Kolb will replace Marc-Oliver Schneider, who will leave the Teka group on 28 February
On 1 March Hannes Kolb will, in addition to his current position as regional manager central Europe, take over the chairmanship for Küppersbusch Großküchentechnik GmbH & Co. KG and Küppersbusch Hausgeräte GmbH, both based in Gelsenkirchen.
Years of experience
Kolb, a skilled business manager has years of experience in marketing appliances in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Formerly he was manager for Austria, Northern Italy and Balkan regions within the Teka group and responsible for the Teka and Küppersbusch brands in the kitchen and bath trade. Moreover, the 46-years-old Austrian has years of experience in the drop-in appliance business in Germany and Austria.
Current managing director Marc-Oliver Schneider will leave the Teka group on 28 February 2018 “on the best of terms” to realise a new professional challenge. The operational tasks in the professional kitchen business will remain in the duty of the company’s division managers.
“We want to thank Marc-Oliver Schneider for his good work during the past five years and wish him best of luck for his private and professional future. For the first time in the recent past, we will have the same managing director for Küppersbusch Großküchentechnik and Küppersbusch Hausgeräte. Also on organisational terms we want to join the companies during the coming years to benefit from synergies in product development and commercial field,” says Teka CEO Dr. Stefan Hoetzl.
“We are aiming to sharpen the profile of Küppersbusch Großküchentechnik in order to extend our market position as manufacturer of professional cooking appliances considerably,” says Kolb.
In 1875 Küppersbusch put the first oven on the German market and is renown since then for the production of design-orientated drop-in solutions and premium quality professional kitchens. Still today the traditional company has its roots in the Ruhr – better said in Gelsenkirchen – and has been evolving to an internationally acting supplier of premium kitchen appliances.
In about 40 countries Küppersbusch ranks among the premium brand when it comes do equipment for private and professional kitchens. The brand Küppersbusch connects the industrial heritage of a solid provenance with timeless design and stylish individuality and is addressed to consumers aiming consistently to an alternative to mass products in household appliances. As full-range provider, Küppersbusch offers for drop-in everything from the oven to the sink from one source. On the Gelsenkirchen site, Küppersbusch is manufacturing high-quality and reliable appliances for professional kitchens. The company is regularly awarded for the design of its drop-in kitchen appliances in national and international design competitions. In 2017 Küppersbusch was awarded with the German Brand Award in gold for subsequent branding and sustainable brand communication.