BDR Thermea Group, parent company of Baxi Heating UK and Ireland, today announced the appointment of Bertrand Schmitt as its new CEO.
Mr Schmitt will assume responsibilities on 18 April 2017. He succeeds Rob van Banning, who led the company successfully for a decade but unfortunately had to step down for health reasons at the end of 2016. CFO Hubert Schwein continues as acting CEO for the interim period.
“I am honoured and excited to have been selected to lead BDR Thermea Group”, commented Bertrand Schmitt after the announcement.
Arthur van der Poel, Chairman of BDR Thermea Groups’s Supervisory Board said: "We're delighted that Bertrand has accepted the position. Bertrand has been a successful executive at Hager Group for more than 20 years and – at least as important – we believe he is a great fit to our values and culture at BDR Thermea Group."
Bertrand Schmitt (1959) graduated at Karlsruhe University and has held senior management positions at Bosch and, since 1995, at Hager Group. In 2008 he was appointed COO at Hager Group and has contributed to the growth of the business worldwide. “I would like to thank the Hager family for their continuous trust over the last 22 years and I would like to wish them well for the future,” Bertrand said. He has dual French and German nationality.