Starting Aug. 1, 2018, Hans Juergen Kalmbach will be the new chairman of the executive board at the Hansgrohe Group. Reinhard Mayer will be appointed deputy chairman. Kalmbach succeeds Thorsten Klapproth after he held the position for four years.

Kalmbach started his career with Hansgrohe in 1998 and was recently in charge of international sales. He’s also held roles with Delta Faucet, a subsidiary of Hansgrohe’s majority shareholder, Masco.

“I appreciate the instilled trust in my abilities and I very much look forward to working together and mastering the tasks that lie ahead of us,” Kalmbach said. “Our customers and their needs have coined my career at Hansgrohe over the last 20 years, and they have made our success story possible. We will continue to focus on our customers and practice customer orientation successfully. Together with our motivated and engaged team of employees, we will advance the success story of the Hansgrohe Group.”