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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 Stefan Borchers

Managing Director Finance & Services
Born 1969
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 January 2018

Dr Stephan Borchers was born on 3 May 1969. Having studied Business Administration, Dr Borchers worked initially as research associate at the Technical Universi-ty Brunswick and obtained his doctorate in the field of Controlling. In 2000 he joined Deutsche Lufthansa AG and worked there in the Shareholdings Management/M&A division. Two years later, Dr Borchers switched to the Bayer corporation. Following work in manage-rial positions in Germany and South America, he took over in August 2010 the position of Vice President Global Accounting at Bayer Material Science in Leverkusen. He joined the Vaillant Group on 1 May 2012 as Group Finance Director. Dr Borchers is married and has two sons. As Managing Director of the Vaillant Group, he is responsible for the Finance and Services divisions.

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. 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.-Ing. Norbert Schiedeck

Managing Director Technology
Born 1965
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 April 2014, since 1 April 2018 in addition responsible for the CEO division on an interim basis

Dr.-Ing. Norbert Schiedeck was born on 13 December 1965. After studying mechanical engineering and receiving a doctorate from Clausthal University of Technology, Dr.-Ing. 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.-Ing. 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.-Ing. 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

  • Appointed 2007
Dr Hubertus W. Labes

  • Appointed 2011

Dr Christoph M. Müller

  • Appointed 1986

Hartmut Reuter

  • Appointed 2010

Dr Philipp Vaillant

  • Appointed 2002

Members of the Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is made up of the following members:

Dr Matthias Blaum

  • Appointed 2007
  • Chairman since June 2011

Raimund Heuser

  • Appointed 2016
  • Vice chairman since July 2016

Dr Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet

  • Appointed 2014

Kerstin Mittelbach

  • Appointed 2017

Dr Hubertus W. Labes

  • Appointed 2011

Dr Christoph M. Müller

  • Appointed 2001

Agustin Navarro-Lopez

  • Appointed 2011

Hartmut Reuter

  • Appointed 2010

Robert Sadowsky

  • Appointed 2016

Gabi Schilling

  • Appointed 2016

Marcus Schmidt

  • Appointed 2011

Dr Philipp Vaillant

  • Appointed 2001