June 5, 2007 - Geberit North America/The Chicago Faucets Co. Announce Management Changes
June 5, 2007
Andreas Nowak will become
CEO, Geberit North America/The Chicago Faucet Co., Des Plaines, Ill., later
this summer. Nowak is currently managing director of Geberit’s Austrian sales operations.
Current CEO Bill Christensen will
relocate to Geberit’s corporate office in Switzerland and lead marketing for
“We believe that
these changes in our organization will help further strengthen our global
position as the leader in plumbing technology,” said Albert M. Baehny, CEO of
Geberit AG. “Chicago Faucets is an established brand in the North American
plumbing market and we will continue to focus on growing our commercial
portfolio. In addition, the Geberit brand is now positioned in the residential
market with both our concealed tank/carrier system and our waste fittings and
traps product lines.”
Geberit North America is part of the Geberit
Group, a European market leader and global provider of sanitary technology.
Geberit North America markets concealed installation systems for residential
wall-hung toilets, as well as bath waste and overflows. As European market
leader, the Geberit Group is a global provider of plumbing technology with
sales of CHF (Swiss francs) 2.2 billion (US$1.81 billion) and about 5,400
employees in 40 countries worldwide.