Management team now complete

Andreas Ostermann von Roth to become COO of BLANCO

Oberderdingen (Germany), 22/11/2019 – As of 1 January 2020, Andreas Ostermann von Roth will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Blanco. The trained engineer will join CEO Frank Gfrörer and CFO Rüdiger Böhle at the helm of the sink and mixer tap manufacturer.

Andreas Ostermann von Roth to become COO of BLANCO

In the newly created role of COO, Andreas Ostermann von Roth will be responsible for all of the Blanco Group's supply chain activities and in charge of global procurement, worldwide production and logistics. He will also head up the Material Research & Development department. The Sustainability division will also fall within the remit of the incoming COO. “We are delighted that we have been able to bring such a skilled leader as Andreas Ostermann von Roth on board,” says Dr Johannes Haupt, CEO of the Blanc & Fischer Family Holding and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Blanco.

One of the main areas of focus for the 55-year-old newcomer will be the further development of the global supply chain management operations, which are becoming increasingly more dynamic and complex due to internationalisation and digitalisation. “As a system supplier for the ‘kitchen water hub’, reliable provision of products to our customers is our top priority. Andreas Ostermann von Roth makes the ideal addition to our team due to his in-depth expertise in the areas of purchasing, production and logistics,” says CEO Frank Gfrörer.

Born in Heidenheim an der Brenz, Ostermann von Roth studied Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and began his career as a trainee at Audi. Following stints at Behr Thermot-tronik, Varta Consumer Batteries and Kuka Robotics, where he accumulated wide-ranging expertise in managing positions, his most recent post was COO at pneumatics specialist Aventics.

BLANCO offers system solutions for the water place in domestic kitchens. The BLANCO UNIT is synonymous with functional systems in complementary designs, consisting of bowls, high-end mixer taps, water purification with natural carbon dioxide, filtration, cooling and supplementary accessories, from soap dispensers to waste and base cabinet organisation systems. The wide range of functions and the variety of designs, colours and materials ensure flexibility for retailers and kitchen planners and give consumers a wide choice to suit every taste.

Founded in 1925, the company is now an internationally established premium brand for the kitchen water place. With subsidiaries in Europe, North America and APAC, together with its trading partners, the BLANCO brand has a presence in around 100 countries and offers a portfolio that is perfectly tailored to the respective needs of consumers. In addition to the company headquarters in Oberderdingen in Baden-Wuerttemberg, there are various production and logistics locations in southwest Germany and in the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, USA, Canada, Australia and China.

In 2022, the BLANCO Group generated consolidated annual sales of €493 million and had 1,587 full-time employees worldwide by the end of the year, of whom 1,085 were working in Germany and 502 at the international locations.

Founded in 1925 by Heinrich Blanc, today BLANCO is part of BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding and has won multiple employer awards.

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