Hansgrohe announced it has named Oliver Bahr as president and general manager, effective July 23, 2018. Formerly president at Franke Kitchen Systems North America, Bahr comes with the unique advantage of a dual citizenship (USA and Germany) and a documented history of tremendous success in product and brand development, performance culture and collaborative e-commerce strategies.

Bahr’s diverse range of international expertise and his multicultural background will be a considerable asset in his new role at Hansgrohe as he looks to build on the company’s success in 2018. A talented team of over 250 employees and a world-class manufacturing facility in Alpharetta, Georgia, will also fall under Bahr’s supervision.

Before joining the plumbing sector, Bahr held several key positions with the Robert Bosch Tool Corp. from 2006–2013 after working with the Stanley Black & Decker Corp.