2009-04-08 - Cold Jet Appoints New Regional Sales Director for Asia-Pacific
Experienced international sales executive to lead Cold Jet's dry ice blasting and production business in the APAC region
CINCINNATI - February 18, 2009 - Cold Jet, the world leader in dry ice blast cleaning and production technology, today announced the appointment of Jesper Holmgaard as regional sales director for Asia-Pacific. Holmgaard will be responsible for building the company's distributor network, developing a dry ice infrastructure, and building greater awareness for dry ice blasting in Asia-Pacific. Holmgaard most recently served as director of Asian operations for IceTech A/S where he was responsible for developing the company's Asian markets.
Prior to IceTech, Holmgaard was sales manager for Danish Marine Systems. He also spent 20 years in a variety of sales management roles in the food industry. Parallel to his years in the sales industry, he also taught courses about operation and processing technology at Aalborg University in Denmark.
"Jesper has extensive knowledge of the Asian market and a firm understanding of the dry ice blasting industry," said Wim Eeckelaers, director EMEA and Asia for Cold Jet. "We see the Asia-Pacific region as an emerging market with great potential for our dry ice blast cleaning and production systems. Jesper's extensive sales experience and proven track record give us tremendous confidence in his ability to help find opportunities for Cold Jet across the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to his ongoing contributions towards our success as we continue to grow our global business."
Holmgaard served two years in the Danish Royal Guard and more than 28 years in the Danish National Guard where he finished as commanding officer of regional basic training. He graduated from Business Academy South West in Esbjerg - Denmark, attended courses at the Danish Business School in London and studied the Italian language and culture at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy.
"Cold Jet continues to set the global standards for environmentally responsible cleaning solutions and dry ice production systems," stated Holmgaard. "The APAC region has a rich history in manufacturing and innovation, and area companies can truly benefit from Cold Jet's products and services. This is a great opportunity to leverage my experience to build upon Cold Jet's success, and I look forward to working with Wim and the rest of Cold Jet's team as we expand the company's presence into new companies and markets."
About Cold Jet
Since 1986, Cold Jet has developed innovative, environmentally responsible cleaning solutions that help companies reduce maintenance costs, enhance product quality, prolong equipment life, and improve productivity and worker safety. Cold Jet's extensive line of dry ice blasting systems are used around the world in a variety of industries, making productive use of recycled carbon dioxide while eliminating the need for chemicals and water in the cleaning process. In addition to its dry ice-based cleaning systems, the company's dry ice production equipment is used by every major gas company worldwide to produce the highest density dry ice available. Cold Jet is a private company with global headquarters in Loveland, Ohio and international operations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.coldjet.com or call 1-800-337-9423.