STARK Group Sourcing appoints four Category Directors​ for Heavy- and Light Building Materials, Own Brand and Commodities


Four BU senior leaders take the positions as Category Directors when STARK Sourcing reorganises to strengthen its organisation and focuses its work on our biggest categories while giving responsibility for smaller categories to each business unit.​​

Lisa Young, Commercial Director at STARK UK, takes the role of Category Director for Heavy Building Materials. ​

Johan Ellwén, Commercial Director at Beijer Byggmaterial, assumes responsibility for Light Building Materials. ​​

Matthias Habedank, Commercial Director at STARK Deutschland, takes responsibility for Own Brand Director. ​​

Jan Henning Bystrøm, Head of Commodity in STARK Sourcing, takes on the role of Category Director for Commodities.​

All four Group Category Directors have a solid industry background, deep market knowledge, and a proven track record of delivering on targets. In addition, they contribute with a significant knowledge of the German, British, and Nordic markets. ​

The Group Category Directors will assume their new responsibilities from 1 September 2023. ​

Matthias Habedank will have a transition period of three months with dual responsibility while handing over his current responsibilities in STARK Deutschland.​

The new Sourcing setup will take operational effect on 1 January 2024. Please join me in wishing Lisa, Johan, Matthias, and Jan Henning all the best in their new roles.​

The change also means that Bo Vestergaard will leave the position as Own Brand Director and take on a new role within category management on Group level. Bo has successfully built up the current organisational setup implemented new ways of working, all while delivering on the strategy. Please join me in thanking Bo for his huge effort and contribution within Own Brand over the past 5 years.

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