Beacon hires senior vice president for commercial solutions

Birte von Schwarzenfeld

Beacon has announced the appointment of Birte von Schwarzenfeld as senior vice president, Commercial Solutions. She joins Beacon in a newly created strategic role where she will be responsible for the company’s Commercial business serving non-residential roofing customers.

Prior to joining Beacon, von Schwarzenfeld worked at Hilti Group for three and a half years. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, head of Corporate Strategy and Development at group headquarters in Liechtenstein. Earlier in her career at Hilti, she was based in California and oversaw the Energy & Industry West Sales Division as sales director/division manager. She holds an M.S. in Physics with Distinction from the Technical University of Berlin and an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.

“We are very pleased to welcome Birte to the Beacon team,” said Jonathan Bennett, executive vice president & CCO of Beacon. “Her unique background in sales leadership, corporate strategy and management consulting in the supply chain and construction industries will bring additional expertise and momentum to achieving our Ambition 2025 plan. As we focus on our two core markets of residential and commercial roofing, Birte will lead our commercial team in our pursuit of relentless customer focus that drives growth and shareholder value. Her relationship-building style and strategic transformation and sales leadership experience will be important assets as we step further ahead in building a world class sales and marketing team.”

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