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We have restructured our distribution

Right at the beginning of the new year, there are some welcome news about recent adjustments in the area of sales at Wedo. Recently, we were able to recruit three of our experienced employees for new positions.


Sales Manager in the Candle Division

We are happy and proud that we are able to fill the position of Steven West, who unfortunately passed away last year, with an already experienced employee of many years.

As of 01.01.2023, Peter Glessner will take over the management of worldwide sales for the candle wicks division. Furthermore, with his innovative approach and profound technical knowledge, he will continue to drive and implement customer requests with our development team in the laboratory.

We wish him all the best in his new role and look forward to working with him in the future.

Peter Gleßner introduces himself

“I am Peter Glessner, 32 years old and have been working for Wedo since 2014. During this time, I have been able to gain experience in several departments. In addition to plant management, I was mainly responsible for the development of wicks and technical braids in the last few years. My main focus was on process optimisation and new development of high-performance braids for the candle industry and other applications.

I completed my degree in textile engineering (M. Sc.) at the Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in 2018 alongside my work at Wedo. I am currently in the final stages of my doctorate at the TU Chemnitz, also in textile engineering with a focus on the braiding process.

In my free time, I am a passionate fly fisherman and enjoy doing sports.

I am happy to continue the cooperative partnership with our customers together with the strong Wedo team.”



Sales Manager for Technical Braids

With Mr Maximilian Werres, we have also been able to win over a long-standing employee for the sales department of our technical braidings division.

Mr Werres is very familiar with the processes and production procedures at Wedo.

We wish him all the best for this responsible position and look forward to further good cooperation.

Maximilian Werres introduces himself

“My name is Maximilian Werres, I am 26 years old and have been working for Wedo since 2014. I started as part of my dual study programme, during which I was responsible for business management tasks and the digitalisation of our company.

Equipped with this operational experience and the knowledge of my business administration degree (M.A.), I have been in charge of our new sales division of technical braids since 2021. Particularly exciting are the diverse areas of application and industries in which our high-performance braids are used.

I find my balance in spending time with my family and friends, travelling and as a passionate football fan of Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The Wedo team and I look forward to working with you to find innovative braiding solutions for your products and to open up new, sustainable application possibilities.”



Head of Internal Sales

We are also very pleased that Ms. Nadine Kohlen has taken on the responsible task of Head of Internal Sales in September 2022. During the year, Ms Kohlen successfully passed her instructor aptitude test and has since been the contact person for our commercial trainees. With her likeable manner and her many years of experience at Wedo, she is very much appreciated by both our customers and her colleagues.

We wish her all the best for her task and look forward to working with her.

Nadine Kohlen introduces herself

“I am Nadine Kohlen, 39 years old, a trained office administrator and have been working in the administration area at Westdeutsche Dochtfabrik since 2013.

During this time, I was able to gain a lot of experience in different areas of administration. Since 2017, I have been a permanent team member of the Marketing Sales department. In 2022, I was able to successfully complete my trainee certificate and am currently accompanying two trainees through their training as industrial clerks.

I have 3 children with my husband and am privately active in equestrian sports.

I am very happy about my new position as head of internal sales. Together with my motivated Wedo team, I look forward to continued good cooperation and new contacts.



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