Thomas Schramm has rejoined Terex Cranes as vice president of sales and product support in Europe and the Middle East. In this role, he will drive the sales and product support strategy and lead EMEAR team members for Terex and Demag brand mobile and crawler crane models. Additionally, he will act as a global Demag brand ambassador.
“We are excited to welcome back Thomas to the Terex Cranes team. His experience and reputation in the crane industry will help us to continue our mission of regaining industry leadership and becoming the most customer-responsive company in the crane industry,” says Steve Filipov, president of Terex Cranes. “His extensive knowledge of Demag all-terrain and crawler crane models makes him the perfect candidate to act as the brand’s global ambassador for large global accounts to create value and help advance their success and profitability.”
Schramm began his career in the crane industry with Demag in 1987. Throughout his career at Demag and Terex, he held several sales positions, including director of international sales before leaving the company in 2010.
“Terex has implemented a number of positive changes and improvements,” Schramm said. “These efforts and the company’s long-term commitment to the crane business through the investment in new product development, quality, and product support make me excited to rejoin the team.”
With Schramm’s return to Terex, Carsten von der Geest has taken the role of vice president of global commercial operations and global used equipment. In this new position, he will drive ongoing activities and process improvements globally and lead global used equipment efforts. Additionally, he will take on a leadership role with several strategic customers.
“Thomas and Carsten are the right team for leading crane sales and creating more efficient internal processes. They will help to advance our objectives of streamlining the business, delivering commercial excellence and regaining our industry leadership position,” adds Filipov. “Carsten knows what our customers need to succeed in the field and has in-depth working knowledge of our global commercial operations. He is the perfect placement for leading our efforts to improve customer relations, manage our pricing and pipeline, and make Terex Cranes easier to do business with.”