Tomas Sterkenburgh has been appointed to the board of directors of Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG, Vreden, Germany. He started his career at Saueressig in 1997 as a project manager for research and development. In 1998, Dr. Sterkenburgh first became head, and then manager of, the Saueressig Design Studio GmbH in Moenchengladbach. In his new position within the board of directors in Vreden, Dr. Sterkenburgh is mainly responsible for the global optimization of the sales structures within the constantly growing group of companies. Under his involvement, the standardization of the sales department, using the latest SCM technology for the group’s customers, is expected to lead to even more intensive customer relationships.