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KONE Philippines appoints Bernard Salud as Managing Director

Press Release Published 06/09/2016

KONE Philippines, press release, June 9, 2016

KONE Philippines has appointed Bernard Salud, Managing Director of Philippines as of 30 May 2016.

Bernard Saud will succeed Gerard van Dijk, who will be taking on a new role in KONE Netherlands after 3 years with KONE Philippines. Gerard joined KONE in Netherlands since 1992 and has taken up various leaderships roles since his joining. Gerard will be the Director of New Equipment Business and Modernization of KONE Netherlands upon his return in July 2016.

Bernard Salud brings with him a wealth of experience in engineering, sales and management. He will join KONE from ABB Philippines, where he has held various senior management positions during his 5-year stint. Prior to ABB, Bernard Salud was with Siemens, Inc. for 15 years and held various management positions. Bernard Salud has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computing Engineering from De La Salle University, Manila.

“We look forward to Bernard’s contributions to growth of KONE Philippines. We are confident that Bernard will build on the progress we have made in the past years and bring in new dimensions from his wealth of experience. At the same time, we want to thank Gerard for his contributions to KONE Philippines and he will be a great addition to the KONE Netherlands team,” says Balaz Branislav, Managing Director of Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines.

For further information, please contact:
Jove Xu, Marketing and Communications Manager, Southeast Asia, KONE Pte Ltd, tel. +65 6424 6246,
About KONE
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.6 billion, and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

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