Snaige appoints new manager for Kaliningrad

  • 2005-02-09
  • Baltic News Service
VILNIUS - Snaige, a refrigerator producer, has appointed Eduard Gilerman as managing director of its Kaliningrad plant.
Gilerman, a 56-year-old former economics director at Gazoil, replaced Danielius Bunkus, who resigned as CEO of the Kaliningrad refrigerator plant on Feb. 1.

Giedrius Barysas, Snaige's board chairman, commented that the company, the only producer of refrigerators in the Baltics, had been looking for a new managing director for the plant, which is 85 percent owned by Snaige, since the end of 2004.

The chairman said that the company wanted to tighten accounting at the subsidiary and concentrate its management in Vilnius.

"The fact that the company is headed by a Russian national does not worry us at all. We trust him," Barysas said.

"The formation of the group is making headway. I believe that we will have unified management of all the companies within the group in the summer," he said.

Bunkus, 28, who had headed the plant since June 2004, said that he had resigned for personal reasons and because "all the goals set forth had been achieved."

Snaige launched its plant in the Russian exclave last March. The facility sells all of its products in Russia and other CIS markets.