RENÉ HASSFELD TO COMPLEMENT TOOM BAUMARKT DIY STORE MANAGEMENT

RENÉ HASSFELD TO COMPLEMENT TOOM BAUMARKT DIY STORE MANAGEMENT

René Hassfeld takes over the position of Sales Manager at toom Baumarkt on 1 October 2012. The now complete executive office of toom Baumarkt DIY store comprises, alongside René Hassfeld (43), Detlef Riesche (Chairman), Hans-Joachim Kleinwächter (Category Management), Dominique Rotondi (Purchasing) and Wolfgang Vogt (CFO).

“toom Baumarkt DIY store is on the right path. We increased our gross turnover to 2.4 billion euros in the previous year. The appointment of René Hassfeld will help to further strengthen our sales expertise. With around 370 DIY stores, toom Baumarkt DIY store is one of the densest sales networks in Germany. We will consistently highlight this strategic advantage to our customers. I am delighted that toom Baumarkt DIY store has found in René Hassfeld a manager with experience in sales,” said Frank Wiemer, Manager of REWE Group. René Hassfeld has been Regional Manager for OBI GmbH since 2008.

With about 370 stores (toom Baumarkt DIY store, B1 Discount DIY store and Klee Garden Centre), a staff of 14,400 and gross turnover of around 2.4 billion euros, toom is one of Germany’s DIY market leaders. The company is part of REWE Group, one of the most important trade and tourism groups in Europe. In 2011, the Cologne-based group generated a total external turnover in excess of 48 billion euros and employs 323,000 people in 13 different European countries.

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