Liquid resin roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, Kemper System, has appointed a new managing director.
Peter Dietrich, from Kassel in Germany, will be heading up the business at its headquarters in Warrington, Cheshire, as former md, Harry Cowell, retires after 20 years in the role.
Moving from his home town in Germany where he worked as head of export at Kemper System’s German headquarters for the last six years, Peter will be leading the UK arm which is the best performing subsidiary across the Kemper System group.
With more than 20 years of construction and sales experience combined, Peter has previously worked as sales director for Mercedes, and ran his own retail business for more than a decade. Prior to joining Kemper System, he also worked as assistant managing director at Wiebusch Polymerbeton-Technick – a polymer waterproofing manufacturer in Germany.
Peter grew up and has spent the majority of his working life in Kassel, Germany - the same city Dr Heinz Kemper started the business in 1957 as founder of Kunststoff & Lackfabrikation Kassel, later to be renamed Kemper System.
Speaking of his new role, Peter said: “I have a lot of respect for the task I am taking on in the UK, and for Harry who has built such a strong business from scratch.
“Although the liquid roofing and waterproofing market in the UK is very similar to Germany, the UK team will continue to work as an independent business. I do want to make some changes, starting with introducing new product ranges and increasing capacity in the fantastic warehouse facilities we have in Warrington.
“With my experience of the Kemper System product ranges and liquid technology across the globe, I’m looking forward to bringing this knowledge to the UK and developing positive changes to best meet the growing market.
“With the solid foundations that are already in place within the excellent team at Kemper System means now is the time to continue to develop the thriving business. This is a long-term plan for me and I am very much looking forward to what the future holds.”
Harry Cowell, former md of Kemper System, added: “I am delighted that such a passionate and knowledgeable person such as Peter is taking over the business. His wealth of experience in the market and of Kemper System will make a positive impact on the team and I wish him the very best of luck in his new role.”