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Getting to know Dirk von Holt

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 ( #910 ) - Olathe, KS, United States
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TVH in the Americas recently named Dirk von Holt as its new president. Forkliftaction News caught up with the president to find out a bit more about him. Forkliftaction News: Prior to this appointment, what has been your biggest achievement? Dirk von Holt: Transitioning TVH Parts Co. to a customer experience-focused company. Also, the expansion of the DC network to provide one-day ground shipping to over 90% of the industrial truck population in North America. There are now 12 distribution centres in the US, Canada and Mexico. Forkliftaction News: What excites you most about the materials handling industry? Dirk von Holt: Even though at times the materials handling industry seems to have arrived at a plateau, new technologies provide ongoing change and exciting new opportunities. Forkliftaction News: What is the most significant change you have seen in the industry in your time? Dirk von Holt: The ongoing shift from internal combustion to electric motors and the accelerating impact of electronics in all vehicles. Forkliftaction News: What is the biggest opportunity that you see in your new role? Dirk von Holt: To continue to support and drive the collaboration of all departments with the common goal of providing an excellent customer experience.