• Niklas Kirwel will take over the North American operations as CEO and new head of Setlog Corp. on July 1.
• Former US CEO Ralf Duester becomes Chairman of the Board.
(Bochum, 07/01/2021). Cologne-based manager Niklas Kirwel (40) has been appointed CEO of the New York-based SCM software provider Setlog Corp. Setlog co-founder Ralf Duester, who has led the successful development and expansion of Setlog’s North American business over the past ten years, will simultaneously join the Board of Directors as Chairman. Kirwel, who previously worked for Setlog in Europe and the U.S. from 2006 to 2018, reports to the Board of Directors in New York and the Executive Board of Setlog AG at the headquarters in Bochum, Germany.
The main task of the new Setlog top management in the USA is to expand the North American market and gain new customer business as well as to standardize processes. Setlog’s U.S. customers include gift provider Design Group, healthcare products specialist Drive Medical and mobile electronics accessories provider Targus Group.
“We are very excited to have Niklas Kirwel return to Setlog. He not only has years of experience with our SCM software OSCA, but also a broad knowledge of supply chain management and corporate social responsibility in various industries. For several years, he already supported Setlog´s development and expansion of the US market,” Duester emphasizes.
Kirwel started his career at Setlog in 2006 as Customer Relationship Manager. After internal promotion, he was responsible for the European and North American markets as Vice President Product (USA) and Managing Director EMEA from 2013. In 2018, he moved to London and worked for two of the leading software-as-a-service specialists in the UK. Most recently, he was Head of Solutions Portfolio Management, Pricing and Innovations at Unicepta in Cologne.
Kirwel gained industry knowledge and contacts in the fashion and textile industry during his several years of voluntary work as an Advisory Board Member of the California Fashion Association and on the Social Compliance and Logistics Committees of the American Apparel & Footwear Association.
Nora Breuker, Digital Marketing Strategist
Setlog GmbH, Alleestraße 80, 44793 Bochum, Germany T +49 234 720 285 78, email@example.com, setlog.com
Setlog Holding is a provider of customized supply chain management (SCM) solutions. The central product is the cloud-based software OSCA with the solutions Procurement, SRM, Global Logistics, CSR and Quality Control. OSCA, which stands for “Online Supply Chain Accelerator”, is used by more than 150 brands in the apparel, electronics, food, consumer goods and hardware sectors. With the help of OSCA, companies network with their customers, suppliers and service providers to optimally coordinate their supply chain, accelerate processes and efficiently manage supply chains.
Setlog GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Setlog Holding AG. The company was founded in 2001 and is today one of the leading providers of SCM software with over 40,000 users in 92 countries. The software house employs 60 people at its locations in Bochum (headquarters), Cologne and New York. www.setlog.com