Thinking in generations

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 focus is on economic as well as ecological and social aspects. Our goals include a long-term increase in the company’s value and a better climate – also for future generations.

Management Board

Dr.-Ing. Norbert Schiedeck

Vaillant Group Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer
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. Norbert 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 in charge of the strategic business areas of technology, sales and human resources. From 2014 to 2018, Dr.-Ing. Norbert Schiedeck was responsible for the Industrial Division as Managing Director of the Vaillant Group. In May 2018, he took over as Chief Executive Officer.

Dr Stefan Borchers

Managing Director of the Vaillant Group

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 Division.

Dr Andree Groos

Managing Director of the Vaillant Group

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 becoming 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.

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Klaus König

Managing Director of the Vaillant Group

Managing Director Industrial
Vaillant GmbH Managing Director since 1 February 2022

After studying mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Klaus König joined Kautex Textron, a manufacturer of fuel systems for the automotive industry, as a trainee in 1997. There he held various management positions. In 2017, he moved to Kuka, a leading manufacturer of industrial robots. There, as Chief Operating Officer, he was initially responsible for the operational business, production and the supply chain of the product manufacturing sites. Since 2018, he has been Chairman of the Management Board of Kuka Deutschland GmbH with overall responsibility for the robot products business and project-related plant engineering. As Managing Director of the Vaillant Group, Klaus König is responsible for the Industrial Division.

Partners Board

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

Dr Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet, appointed 2022

Dr Hubertus W. Labes, appointed 2011

Dr Patrick M. Müller, appointed 2018

Dr.-Ing. Philipp Vaillant, appointed 2002

Dr Christian Wentrup, appointed 2023

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is made up of the following members:

Dr Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet, appointed 2014, chairman since 2023

Raimund Heuser, appointed 2016, vice chairman

Axel Kleinjunge, appointed 2021

Diana Kraus, appointed 2021

Dr Hubertus W. Labes, appointed 2011

Norbert Lux, appointed 2021

Dr Patrick M. Müller, appointed 2018

Agustin Navarro-Lopez, appointed 2011

Dr Stefan Nöken, appointed 2022

Gabi Schilling, appointed 2016

Dr.-Ing. Philipp Vaillant, appointed 2001

Dr Christian Wentrup, appointed 2023