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LISLE, Ill. May 5, 2015 – KONE has appointed Dennis Viehweg as senior vice president of the modernization business for the Americas as of Monday, June 1. Viehweg will report to Larry Wash, executive vice president of KONE Americas, and will serve as a member of KONE Americas senior leadership team. He will also be an extended member of the global modernization leadership team, to develop and facilitate KONE’s strategy.
Viehweg will lead KONE’s modernization business across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, providing overall leadership and management of the company’s fast-growing and dynamic business. He will be located at the KONE Americas headquarters in Lisle, Ill.
Viehweg started his career at KONE in 1988 in service sales and has held roles of increasing responsibility since, most recently serving as district manager for Western Canada. He has worked across several global geographies, including the U.S., Asia and Canada. Viehweg has held significant profit and loss management roles and has built collaborative teams to achieve impressive results. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.
“Dennis brings tremendous company and industry experience to his new leadership role with KONE,” said Wash. “He will help us build on the success of a growing Modernization business and further develop this area in the coming months and years.”
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8,6 billion, and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.
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