Dresselhaus MD returns to role after 2 years away

Hans Werner Patzke has been appointed Managing Director of Joseph Dresselhaus GmbH & Co. KG, replacing Dr Winfried Gretz.

The returning MD originally held the role from July 2000 until March 2016 and was re-appointed by the shareholders with immediate effect at the Dresselhaus General Meeting on 16 March 2018.

A statement said Hans Werner Patzke keep the company on the road to success and will further strengthen Dresselhaus’ market position in Europe, being one of the leading suppliers for connecting elements and fastening technology. He said: “We thank Dr Winfried Gretz for his dedicated efforts at Dresselhaus.”

Based in Herford, Dresselhaus has approximately 800 employees and annual sales of around €200 million. The business operates five large warehouses in Germany and has locations in France, Russia and Turkey.