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Change of management at Oventrop

Gabi Wilwers has already succeeded Jochen Fähnrich as Managing Director of the Sauerland-based family business as of 01.01.2023. Johannes Rump as Manging Director now forms the new Oventrop Management together with Gabi Wilwers. She is responsible in particular for the business areas of finance including controlling as well as human resources. The trained tax advisor and auditor can look back on more than ten years of management experience in the executive and management of family businesses from various industries and has a special focus on digitalisation topics and human resources development. Prior to that, she worked for over ten years as a tax advisor and auditor in one of the four large, globally operating auditing firms.

On 01.04.2023, Klaus Frese and Michael Scheller also joined the Oventrop Management and succeeded Bernhard Schaub, who retired on 31.03.2023. After more than 40 years at Oventrop, a true veteran of the company and the entire HVAC industry left active working life. The entire Oventrop Management and Executive Board would like to thank Bernhard Schaub for his decades of commitment in and for the company.

As a member of the Executive Board, Klaus Frese will in future be responsible for Sales Central Europe, and thus for Oventrop's strong core markets. Klaus Frese is an Oventrop home-grown and has been with the company for more than 30 years, 20 of which in a management position. He is currently Sales Director Central Europe.

As a member of the Executive Board, Michael Scheller takes over the Marketing, International Sales and Customer Service of the Oventop group. He has many years of industry experience in the construction and building supply industry with internationally operating manufacturers and joined Oventrop in 2019 as Global Director Marketing.

With the differentiation in the course of the strategic reorientation of the company, Oventrop underlines the growing importance of international markets and services and at the same time strengthens the focus on the core markets.

Manfred Quirmbach who has been Technical Manager for many years, completes the new management team and continues to be responsible for the areas production, development, quality and supply chain management within the Executive Board. He has already been working in this function at Oventrop since 2011.

published at: 11.04.2023