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Liebherr Appoints New CFO of Crane Division, New Head of U.S. Market

Daniel Pitzer (left) handing over the U.S. market responsibility for mobile cranes to Pierre Bilgeri (right).

March 10, 2020 - On April 1, Daniel Pitzer will change positions and become the CFO of Liebherr’s mobile and crawler crane division, moving to the Liebherr headquarters in Ehingen, Germany. His successor in charge of the USA market for the mobile and crawler cranes divisions will be Pierre Bilgeri.

During ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas, Liebherr customers will be introduced to Bilgeri (31), who will succeed Pitzer (39). After Pitzer was appointed as the new CFO at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH, his successor was found within Liebherr. Bilgeri already has many years of sales experience in the USA, and has played a role in Liebherr’s positive business development for many years.

Before his appointment as division manager for mobile and crawler cranes in the USA, Bilgeri spent eight years working as sales manager for Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH in markets including the USA, Canada, and southeast Europe. In this position, he was responsible for sales of crawler cranes up to 330 U.S. tons and special construction machines. 

Since Pitzer was appointed to the position of managing director at Liebherr USA Co. in 2015, he has been responsible for sales of mobile and crawler cranes in the U.S. The massive expansion of the sales and service organization was a core part of his work in this position.

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

Pitzer says: “I’m truly thankful for the last five years here in the United States and for the trust our customers have put into us. 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”.

Christoph Kleiner, managing director sales of the mobile and crawler cranes division at Liebherr, says “We have found a very good successor for Daniel Pitzer in the form of Pierre Bilgeri. 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 ConExpo to be able to introduce Pierre Bilgeri in person to many of our long-standing customers.”


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