With this blog entry we continue the series of our international staff reports taking you on a journey through different countries throughout the Salzgitter Group – after introducing you to our employees in Germany and the USA this is a report about an employee of KHS GmbH in the Ukraine.

Alexander Pismenny
Name: Alexander Pismenny
Job title: Managing Director KHS Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
Office in: Kiev, Ukraine
Company: KHS
On board: since 2011

Since three years I am responsible for sales and services of KHS equipment in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. Together with our team we are strengthening KHS market leadership in the area and provide the best service to our customers in beverage industry. We successfully managed to grow the turnover and convert the company from red figures to black. We are improving our KPIs every year.

Among our customers are well known multinational companies, like Coca Cola, Carlsberg, Heineken, ABInBev as well as local companies. Our main aim is to provide the best quality products for the consumers.

Prior to KHS I was working in construction industry in Belgium for the company Deceunink, as Director for CIS countries, based in Moscow.
I was very happy to join KHS in 2011. It was a return back to beverage industry for me, where I was working for 13 years in the past for Tetra Pak. There I was responsible for sales and marketing, as Key Account Manager for global accounts.
Starting with KHS I also returned back to my home, to Kiev, Ukraine. During my work for KHS I found professional and talented people as colleagues and customers, many of whom are old friends. I still consider myself not as an administrator, but first of all Sales and Account Manager, supporting my clients.

In my background I’m physicist. After my graduation at the Radiophysical Department of Kiev State University, where I was working eight years as a lecturer, I defended my Ph.D theses in 1990.
In my professional career, in Ukraine as well as in international assignments I always got the great support from my family – my wife and two children.