OBERDERDINGEN, GERMANY, March 2023 — BLANCO, the premium kitchen solutions brand backed by industry-leading German engineering and known for the BLANCO UNIT, announces that Harald Stephan will join the BLANCO Group as a member of the Management Board in April before taking over as Chief Operating Officer in July. His responsibilities will include production, supply chain and logistics.
Bernd Eckl, CEO of BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding and Chairman of the BLANCO Supervisory Board, says that the focus is on continuing the current strategy: "We are delighted to have gained an experienced operations professional, in the person of Holger Harald Stephan. His expertise will help us to advance with the strategic orientation of BLANCO’s operational areas."
Frank Gfrörer, CEO of the BLANCO Group, also emphasises continuity in the strategic orientation of the company: "BLANCO is in an important phase of the transition from a classic component manufacturer to a system provider for the kitchen water place. I look forward to leading this transformation to success together with Mr Stephan and the entire BLANCO team."
Holger Harald Stephan has held posts in Germany and abroad, including in machine and engine construction, and in the kitchen industry. Most recently, he served as Director Operations for a business division of a leading global supplier of measuring instruments and services in the industrial process technology sector.