European Sales Manager Named
Due to the increased volume of our international sales, Washworld is pleased to announce the creation a new position, that of Sales Manager-Europe. Assuming this new position for Washworld is Michael von Knorring. Von Knorring is a well known name in the European car wash industry as he has spent the past ten plus years in a similar capacity for another vehicle wash company.
Von Knorring’s career has centered around various aspects of the automobile industry including that of Sales Director for Toyota in his native Finland. In addition, von Knorring dealt with the chemical side of car washing as a major chemical company’s Communications Director. It was during his tenure as Sales Director for an auto glass manufacturer that von Knorring moved to France to head up the development of the company’s automotive replacement glass (ARG) manufacturing business, as well as to develop a European distributor network for the product. He oversaw the process that included the acquisition of companies in France, Germany and England, which resulted in the company becoming the second largest ARG manufacturer in Europe. When the company was purchased by US based PPG, von Knorring remained as the ARG Director for Europe with production units in Italy and France.
Von Knorring is married and lives in France where his two grown sons are also working with major international corporations.