Glass manufacturing technology supplier Heye International has appointed a Managing Director, who will join on October 18.

Hans-Peter Muller will be responsible for the development and implementation of the future strategic approach of the company, delivering new business projects through sales negotiations in different countries internationally.

Together with the team, he will continue to develop the customer base, maintain customer relations and support the development of a prospect pipeline.

He will be responsible for setting up a long-term sales and innovation strategy, aligned with the Heye vision and transformation into actionable operational plans, including clear goals for performance, cost competitiveness and growth.

The role will also involve overseeing company operations and employee productivity, building a highly inclusive culture, ensuring team members thrive and organisational outcomes are met.

Hans-Peter recently worked as Managing Director and Director of Global Filtration / Drying & Powder Handling business for Dietrich Process Systems, where he was responsible for the development and adaptation of the existing organisation to the future market challenges.

His focus was to develop the company activities on the future path of profit and growth.

Hans-Peter has a proven track record of successfully running a business, change management and launching successful innovation and continuous improvement initiatives.

He also holds a university degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He succeeds Dirk Portner, who retired on May 31.