NOVATO, Calif.–Chelsea Schlunt, managing director of Kuhn Rikon USA, will expand her leadership position at the company with full responsibility for day-to-day operations as president Rudy Keller takes on a new role in 2012. Keller will focus specifically on new products and the next phase of development and growth for the company as chairman of the board.
Steve White will continue as vice president of sales & marketing, reporting to Schlunt.
“I’m excited that we have the right management team in place for growth with continuity. Superior new product development has always been the ‘secret sauce’ of the Kuhn Rikon franchise, and with Chelsea in place as managing director, I’m able to focus my energies on new products and initiatives,” Keller said in a statement.
Keller has managed Kuhn Rikon USA since its founding in 1988. Schlunt joined Kuhn Rikon USA in the newly created position of managing director in 2011.