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Kongskilde Industries USA - Normal. IL

A global market leader in customized pneumatic conveying solutions for paper, plastic and the recycling industry. Great solutions for Grain as well.

Kongskilde Industries’ pneumatic conveying solutions are designed for a broader range of industry, allowing companies take their production to the next level by increasing the productivity and efficiency of the production as well as improving their workflow.

Kongskilde was founded in Denmark in 1949 by Mogens Petersen and Hans Tyndeskov. The two entrepreneurs started out with just a blower but later developed the company to include agricultural machinery (equipment for soil cultivation and plant care). The agro line was later sold to CNH Industrial in 2017.

Today, Kongskilde Industries A/S has a renewed focus on providing a complete line of pneumatic conveying, cleaning and separating equipment. The company is owned by Green Park Partners, a UK based principal investment fund. The company’s core businesses consist of GRAIN (grain handling equipment) and INDUSTRY (system solutions for pneumatic conveying and handling of process material in the plastic, paper and packaging industries). The headquarter, production facility and an impressive new Test Center is located in Sorø (Denmark); however, with sales offices in Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, UK, USA, SA and Thailand, Kongskilde is represented in all regions of the world. The company employs around 200 employees globally.

More information on Kongskilde Industries can be found here.

Kongskilde – an impressive company ready to grow further in the US.

Last year Kongskilde Industries USA relocated to a new location in Normal, IL.  The new Kongskilde facility currently has 18 employees and provides sales and service to customers across North America. The new facility warehouses industry and grain equipment as well as a full complement of parts manufactured by Kongskilde, including pneumatic grain conveying systems, grain vacs, and cleaners, air wash systems, as well as plastic and paper trim removal systems.

YER USA Inc. has been retained to assist Kongskilde in finding a new President for the North American team. It is an exciting time for Kongskilde Industries in the US, and they anticipate even more growth for the North American division building the team and the future growth.

Maybe you are the new President for Kongskilde Industries USA.

Currently, the U.S. team is 18 people, however, there is great business growth and team growth potential. As President, you will be responsible for both driving the business forward and leading the local team, ensuring all are aligned and working towards shared goals.

To be successful in the position you must be a good people manager and have experience from related industries. You will need both a technical background and a commercial mindset, allowing you to engage with people on many levels and develop relationships with important stakeholders both internally and with customers. You must be able to ‘close the deal’ and feel comfortable engaging with top executives, winning their trust and ensuring long-lasting relationships. Kongskilde is looking for an entrepreneurial and self-driven person who, together with the team – both in the U.S. and in the Danish HQ – can take the company to the next level in North America.

This position reports to the CEO based out of the Danish HQ. The job operates from the company’s U.S. HQ in Normal, IL and the position requires traveling to customers in the U.S. and Canada. As President, you will be presenting the company in trade shows, giving speeches at conferences, and in all ways, represent the company in North America while also being responsible and present with the local team in the U.S.

This is truly a great challenge for a talented executive who wants to take his/her career to the next level in an international and very well established, yet entrepreneurial company!  

Anna-Louise Plougmand with YER USA Inc. is assisting Kongskilde Industries in the recruitments process. Please contact Anna-Louise for further information, or +1 832-314-1658


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