Erich Dussert, has joined Merrychef as Business Development Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Reporting directly to International Business Development Director, Peter Hunkemöller, Erich is based in Lyon, France, and will work closely with chain accounts in EMEA including SUBWAY, Yum!, Statoil, 7 Eleven, BP, Bako and many others.
Erich’s mother tongue is French and he speaks fluent English and Spanish. He has a Masters in Export, Marketing and Management and a degree in Business Administration, Languages and Information Technology. He brings a wealth of international business knowledge gained in previous roles at Pavailler, manufacturers of bakery equipment and Churchill PLC. At Pavailler he was responsible for strategic sales planning across European, Middle East and American markets. Previously Erich spent five years with Churchill China PLC managing key hypermarket and retail store accounts across Europe. He was also responsible for selecting and establishing a distribution network to introduce Churchill’s collections to the South American markets.
Talking about this expanded role, Peter Hunkemöller said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Erich to Merrychef. Our aim is to have a presence in all global food service markets by increasing our customer focus and enhancing operational support.
Erich’s extensive international sales and marketing expertise will prove a great asset in supporting our rapidly expanding international customer base, working with Enodis subsidiaries or Merrychef trained and certified distributors to ensure the highest level of reliability and performance. Whatever our customers’ international expansion plans are, Erich and the team will work with them to develop innovative, total cook solutions, tailored to individual requirements.”