Thorsten Klapprothwill assume the role of chairman of the executive board of Hansgrohe SE, taking over from Siegfried Gaensslen as CEO of the sanitary fixtures manufacturer. Prior to joining Hansgrohe, 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.

 Klapproth added: “In recent years, Hansgrohe has continuously grown, becoming one of the world’s leading bathroom and sanitation specialists. I look forward to working with a highly motivated team to continue the company’s success story.”