Thorsten Klapproth succeeds Siegfried Gaensslen as Chairman of the Executive Board
Thorsten Klapproth (52) will assume the role of Chairman of the Executive Board of Hansgrohe SE today, taking over from Siegfried Gaensslen (68) as the Chief Executive Officer of the sanitary fixtures manufacturer. Prior to joining Hansgrohe, Thorsten Klapproth successfully led Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF) for 10 years.
“By bringing Thorsten Klapproth on board, we have been able to enlist a highly qualified CEO with long-standing and successful expertise in managing and developing top international companies. He will use this experience to the benefit of the company and the employees alike, and continue to consolidate Hansgrohe’s position,” says Klaus Grohe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hansgrohe SE. He adds: “Siegfried Gaensslen deserves our very special thanks. His vision, his entrepreneurial skills, and his passion and commitment to Hansgrohe have been largely responsible for establishing our company as one of the industry’s few global players.”
Thorsten Klapproth comments: “In recent years, Hansgrohe has grown continuously, becoming one of the world’s leading bathroom and sanitation specialists. I very much look forward to working with a highly motivated team to continue the company’s success story.”