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Pitzer Hands Over Responsibility of Liebherr US Market to Bilgeri

Daniel Pitzer (left) handing over the U.S. market responsibility for mobile cranes to Pierre Bilgeri (right).
Daniel Pitzer (left) handing over the U.S. market responsibility for mobile cranes to Pierre Bilgeri (right).
Newport News, VA — On April 1, 2020, Daniel Pitzer changed position and moved to the Liebherr headquarters for mobile and crawler cranes in Ehingen, Germany, becoming Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the mobile and crawler crane division. His successor in charge of the U.S. market for the mobile and crawler cranes division is Pierre Bilgeri.

During the Conexpo/CON-AGG in Las Vegas, many Liebherr customers in the U.S. were personally introduced to Bilgeri. After Pitzer was appointed as the new CFO at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH, his successor to take on sales responsibility for the U.S. market was found within Liebherr. Bilgeri already has many years of sales experience in the U.S. and has played a role in Liebherr’s business development there for many years.

Before his appointment as Division Manager for Mobile and Crawler Cranes in the U.S., Bilgeri spent eight years working as Sales Manager for Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH in markets including the U.S., Canada, and South-East Europe. In this position he was responsible for sales of crawler cranes up to 330 tons and special construction machines.

Since Pitzer was appointed to the position of Managing Director at Liebherr in 2015, he has been responsible for sales of mobile and crawler cranes in the U.S. The expansion of the sales and service organization was a core part of his work in this position. During this time, the U.S. has grown into Liebherr’s most important export market.

The continued expansion of the sales and service network and the placement of the latest products from the crane portfolio including the 2017 launched LRT product line are the main challenges facing Bilgeri.

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“The team has been working for many years on the best solutions for the different requirements in the USA. I’m looking forward to be part of this great and well-experienced team," Bilgeri said.

“I’m truly thankful for the last five years here in the United States and for the trust our customers have put into us," Pitzer said. "I would also like to thank my team here in the U.S. for the great teamwork as well as all the efforts over the past years. And I wish my successor, Pierre, all the best for his new position as I’m sure he will do a great job here."

“We have found a very good successor for Daniel Pitzer in the form of Pierre Bilgeri," said Christoph Kleiner, Managing Director Sales of the mobile and crawler cranes division at Liebherr. "He knows the business, and he has been a familiar face with Liebherr for many years. The very important service structure throughout the USA and the expansion of the LRT sales model are absolutely important to our business model — this is where Pierre Bilgeri’s long years of experience in the USA market will pay dividends. I am delighted to have the perfect opportunity at the Conexpo to be able to introduce Pierre Bilgeri in person to many of our long-standing customers.”

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