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Frank Semling stays with the Executive Board for five more years

The Supervisory Board of Hansgrohe SE has unanimously extended Frank Semling’s contract early until the end of 2024.
Schiltach, January 2019. The Supervisory Board of Hansgrohe SE has unanimously extended the contract with Frank Semling early for five years until the end of 2024. The contract extension is official on January 1, 2020. Frank Semling (52) is, and will continue to be, Chief Digital Officer and Labor Director. Frank Semling has over 30 years of experience at Hansgrohe; with his realm of responsibility he has contributed sustainably to the successful development of our company. After his studies in Business Information Systems and Business Administration at the Business Academy Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany in the 80s, Frank Semling began his career at Hansgrohe within the IT department – this led him to assume various managerial positions, including Head of Controlling and Business Planning, Head of Business Processes and IT, as well as Deputy Executive Board Member. He was responsible for the introduction and implementation of several crucial Controlling and IT systems. In 2010, he became Member of the Executive Board at Hansgrohe SE. In the meantime Frank Semling is Chief Digital Officer and Labor Director and in this role responsible for Customer & Logistics Services, Procurement Services, HR & IT Services, as well as for the digital transformation of the company. “We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration with Frank Semling in the coming years”, said Klaus F. Jaenecke, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hansgrohe. “We wish him continued success within his role as an Executive Board Member of our company.”

About the Hansgrohe Group – the Original from the Black Forest

With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bath and kitchen industry. The Hansgrohe Group brings form and function to water with taps, showerheads and shower systems. The 118-year history of the company is marked by innovations such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pullout kitchen tap, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower. The company holds more than 15,000 active property rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products. With 34 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices supplying products in more than 140 countries, the company is a reliable partner to its customers around the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 500 design prizes since 1974. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are featured in projects around the world, such as the luxurious ocean liner Queen Mary 2, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Group’s high quality standards are ensured by five wholly-owned production facilities: two in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2017, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.077 billion. It employs about 5,000 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.


Anke Messerschmidt
Manager Corporate Communications