Vortex Valves International has appointed Oliver Küng as sales manager of its new Central Europe office in Zurich, Switzerland. Küng will be responsible for sales development in Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria. The office will also provide support for Vortex’s existing Italian representative, Normicom SRL.

 Küng comes to Vortex Valves with 17 years of experience at Bühler AG Switzerland, where he began as an apprentice to the head millwright, building equipment such as sifters, valves and mills. He became chief installation engineer for worldwide operations before taking up the post of sales manager in 2006. He has language skills in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

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“His problem-solving abilities earned him the nickname ‘The Doctor’ amongst his colleagues at Bühler,” said Jon Naylor, Vortex Valve’s European Managing Director. “Oliver has a consummate knowledge of dry bulk solids handling valves and, with a fluency in five languages; he will be a great asset.”