With effect from 01.10. 2010 Ulrich Köhler (Fig.), as a member of the management of Knauf Gips KG, has taken over responsibility for the sales department. So far this area of operations had been managed temporarily by Klaus Koch, the chairman of the management board. Since 2003 Köhler was managing director of the Iphofen-based Knauf Bauprodukte GmbH and has many years of experience in sales gained in the trademark commodities industry in the most different trade channels. In the future he will be responsible for traditional sales in the fields of dry construction, plaster + façade and floor, in the sectors key accounts as well as customer service. In addition to his new function, he will remain managing director of Knauf Bauprodukte GmbH & Co. KG.