Toyota Material Handling Hires Jungheinrich Exec as Germany MD

25th September 2018

Logistics BusinessToyota Material Handling Hires Jungheinrich Exec as Germany MD

Toyota Material Handling Europe has appointed Jan Lorenz as the new Managing Director for the significant German sales organisation, Toyota Material Handling Deutschland.

“We are happy to welcome Jan Lorenz to the Toyota family,” says Matthias Fischer, President and CEO of Toyota Material Handling Europe. “Jan has a proven track record of leading strategic transformation, generating profitable turnover and market share growth in a highly competitive market. He is well suited to lead the continuation of our German organisation´s ambitious growth plans.”

Hamburg-born Lorenz (above), age 45, has forged an international career at Jungheinrich. For several years, he held senior positions in the US market, where he developed a dealer network and later was in charge of the direct sales organisation before returning to Germany as Vice President Regional Sales and Marketing. In 2014, he moved to Great Britain for his most recent position as Managing Director.

“I feel honoured to head up the German organisation at a time where the pace of change towards lean logistics, automation and connectivity is increasing rapidly. For me, the people who work at Toyota Material Handling Deutschland are at the core of everything we do. Continuous investment in the capabilities and well-being of our team will benefit customer relations.”

Jan Lorenz takes office on October 1st, 2018, succeeding Norman Memminger who has been appointed Senior Vice President for Toyota Material Handling Europe’s important Rental & Used business.

“Reinforcing our Rental & Used operations with Norman Memminger will allow Stefan Gradenwitz a stronger focus on his role as Senior Vice President for Service & Logistics,” Matthias Fischer illustrates his reorganisation of the European top management team.