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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

Vaillant Group Chief Executive Officer

Dr.-Ing. Norbert Schiedeck

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Technology
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 April 2014, Chief Executive Officer since 1 May 2018

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. As Chief Executive Officer he is responsible for the corporate strategy, the expansion of the heat pump business, IT and various central departments. Until the position will be filled, Dr.-Ing. Schiedeck also remains in charge of his previous tasks as Managing Director Technology. .

Managing Director of the Vaillant Group

Dr Stefan Borchers

Managing Director Finance and Services
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 January 2018

Having studied Business Administration, Dr Stefan Borchers worked initially as research associate at the Technical University 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 managerial 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. 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
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 October 2015

After completing a degree in business studies in Rostock and Fontainebleau and a PhD in Innsbruck, Dr Andree 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. 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

Ralph Jakobs

Managing Director Technology
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 November 2019

Having studied mechanical engineering at Aachen Technical University (RWTH), Ralph Jakobs joined the Volkswagen Group as a trainee in 1996. His tasks at VW comprised a variety of areas, including the technical development, production, project management and quality assurance divisions. Later, he took over operational management functions in Germany and the United States. These functions covered a wide range of technical areas. From 2016 to May 2019, Ralph Jakobs headed as Vice President the research and development activities of a joint venture of the Volkswagen Group in China. There he was responsible for a workforce of 2,000. As a 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 Patrick M. Müller

  • Appointed 2018

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

Raimund Heuser

  • Appointed 2016
  • Vice chairman

Dr Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet

  • Appointed 2014

Dr Hubertus W. Labes

  • Appointed 2011

Kerstin Mittelbach

  • Appointed 2017

Dr Patrick M. Müller

  • Appointed 2018

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