Name: Udo Zünkler

Job Title: Director Sales

Physical Location: Senden, Germany

Years with the Company: 28


Udo Zünkler 's quarter-century tenure with Ingersoll Rand Transport Solutions is a testament to his unwavering commitment and invaluable contributions to the organization.

Udo's journey from a coal mine to a Mechanical Engineer is a tale of determination and growth. His roles have been diverse, ranging from external sales in northern Germany to internal sales with additional workshop responsibilities. In 1997, Udo took on the role of Director of Sales, Fitting, and Service in Germany. His remarkable ability to collaborate within and beyond Ingersoll Rand, including the manufacturing plant in Bradford and sister companies across Europe, has been instrumental in the organization's success.

Udo's expertise extends far and wide. Notably, he is a proponent of added-value sales, continually seeking opportunities to provide customers with comprehensive solutions that go beyond a single product. His exceptional teamwork skills have been pivotal in achieving growth and innovation. His motivation stems from witnessing the expansion of their customer base and observing trucks and buses equipped with compressors, pumps, and hydraulic equipment from Gardner Denver/Ingersoll Rand on the road. Finding solutions to existing problems and helping customers keep their vehicles moving keep his drive alive.

Beyond his professional commitments, Udo is a dedicated family man with a deep connection to his old farm. He revels in the great outdoors, enjoying activities such as motorbike riding and driving old-timer cars. He's an avid football fan, though his passion is for watching rather than playing.

Noteworthy Achievements:

Udo's journey at Ingersoll Rand Transport Solutions is marked by several remarkable achievements and initiatives:

In 2006, he took over the Wittig business during the factory move from Schopfheim to Bradford.

In 2008, he set up a new fitting and service facility, moving from a rented building to the owned GD building in Senden. This expansion allowed them to offer repairs for every machine they sold, extending this service to sister companies.

Udo assumed responsibility for the Hydrovane E-Mobility business and the stationary sector, overseeing markets in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

He took on the sales responsibilities for the Bradford Transport business in Eastern Europe and Russia, contributing significantly to growth in markets like Poland and Russia.

Collaborating with the team in Senden, he played a pivotal role in developing unique compressor packages tailored for local markets in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

In conclusion, Udo Zünkler's journey at Ingersoll Rand Transport Solutions is a testament to unwavering dedication, innovation, and a commitment to providing comprehensive solutions to customers. Let's applaud his invaluable contributions to Ingersoll Rand's success!