D – Bernd Leidenbach has been the new Sales Director Central Europe and Sales Director of Weber-Stephen Germany since August 15, 2014. He succeeds Michael Reuter, who, based in Berlin, has been responsible for the region Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) since the beginning of July in his position as Director Sales and New Markets. The 42-year-old reports directly to the Chief Executive Frank Miedaner and in future carries the overall responsibility for the region Germany and Central Europe.
Leidenbach falls back on many years of experience in the consumer goods sector and he was most recently employed as Sales Director Central Europe at Sony Entertainment GmbH. Previous to that, he worked for Toshiba for ten years – ultimately as Sales Director Germany, Austria and Benelux.
The American company Weber-Stephen Products LLC, which is based in Palatine/Illinois, specialises in the production of high-quality charcoal, gas and electric grills as well as barbecue accessories. In 1952, George Stephen invented the Weber kettle grill and thus revolutionised the barbecue era.