Distributor Geiger (PPAI 105182, D12), headquartered in Lewiston, Maine, has opened a new sales office in Düsseldorf, Germany, to work in coordination with its German distribution facility in nearby Nettetal. The office is part of the company’s overall strategic plan for global expansion to better serve its customers’ international shipping and distribution needs.

“I am so pleased we are expanding our services to clients in Germany,” says Jo-an Lantz, MAS, Geiger CEO and president. “Clients require global capabilities coupled with local support and this new office is part of our continued global growth strategy.”

Chris McKee, Geiger senior vice president and CRO, adds, “Germany is an important market for our clients. Adding this sales office in Düsseldorf to our local distribution center and online platform will streamline their efforts throughout Europe.”

In addition to the new sales office, Renate Schmid will be joining Geiger as account director for Germany to manage Geiger’s clients in the region. She has an extensive background in client service, with more than 14 years spent working in the merchandise and print management industry.

“We are delighted to welcome Renate to our European team and support the growth of this new era for Geiger in Germany,” says Vicky Kinasz, managing director of Geiger’s UK division. “She brings a wealth of experience in merchandise and management of global accounts, and I look forward to working closely with her.”