CEO named at KOMET USA

Feb. 6, 2008
New company leader started KOMET career as an apprentice.

Rock Hill, South Carolina--KOMET, a leader in the production of highly specialized and precise dental rotary instruments, has announced that Klaus Rübesamen has become KOMET USA's new Chief Executive Officer.

Rübesamen replaces Siggi Haverkamp, who retired last month. Rübesamen will be based out of KOMET's main headquarters in Lemgo, Germany.

Rübesamen, 44, a native of Germany, has spent his entire career working for KOMET beginning as an apprentice in 1981. After his apprenticeship, he worked in the company's export department. His ability to speak both English and Spanish assisted Rübesamen in his job, because he was responsible for the company's distributors in Japan, Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

His hard work and determination paid off when he was promoted to the position of Assistant to the General Manager. In addition to knowing English and Spanish, Rübesamen also speaks Italian and French, and was responsible for the coordination of all subsidiaries in the United States, Italy and France. He remained at that position for a little over a year when he was promoted to Export Sales Manager. His rise within the ranks of KOMET continued when he became the National and International Sales Manager in 1997.

At age 37, he was promoted to Sales and Marketing Director. Three years later, he was promoted to the position of Managing Director at KOMET in 2005.

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