kb-network    People 28 Sep 2017
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Hansgrohe SE introduces new responsibilities within the Executive Board

To further develop the strategy of the Hansgrohe Group and the expansion it already pursues, the company is strengthening its management team and increasing its focus on key areas.

As of 1 January 2018, the Hansgrohe SE Executive Board will include two members responsible for sales as well as a Chief Financial Officer as of 1 October 2017.

All European sales, including Germany, will now be bundled into one area of management headed by Christophe Gourlan, who up until now has been Vice President of Sales, Europe. Born in France and a graduate in International Commerce, he has already spent some 20 years working successfully for the Hansgrohe Group. Another sales expert, Hans-Jürgen Kalmbach will be responsible for international sales within the board. Kalmbach, a business graduate, has also had a successful career at Hansgrohe for about 20 years, his most recent position being Vice President Sales Asia Pacific.

The Supervisory Board has also appointed Reinhard Mayer as new Chief Financial Officer. Mayer, a business and engineering graduate, early on in his career specialising in finance and controlling and can, therefore, boast of more than 20 years of experience in these areas.

Frank Schnatz, whose contract has been extended by the Supervisory Board, will continue to be a member of the board responsible for product development, production and quality management. Frank Semling continues to be Labour Director responsible for Supply Chain Management and Services. Klapproth retains his position as Chairman of the Board.

“As part of Hansgrohe’s growth strategy, focusing – be it on our customers, innovative products or geographic regions – plays a decisive role. Now, more than ever before, our customers will be the focus of our efforts. Together with our highly dedicated members of staff, we will continue the success story of the Hansgrohe Group into the future,” says Chairman of the Board, Klapproth.

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