andreas Geschwinder is a native of Hannover. He was most recently Area Sales Manager and Project Manager at Freund Maschinenfabrik in Paderborn, a manufacturer of high-quality slaughtering tools, where he acquired extensive experience in the meat packing industry. Before that he worked for Benteler Automobiltechnik. Mr. Geschwinder has a degree in Business Administration with a focus on organization, management and human resources.
40-year-old Karolina Kormilez, a native of Klaipeda, Lithuania, is a trained food technology and nutrition specialist. Prior to joining FreshDetect, she held various positions at Tipper Tie Technopack GmbH, part of the JBT Group, including Area Sales Manager for B2B customers in Eastern Europe and Austria, in addition to project and quality management. Before that, she was the head of production quality assurance for Anhalter Fleischwaren GmbH, part of the Mühlen Group.
Last year the company introduced the BFD-100, which is the world’s first handheld device for determining bacterial contamination in pork. The non-invasive, fluorescence spectroscopy measurement ascertains the total viable count (TVC) within seconds, but with a level of accuracy similar to standard microbiological methods. The result is displayed in CFU/cm². The device can handle up to 2,000 measurements before the data has to be transferred to a PC. The TVC results are output and saved together with the temperature, date and time of the measurement and a sequential test number.