/ 2020-01 [Company]

Dr Andreas Hettich to lead the Hettich Group as Chair of the Advisory Board from 1 January 2020

On 1 January 2020 Dr Andreas Hettich (50), a fourth-generation company shareholder, will leave his operational management post at Hettich Holding GmbH & Co. oHG and join the Hettich Group Advisory Board.

Jana Schönfeld and Sascha Groß are now sole Managing Directors of Hettich Holding; photo: Hettich

After working for almost 20 years in the operational side of the business, 13 of which as Chairman of the Management Board, Dr Hettich will in future focus on the strategic management of the Group and will act as a link between the shareholders and Management Board. As a majority shareholder, he will continue to represent the Hettich Group with respect to customers and the general public. Jana Schönfeld (41) and Sascha Groß (46), both successful members of the previous Management Board, will manage Hettich Holding as equal partners.

Dr Andreas Hettich commented: "Over the past few years we have consistently geared the Hettich Group towards profitable growth and established the organisational conditions required to do so. The entire Hettich team across the globe is working intensively on moving the organisation forwards to increase autonomy as a result of new collaborative approaches. I am delighted that the Group will be left in such good hands, and will play an active role in pursuing this objective from my position on the Advisory Board. By working together, we will be well equipped to rise to future challenges."