HAWTHORN WOODS, Ill. – Electric outboard manufacturer Torqeedo has appointed Steven Trkla to president of its U.S. office, the company reported in a statement today.
Most recently national sales manager, Trkla takes the place of Olaf Knueppel, who leaves Torqeedo to pursue family interests, according to the company.
“Steven has played a crucial role in bringing momentum into Torqeedo’s launch in the U.S. market,” said company co-founder and managing partner Dr. Christoph Ballin. “We look forward to our U.S. business continuing to grow under his leadership.”
“Olaf shaped the internationality of Torqeedo significantly,” Ballin said. “He headed our successful introduction into the U.S. and brought our first distributors onboard. Steven will continue what Olaf started.”
Trkla was the vice president of sales at Red Oak Marketing before joining Torqeedo.
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