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Daily press, 2021-07-12, 05:00 PM

TK Elevator: Changes in the Management Board

  • Dr. Philipp Voet van Vormizeele succeeds retiring Dr. Detlef Hunsdiek as CHRO effective October 1st, 2021
  • At the same time, Kevin Lavallee takes up the new role as COO Field in addition to his responsibility as CEO BU North America
Dr. Philipp Voet van Vormizeele
Dr. Philipp Voet van Vormizeele

Düsseldorf, July 12th, 2021 – TK Elevator continues to focus on employee engagement, as well as on further driving customer orientation and digital innovation. Therefore, changes will take place in the Management Board of TK Elevator GmbH, effective October 1st, 2021.

Dr. Philipp Voet van Vormizeele will succeed retiring Dr. Detlef Hunsdiek in the position as CHRO. As the new CHRO, Voet van Vormizeele will be in charge of Human Resources and Legal, Compliance, Data Protection, and Labor Relations. Dr. Philipp Voet van Vormizeele will continue the strategy put in place by Dr. Detlef Hunsdiek to further drive employee engagement and run an efficient HR function that contributes strong value to the organization. “TK Elevator would like to thank Dr. Detlef Hunsdiek for his great contribution. He was a truly impactful and inspirational leader to the company as well as the HR community and a sought-after dialogue partner of all stakeholders. TK Elevator wishes him good luck for his new phase in life,” states Peter Walker, CEO TK Elevator.

Kevin Lavallee
Kevin Lavallee

Kevin Lavallee, current CEO BU North America, will take up the new Board position of COO with responsibility for field operations. TK Elevator has created this new position with a continued focus on customers and digital innovation in the service business. With his long history in the industry, growth mindset and a deep knowledge of field operations, Kevin Lavallee is a truly valuable addition to the Management Board of TK Elevator GmbH. Along with the Board responsibility, he will continue to lead the Business Unit of North America as CEO.

"As much as we regret to see Dr. Detlef Hunsdiek leaving, we wish him all the best for this new phase in his life. With the new structure and a dedicated position for COO Field in the TK Elevator GmbH Management Board, we believe that the company is well positioned to continue its transformation process and head into a promising, value-driven and growth-oriented future," concludes Peter Walker.


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TK Elevator (formerly: thyssenkrupp Elevator)
With customers in over 100 countries served by 50,000 employees, TK Elevator achieved sales of around €8 billion in the fiscal year 2019/2020. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive network that guarantees closeness to customers. Over the past decades, TK Elevator has established itself as one of the world’s leading elevator companies and became independent since its sale by thyssenkrupp AG in August 2020. The company’s most important business line is the service business represented by over 24,000 service technicians. The product portfolio covers commodity elevators for residential and commercial buildings to cutting-edge, highly customized solutions for state-of-the-art skyscrapers. In addition, it also consists of escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts. Integrated cloud-based service solutions, such as the MAX platform, are gaining in importance. With these digital offerings, there are no limits to urban mobility anymore. TKE – move beyond.