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The family-owned company

To this day, the owner family is still involved in the Vaillant Group’s bodies – and thereby plays an active part in shaping the company’s development.

The focal point: a long-term increase in the company’s value

The Vaillant Group’s owners assume responsibility for the company in the Partners’ Board, the Supervisory Board and the Partners’ General Meeting. The management determines the corporate strategy in close coordination with the Partners’ Board. The focal point of their considerations is a sustainable increase in the company’s value

Managing Director of the Vaillant Group

Dr Carsten Voigtländer

Chief Executive Officer
Born 1963
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 September 2009, Chief Executive Officer since 1 January 2011

Dr Carsten Voigtländer was born on 14 September 1963. He graduated from his mechanical and process engineering studies at Braunschweig University of Technology with a degree and a PhD. Following an academic post in the university’s thermodynamics institute and a variety of positions at the Neumünster-based company Neumag, he was made CEO of the Remscheid-based firm Oerlikon Textile. Dr Voigtländer is married with two children. He is now Chief Executive Officer of the Vaillant Group.

Managing Director of the Vaillant Group

Dr Andree Groos

Managing Director Sales, Marketing and Service
Born 1973
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 October 2015

Dr Andree Groos was born on 3 December 1973 in Siegen. After completing a degree in business studies in Rostock and Fontainebleau and a PhD in Innsbruck, Dr Groos began his career in 2002 as assistant to the Executive Board of the Vaillant Group. In 2004 he was made head of quality management for the Group. In 2007 the business graduate moved to the marketing department, where he held various management positions before being appointed managing director of Vaillant Germany in May 2009. In addition to these responsibilities, Dr Andree Groos has been heading the sales, marketing and service operations of the Vaillant Group in Central Europe as regional director since September 2010. Dr Groos is married and has three children. As Managing Director of the Vaillant Group, Dr Andree Groos is responsible for the Sales, Marketing and Service divisions.

Managing Director of the Vaillant Group

Dr Dietmar Meister

Managing Director Finance & Services
Born 1962
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 July 2009

Dr Dietmar Meister was born on 19 August 1962. In 1991, after graduating with a degree in business economy, he took on a variety of management roles at Daimler Benz AG in the operative controlling of a large plant and in the Financial Services department. In 1997, he moved to Jungheinrich AG in Hamburg as Head of Group Controlling. From 2000 to 2006, he then worked as Commercial Director for Linde AG’s Refrigeration Technology division in Cologne. In 2006, Dr Meister assumed overall commercial responsibility at the Brose Group, Coburg, a globally active parts supplier for the automotive industry. Dr Meister is married with a son. As Managing Director of the Vaillant Group, he is responsible for the Finance and Services divisions.

Managing Director of the Vaillant Group

Dr Norbert Schiedeck

Managing Director Technology
Born 1965
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 April 2014

Dr Norbert Schiedeck was born on 13 December 1965. After studying mechanical engineering and receiving a doctorate from Clausthal University of Technology, Dr Schiedeck worked in a variety of positions in the Diesel Fuel Injection Systems department at Robert Bosch GmbH. In 2000 he moved to Volkswagen AG, where he was responsible for a variety of tasks in the Engine Production department. From 2003 to 2007, Dr Schiedeck was employed at ThyssenKrupp Bilstein Suspension GmbH, latterly as Technical Director. He then joined the Management Board at Vossloh AG, where from 2007 to 2014 he was responsible for the strategic business areas of technology, sales and human resources. Dr Norbert Schiedeck is married with four children. As Managing Director of the Vaillant Group, he is responsible for the Technology division.

Partners’ Board

Members of the Partners’ Board

The owners’ elected representatives consist of three family members and two external members.

Dr Matthias Blaum

  • Lawyer, Meerbusch
  • Born 1955
  • Appointed 2007

Dr Hubertus W. Labes

  • Lawyer, Hamburg
  • Born 1961
  • Appointed 2011

Dr Christoph M. Müller

  • Lawyer, Küssnacht am Rigi/Switzerland
  • Born 1948
  • Appointed 1986

Hartmut Reuter

  • Business consultant, Steckborn/Switzerland
  • Born 1957
  • Appointed 2010

Dr Philipp Vaillant

  • Graduate engineer, Hanover
  • Born 1968
  • Appointed 2002

Members of the Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is made up of the following members:

Dr Matthias Blaum

  • Lawyer, Meerbusch
  • Born 1955
  • Appointed 2007
  • Chairman since June 2011

Raimund Heuser

  • Chair of the works council Vaillant GmbH, Remscheid, and chair of the central works council Vaillant GmbH, Ennepetal
  • Born 1961
  • Appointed 2016
  • Vice chairman since July 2016

Dr Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet

  • Business consultant, Holzkirchen
  • Born 1957
  • Appointed 2014

Yasemin Rosenau

  • Chair of the works council Vaillant GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen
  • Born 1968
  • Appointed 2006

Dr Hubertus W. Labes

  • Lawyer, Hamburg
  • Born 1961
  • Appointed 2011

Dr Christoph M. Müller

  • Lawyer, Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland
  • Born 1948
  • Appointed 2001

Agustin Navarro-Lopez

  • Member of the works council Vaillant GmbH, Remscheid, Remscheid
  • Born 1960
  • Appointed 2011

Hartmut Reuter

  • Business consultant, Steckborn, Switzerland
  • Born 1957
  • Appointed 2010

Robert Sadowsky

  • Principal trade union official of IG Metall, Gelsenkirchen branch, Gelsenkirchen
  • Born 1951
  • Appointed 2016

Gabi Schilling

  • Trade union secretary of IG Metall District Management NRW, Düsseldorf, Cologne
  • Born 1959
  • Appointed 2016

Marcus Schmidt

  • Human Resources Manager, Dortmund
  • Born 1966
  • Appointed 2011

Dr Philipp Vaillant

  • Graduate engineer, Hanover
  • Born 1968
  • Appointed 2001