Staff change at UTA France
- Long-standing branch manager enters retirement
- New County Manager has many years of industry experience
- International sales to be expanded further
Kleinostheim/Strasbourg – 22 February 2017. UNION TANK Eckstein GmbH & Co. KG (UTA) has appointed Christian Wittmer as new Country Manager for UTA France S.a.r.l. As of 01/03/2017, the 53-year-old will manage the business in Strasbourg and report directly to Simone Sguizzardi, Head of Western Europe. His main responsibilities include the expansion of the sales activities of the fuel and service card provider in France and strengthening their market position at the same time. Wittmer succeeds Jean-Marc Muller, who will retire on 31 March 2017.
Jean-Marc Muller managed the French subsidiary for more than 13 years and helped advance business development. "We thank Mr Muller for his outstanding commitment and his long-standing service to our company", says Volker Huber, CEO of UTA. "At the same time, I am delighted to have gained Christian Wittmer as a qualified successor for this demanding position; Mr Wittmer has excellent social skills and many years of operational experience."
Until he joined UTA, Wittmer held a leading position with restaurant voucher and service card provider Edenred France for 15 years, most recently as sales director fuel cards. In this role, he was responsible for the training of sales representatives and the French market launch of the Ticket Fleet Pro fuel card. Prior to that, Wittmer was a partner at the French event agency ARTEIS for eight years, where he headed commercial development and event logistics.