PRESS RELEASE 01. June 2022 ‒ Brabrand, Denmark
Silvan A/S announces the appointment of Klaus Dolmer as the new Chief Executive Officer of Silvan with effect from 31st May 2022. Mathias Kerp, his predecessor, will leave Silvan.
“We are pleased to announce that Silvan’s Chief Procurement Officer (“CPO”), Klaus Dolmer will take on the position as new CEO of Silvan. He has a broad and quite unique experience in the Danish DIY retail industry as well as deep expertise about Silvan, where he has been serving in different leadership roles within the last decades. “He has been a great contributor to the turnaround of Silvan and the development of the strategy going forward” says Jan Becker, Chairman of the Board of Silvan.
“During the last years, Silvan has repositioned itself to become the most convenient DIY retailer in Demark. I am looking forward to further continue this growth journey.” says Klaus Dolmer.
With the appointment of Klaus Dolmer as Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Team is now consisting of a total of four members (CEO: Klaus Dolmer, CFO: Keld Larsen, CSO: Rasmus Kjærgaard, COO: Michael Lange).
Mathias Kerp, who had joined Silvan end of 2021, will leave Silvan by mutual agreement by the end of May 2022.
Silvan is a leading Danish do-it-yourself (DIY) retail chain, which was established in 1874. Silvan mainly serves private customers through 43 DIY stores and an online shop in Denmark. Silvan's stores are located both in the cities and in the suburbs. The product offering includes not only all classic DIY products such as building materials and gardening equipment, but also home improvement and smart home items. Many of them with a special attention on sustainability (“Skabt med omtanke”). In recent years, the focus has been gradually expanded towards more customer comfort and customer service. Convenience services such as sawmill, color toning, free rental of cargo bicycles as well as trailers, tool rental, key replacement, and parcel pick-up, etc. have been expanded and are an integral part of the value proposition. www.silvan.dk
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