Hansgrohe - North America appointed Craig Helenbrook to the position of senior vice president for the North American subsidiary. Helenbrook, who joined Hansgrohe in 1999 after 28 years in sales management with A.O. Smith Water Products, had been serving as vice president of sales and product research. He joined Hansgrohe in 2000 as a key account manager and later was promoted to national sales manager, working with the subsidiary's network of independent sales agencies, which now number 27 in the United States and nine in Canada.

Other members of the North American executive team include Klaus Grohe, chairman; Siegfried Gaensslen, CEO; Xaver Hake, operations manager; Manfred Becker, controller; Renee Maxwell, organizational development and human resources manager; and Lars Christensen, product manager.