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VDMA Valves Association: New Vice-Chairman

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Author: Michael Heeg

Date: 17. Jul. 2023

Stefan Gesing has been CEO at Dornbracht since 2020.
Source: Dornbracht
VDMA Valves Association: New Vice-Chairman

At the beginning of July 2023, the board of the Building Fittings Division of the VDMA elected Stefan Gesing, CEO of Dornbracht AG & Co KG, as its new chairman. From now on, the 45-year-old will also assume the role of Vice Chairman of the VDMA Valves Association.

Stefan Gesing succeeds Oliver D. Gessert, formerly Managing Director of VDMA member company KWC Aquarotter GmbH, who resigned from the Board of the Valves Association with effect from May 1, 2023.

“Shape the image of the valve industry”

Stefan Gesing has been CEO at Dornbracht since 2020. Previously, he served as CFO and member of the executive board at Grohe AG and as CFO at Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.

“I look forward to helping shape the image of the valve industry in the coming years and to advancing our industry issues together with the other board members. In doing so, we are called upon to tackle the market challenges in the currently difficult economic climate and to set the course for the industry to continue to develop in a sustainable manner.”

VDMA hopes for successful positioning of the industry sector

“We are very pleased to have Stefan Gesing, an experienced manager and thought leader in the industry, as our chairman, who will work hard to ensure the successful positioning of the industry”, says Dr. Laura Dorfer, Managing Director of the VDMA Valves Association.

The board of the VDMA Building Valves Division is completed by

  • Andrea Bußmann, Managing Director Sales & Marketing, SCHELL GmbH & Co. KG Olpe,
  • Dirk Gellisch, Managing Director Viega Holding GmbH & Co. KG Attendorn,
  • Dr. Michael Rehse, Managing Director – Casting and Building Technology Division Gebr. Kemper GmbH + Co. KG Olpe,
  • Michael Rimm, Head of Sales Germany IMI Hydronic Engineering Erwitte,
  • Johannes Rump, Managing Partner Oventrop GmbH & Co. KG Olsberg,
  • Elisa Sasserath-Kentsch, Managing Partner Hans Sasserath GmbH & Co. KG Korschenbroich.

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