Dirk Legrand was born close to Antwerp, Belgium and has anengineering degree. He built up a good practical knowledge level by working in different positions at Svedala Belgium, as part of a worldwide leading manufacturer for crushing and screening installations.
Moving to Komatsu Europe International in 2000, Dirk progressed through a range of positions in the product marketing department, working in mainly the quarry and road construction segments.
In 2013 Dirk became responsible for the EU introduction of Komatsu Intelligentdozers and excavators, requiring a range of new functions inside the company, such as surveyors, supporting the change for the company from real steel and service selling, to more support oriented. Since 2018 a new challenge was picked up with study of the EU market for the introduction of Smart Construction; which will offer a great value for our customers.
At this stage Dirk is General Manager of the Solution Business department within Komatsu Europe International taking care of intelligent earthmoving units and Smart Construction.