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The New Face at LANDMANN – USA

Thursday, May 17, 2018

As of April 16, 2018, Ken Hempen is senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at grill brand manufacturer LANDMANN. The 1982 Missouri Southern State University graduate brings with him immense experience. Ken has been a Sales leader in the grill industry for 34 years.

Ken Hempen.

“I look forward to driving LANDMANN, as a leader in the North American Market, with unique quality products at the lowest possible cost to the consumer,” said Hempen. “Today’s U.S. consumers want the ability to shop at their leisure, whether online or in store. LANDMANN’s marketing tools are aimed at reaching both groups of the barbecue world.”

Ken Hempen has been married for 36 years and has two grown children.


LANDMANN is one of the leading European grill brands and active worldwide with its own sales and purchasing companies in Europe. The company established a worldwide competence network in the U.S., Australia and China, focusing on appliances for an inspiring barbecue experience. As early as 1966, the founders of the company laid the foundation stone for the barbecue boom in Germany with the sale of Canadian grills. From the company headquarters in Osterholz-Scharmbeck near Bremen, the company started the international expansion.

With its product range, LANDMANN shows how innovative the industry can be. LANDMANN stands today, more than ever, for a variety of grills, and for devices such as accessories. Under the umbrella of a strong brand, LANDMANN creates adventure-oriented grill worlds tailored to the lifestyle of the various consumer groups – “Your World of BBQ.”

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