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New Managing Director for Hansgrohe’s German Subsidiary

Frank Wiehmeier joins Hansgrohe Deutschland Vertriebs GmbH
Schiltach, September 2019. Frank Wiehmeier (50) will take on the role of Managing Director for the German Hansgrohe subsidiary as of December 1, 2019. This role is currently and transitionally being filled by Christophe Gourlan, Chief Sales Officer at Hansgrohe SE.

Frank Wiehmeier commands more than 30 years of sales experience in different functions. For 15 years he has been working for the Grundfos GmbH, with his last role being the Sales Director in the Retail & Installer business segment for Germany and Austria. As a sales expert he worked for the machine factory Freund, for Jung Pumpen and at Grundfos as a sales executive. Frank Wiehmeier is also the Chief Executive Officer at ARGE, an inter-trade organization of the sanitary industry with over 100 brands. Within Hansgrohe Deutschland Vertriebs GmbH he will take over the sole role as Managing Director. „The Executive Board and I are looking forward to welcoming Frank Wiehmeier, who is a successful expert and leader in the industry. We wish him all the best for his new role”, says Christophe Gourlan.

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 pull-out 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 33 subsidiaries and 22 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 600 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 2018, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.081 billion. It employs more than 4,700 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.


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