This self-conception is an important basis for the success of our company. Together, we take responsibility, look for the best solution for our customers’ requirements and constantly take on new challenges. For us, excellent service means always considering our customers' perspectives.
Gerhard Meinel has more than 30 years of experience in the chemical distribution sector. He started his career in 1978 with Kraemer & Martin, where he held various positions over the following years. After the company's takeover by Azelis, he was the Regional Managing Director responsible for the regions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2011, he left Azelis to develop a new business model with VMP.
Phone: +49 2241 2656611
Joachim Fuchs has spent his entire professional career in chemicals purchasing, with heart and soul. Before coming to VMP, he started his career at Kraemer & Martin and was afterwards responsible for purchasing in the Chemical Industries division at Azelis. He has close contacts with our national and international suppliers that go back many years. He is also familiar with our customers' needs and knows where to find alternative products at short notice when the market situation demands it.
Phone: +49 2241 2656614
Ralf Nolte is the logistics expert at VMP. With more than twenty years of experience in the field of warehousing, provision and delivery, he is the company's skilled contact partner. He can find a reliable, satisfactory solution even when it comes to short-term deliveries.
Phone: +49 2241 2656622
Michael Seimetz is responsible for Sales at VMP. The graduate in Business Administration worked in the Sales Department at Kraemer & Martin for decades, in all of the relevant markets. Most recently, his work was focused on the sale of raw materials for Cognis (now BASF); today he provides our customers with competent help for all of their questions about application technology.
Phone: +49 2241 2656615
Apart from two short intermissions, Jochen Panzer has spent his whole career at Kraemer & Martin and Azelis. Lately he was responsible for the chemical distribution wholesale company Eva Dilg, being its branch manager. Beside of this Jochen Panzer was the Regional Business Manager in chemicals for DACH. Now he brings his broad experience in national as well as international sales concerning the chemical and food industry and the detergents market to the VMP.
Phone: +49 2241 2656618
For nearly forty years, Hans-Peter Kessler has been the expert for lab chemicals, plant protection products, pest control, cleaning agents and swimming-pool products. He started his career at Hasenmüller in Bonn, which was the region's leading laboratory and diagnostics retailer in the 1970s for lab chemicals made by Merck, Riedel de Haen and Boehringer Mannheim, and then moved to the sales team at Kraemer & Martin. Our customers benefit from his extensive specialized knowledge, not just when they want to choose the right product, but also when it comes to its successful application.
Phone: +49 2241 2656616
In April 2018, Robert Kreuzwiesner joined the sales team of VMP as the responsible sales representative for the sales region Austria. The trained chemical technician not only knows the Austrian market very well, which has been acquired in more than 40 years’ of professional experience, but he also has an enormous amount of know-how on technical applications. Previous stations in his career include, amongst other things, Nordmann Rassmann, Azelis Austria and the commodity trading company M. Weinzierl in Austria.
Phone: +43 664 9153537
Silke Luxem has supported the VMP team in the area of human nutrition product sales and all import and export matters since December 2016. She trained as an industrial business management assistant with Verpoorten in Bonn before thoroughly familiarising herself with the import/export business at MBS Sea Cargo. Prior to joining VMP, she spent 14 years with Kraemer & Martin and Azelis, where she gained an outstanding wealth of experience in the marketing of chemicals.
Phone: +49 2241 2656610
With Michael Pütz, VMP has a sales professional with a wide spectrum of experience on board. He started his career in 1995 with HT Troplast AG. From there, he moved on to Röchling Engineering Plastics KG. For the past six years, he has been with Azelis in the areas of Performance chemicals (home care, industrial cleaning and lubricants) and also Base chemicals. In late 2016, the certified business administration graduate joined the VMP sales office, where he primarily handles the Base Chemicals product sales.
Phone: +49 2241 2656613
Since 2013, Verena Schramm has been part of the VMP team. In the 90s, she successfully completed her training as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk at Kraemer & Martin and then gained more commercial experience in various industries. At VMP, she supports both purchasing and sales and is responsible for quality management. As an experienced horse sportswoman, she is an accomplished and knowledgeable contact in all matters relating to additives for the production of pet food, too.
Phone: +49 2241 2656617
Stefan Herschel trained as a chemist with Dynamit Nobel in the late 1970s. He, too, was on the road long distance for the company Siegwerk Druckfarben for many years before moving to a polystyrene company in Bonn, where he worked as a driver and a member of the customer services team all rolled into one. After working briefly for Azelis as driver, he became the third man on the VMP logistics team in March 2016. His wealth of experience makes him a perfect addition to the team and the man to go to for anything and everything.
Phone: +49 2241 2656622
Klaus Rosauer is at his happiest on the road in his lorry. After completing an apprenticeship as a motor mechanic, he worked as a long distance lorry driver for Siegwerk Druckfarben, transporting the company's products internationally. He then joined Kraemer & Martin and Azelis as a driver for the next ten years. He started with VMP in September 2015 when the company purchased its own fleet of vehicles. However, the car fan undoubtedly still prefers to fix his lorry himself, if at all possible.
Phone: +49 2241 2656622
Alexander Poluschkin is the first contact partner for customers and suppliers for all questions concerning payment transactions, as well as those concerning chartered accountants, tax consultants and tax authorities.
The qualified tax consultant and certified accountant (IHK) learned his trade in different accounting practices before deciding to go into industry.
Since October 2018, he has been appointed Head of Finance and Accounting at VMP with responsibility for preparing the annual accounts in accordance with the commercial and fiscal requirements, making tax returns and their publication, if necessary, and the electronic transmission of accounts and tax returns.
Phone: +49 2241 265661
Since October 2019, Jörg Spiekermann has been a member of the VMP sales team. As a trained industrial sales representative, he has, over the last 35 years, not just acquired a great deal of technical knowledge about cosmetic, detergents and cleaning industries, but has gained both a national and an international clientele. His previous appointments were at SLI Chemicals GmbH, Azelis BE, YDS Chemicals and Henkel/Cognis
Phone: +49 2241 2656624
Pui Kwan Chan, Steven
Since VMP Asia was founded in October 2016, Pui Kwan (Steven) Chan has headed the Hong Kong office as its director. He is not only responsible for liaising with the existing business customers and the expansion of the sourcing activities but also for the establishment of distribution channels from Germany to the Asia region. The qualified banker has been a much-valued business partner of the current VMP management since the late 1980s.
Phone: +852 28094820