Leif Svensson Announces Retirement
The highly popular and respected Leif Svensson, Vice President of European Sales and the Managing Director of both Curtis GmbH in Paderborn, Germany and Curtis AB in Stenkullen, Sweden, has announced that he will retire from the company effective April 30, 2021. He started his successful career with Curtis in 1991 in a sales capacity, reporting to Curtis UK. In 1994, he was tasked with establishing Curtis AB, where he took reigns as Managing Director. During his tenure at Curtis AB, he was instrumental in developing BT Sweden as a major customer, among other major accomplishments. He took on the additional role of Managing Director of the German office in 2005. He focused on building a highly professional organization with superb technical support capabilities and high job satisfaction. His latest achievement was to establish and expand the world-class European Logistics Facility in Paderborn.
Mr. Svensson has spent many years commuting the long distance of 557.69 mi (897.51 km)between his home near Gothenburg, Sweden and the Curtis apartment in Paderborn, clocking hundreds of thousands of kilometers in the process.
His direct supervisor, Mark Ankers stated, “Very much the leader and a mentor Leif has always tried to give everyone in the Curtis Europe organization a free rein, encouraging individual decision making and personal responsibility. Whenever possible, he gives junior colleagues an opportunity to be heard and recognized at corporate level and throughout the organization.”
Mr. Svensson will continue on in a mentor capacity while he enjoys his retirement on the Swedish Island of Bohus-Malmoen following his many interests, including sailing and riding his beloved Harley Davidson motorcycle.
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