Dusseldorf, 27 January 2020 – Nils Gagzow (46), most recently Managing Director Sales and Marketing at WeGo Systembaustoffe GmbH, will become the second Managing Director at ProMaterial alongside company founder Dirk Schaper from 1 March 2020. As Chief Sales Officer (CSO) he contributes his expertise from Germany's leading distributor for system building materials for the further expansion of the technology network for the sale of construction material. The innovative sales concept of ProMaterial supports the search and purchase of construction materials in various channels.
Nils Gagzow has many years of experience and is well connected in the industry. As Managing Director Sales and Marketing at WeGo Systembaustoffe he was responsible for almost 1200 employees in 55 locations and several hundred million Euros turnover. Until 2014 he worked in Business Development at parent company SIG Germany.
Prior to this, he held various management positions, including Head of Marketing at Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Germany, Branch Manager at Kluwe Baustoffe and Rethmann Australia Environmental Services in Sydney, Australia. Nils holds a Masters degree in Business & Economics.
Dirk Schaper, Managing Director of ProMaterial, is delighted: "We have strategically ambitious goals with ProMaterial this year. In the past months we have created the technical basis, so that now is exactly the right time for Nils Gagzow, one of the most respected industry strategists, to join us for the further expansion of ProMaterial". Nils Gagzow confirmed: "The concept of ProMaterial immediately convinced and inspired me. The technology has the potential to fundamentally reposition the distribution of construction materials both nationally and internationally. We digitally connect the construction material and product industry with the professionals of the building and civil engineering sector creating many advantages in a business environment which is rooted in long standing traditions".
For manufacturers and distributors of building materials, the high-performance distribution solution of ProMaterial is the technical basis for the efficient exchange of product offers. These offers are available with all necessary product details, prices and availabilities in milliseconds via different channels at the point of sale, in BIM systems, internet shops and other applications. For specialist companies and end customers, ordering is more convenient and the choice is bigger and more transparent. ProMaterial supplies the appropriate technology and is not a trading party.
ProMaterial is the new technology network specialized in the online distribution of construction products. The high-performance distribution solution enables manufacturers and distributors to present and efficiently sell construction materials and products with excellent data quality via various channels on the Internet. ProMaterial itself is a technology supplier and not a market participant. All groups of buyers find information about the products in the required form, in industry software solutions, online marketplaces, BIM or calculation systems or more simply via web shop. For professional customers and end users, ordering becomes more convenient and the range of products on offer is bigger and more transparent. Under the auspices of buildingSMART International (bSI), ProMaterial is working with the industry to develop a new manufacturer-neutral description format for the properties of construction products. UniversalTypes, supported by many other software partners, are introduced in 21 country organizations of bSI.
ProMaterial is an innovative technology network specializing in the online sale of construction products. Its high-performance distribution solution enables manufacturers and distributors to effectively distribute building and civil construction materials. ProMaterial enables all possible buyer groups to retrieve information about the products in the way they need them. Country and regional descriptions, rules and habits are taken into account as well as the personal relationships among the business partners. For all B2B or end customers, the order becomes more convenient and the offer richer and more transparent. The network will be launched in 2019 with 200 manufacturers and 500,000 products to be sold online by ProMaterials’ customers enabled through ProMaterial technology.
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