Baltik Vairas’ Chairman Steps in as CEO
SIAULIAI, Lithuania – Dirk Zwick’s announcement three weeks ago to step down as CEO of Baltik Vairas as of October 1, made Chairman of the Board Niels Peter Pretzmann decide to take on an active role in the daily operation of the company.
In his new temporary position as CEO Pretzmann announced that he is eager to speed up the internal process alignment and efficiency improvement at Baltik Vairas. “I am confident with company’s potential to maintain the efficient working processes and management. We will continue to focusing on a good performance and create additional value in order to strengthen the competitiveness of Baltik Vairas,” says Pretzmann.
Pretzmann points out that this situation is only temporarily. “Despite the fact that I am personally involved in the daily operations we continue to look for a competent and innovative CEO who can take on the competitive challenges.”
Dirk Zwick to Hartje
Baltik Vairas’ former CEO who wanted to spend more time in his home country Germany has been appointed Executive Board Member at Hermann Hartje KG in Hoya as of October 1. The family owned company Hermann Hartje KG is one of the leading wholesalers in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. Hartje offers a wide range of products, operates its own bicycle and wheel production as well as a nationwide delivery service.