Fricke Announces Updates to Management

(Front L to R) Fricke strengthens its management team with Mario Markmann, Christian Brunke and Ina Schnelle.
(Front L to R) Fricke strengthens its management team with Mario Markmann, Christian Brunke and Ina Schnelle.

Fricke Abfülltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, a family-owned company headquartered in Minden, Westphalia, has announced newly appointed management team members including Mario Markmann as chief technology officer and member of the management board, Ina Schnelle as head of marketing, and Christian Brunke as head of purchasing.

The company develops and produces dosing and filling systems along with software solutions, supplying components for process-optimized production. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Fricke has been able to expand its business further and increase sales by more than 15% over the past two years.

Mario Markmann joins Bernd Fricke, fifth-generation managing director of the family-run company, and chief financial officer Lars George as a member of the management board. Qualified engineer Mario Markmann has been working for Fricke since 1990, i.e., for more than 30 years, most recently as head of software development, electrotechnology, IT, and technical sales and support.

Ina Schnelle is tasked to reposition, plan and implement the marketing and communications strategy in her role as head of marketing. A qualified business economist and communications manager, she gained more than 20 years of international experience in marketing and sales in the chemical industry at Follmann.

Christian Brunke is responsible for the central purchasing organization, strategic procurement, supplier management and purchasing control. A specialist in purchasing and logistics, he brings around 20 years of experience into the company, having most recently been employed as a purchasing manager at HTT Energy GmbH.

Managing director Bernd Fricke, commented, “We are delighted to welcome our highly esteemed colleague, Mario Markmann, with his long history in the company, as a member of the management board and to have gained two new leaders, Ina Schnelle and Christian Brunke. “All of them bring both expert know-how and many years of experience to the company. With these additional strengths, we move into the new year, optimistic that we can grow still further.”

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