Hart to Succeed Dreher as Kannegiesser USA President


Michael Dreher and Phil Hart
Retiring Kannegiesser USA President Michael Dreher (left) congratulates his successor, Executive Vice President Phil Hart, following the company's announcement Thursday. (Photo: © Charles Thompson/American Trade Magazines LLC)

Bruce Beggs |

Updated April 30, 2013:

DALLAS — Industrial laundry equipment manufacturer Kannegiesser USA celebrated the 65th anniversary of parent company Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH with a special dinner here Thursday night, during which it was announced that Kannegiesser USA President Michael Dreher will retire June 1 and Executive Vice President Phil Hart will assume that role.

Hart joined Grand Prairie, Texas-based Kannegiesser USA in 2004 as vice president of marketing, bringing with him more than a decade of industry and product experience. He was promoted to executive vice president in early 2012.

Dreher, who served as president for 13 years, will retain an advisory role that involves marketing the Kannegiesser brand in the Americas.

Kannegiesser GmbH President and CEO Martin Kannegiesser says both Dreher and Hart have demonstrated abilities in combining leadership and teamwork.

The two men thanked the staff and Kannegiesser for their support in making the U.S. market the company's third largest behind France and Germany.

Kannegiesser USA is planning to display several products new to the United States at the upcoming Clean Show.

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.


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