KIRCHLENGERN, Germany Dr. Andreas Hettich has left his operational management post at Hettich Holding GmbH & Co. oHG and joined the Hettich Group Advisory Board as chairman. The move by Hettich, a fourth-generation company shareholder, was effective Jan. 1.

After working for almost 20 years in the operational side of the business, 13 as chairman of the Management Board, Dr. Hettich will now 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, the company said.

Hettich Holding Managing Directors Jana Schönfeld and Sascha Groß. Photo: Hettich

Hettich Holding will be managed equally by Jana Schönfeld and Sascha Groß, both members of the previous Management Board.

Dr. Hettich noted, "Over the past few years, we have consistently geared the Hettich Group towards profitable growth and established the organizational conditions required to do so. The entire Hettich team across the globe is working intensively on moving the organization forward to increase autonomy as a result of new collaborative approaches."

He added, "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."

Hettich has North American offices in Buford, Georgia, and Saint-Laurent, Quebec.

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