Kärcher Australia announces new Managing Director

Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG yesterday announced the appointment of Markus Haefeli as new Managing Director for its Australian operating subsidiary.

Markus Haefeli takes over the position with immediate effect, succeeding Cameron Mole, who has resigned as Managing Director of Kärcher Australia.

In announcing the change of leadership, Mr. Hartmut Jenner, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of Kärcher, stated they were very
pleased to welcome Markus Haefeli to Kärcher.

“Australia is an extremely important market for us and we believe he is well qualified to help strengthen our market position and, together with the existing
Kärcher, team will capitalize on opportunities for synergies within Kärcher globally.

“Markus is a good fit with our company, and has the experience to drive Kärcher Australia to the next level.  I thank Cameron for his contributions
to Kärcher’s success over many years and wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” Mr Jenner said.

Markus brings more than 13 years of general management experience to his new position. Most recently he was CEO of Ferrostaal Australia Pty Ltd for more
than six years. He holds degrees in engineering and an MBA majoring in Marketing.

Kärcher New Zealand strengthened

Simultaneously, in a move to further strengthen the Kärcher business in New Zealand, Mike Roberts has been appointed Managing Director of Kärcher New Zealand.

Mike has already been responsible for the operational business as a Country Manager since 2010. From now on, he will assume full responsibility for the
business of Kärcher in New Zealand.

Hartmut points out that “the business of Kärcher in New Zealand has grown constantly over the past years and has now reached a level which enables us to
build up a subsidiary which is more independent and reacts more quickly to market needs than in the past. We wish Mike all the best in his new role.”

Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG is a family-owned company based in the town of Winnenden near Stuttgart, in southwest Germany, which specializes in the
development, production and distribution of cleaning technology and equipment for consumer and professional use.  The product portfolio includes
high-pressure washers, ice blasters, vacuum cleaners, sweepers and scrubber-dryers as well as cleaning agents, vehicle washes, drinking water treatment
and waste-water treatment plants.

The company has more than 11,000 employees, and its 100 subsidiaries operating in 60 countries achieved a combined global sales volume of 2,049 billion
euros in 2013.

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