On 10 March at the ConExpo tradeshow in Las Vegas, USA, it was announced that Daniel Pitzer will change positions and move to the Liebherr headquarters for mobile and crawler cranes in Ehingen, Germany, becoming CFO of the wheeled mobile and large crawler crane division. His successor in charge of the U.S. market for the mobile and crawler cranes division is Pierre Bilgeri. 

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Daniel Pitzer (left) will become CFO at the Liebherr-Werk Ehingen mobile and crawler crane division in Germany. Pierre Bilgeri, (right) will take Pitzer’s place as head of the Liebherr US market for mobile and crawler cranes.

At the Liebherr booth during the show, Pierre Bilgeri (31) was introduced to visitors. Bilgeri has several years of sales experience in the USA and has played a role in Liebherr’s business development in the states. Before his appointment as division manager for mobile and crawler cranes in the USA, Bilgeri spent eight years as sales manager at Liebherr-Werk Nenzing forseveral  markets, including the USA, Canada and south-east Europe. In this position he was responsible for sales of crawler cranes up to 300 tonnes (330 US tons) and special construction machines.

“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.

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

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

Liebherr said 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.

Christoph Kleiner, managing director sales at the mobile and crawler crane division, said, “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 the Conexpo to be able to introduce Pierre Bilgeri in person to many of our long-standing customers.”