Grohe appoints new president, chief executive officer for the Americas

January 4, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
Franz Droege, new President and Chief Executive Officer for Grohe America


Grohe, a global leader in premium-quality, high-design kitchen and bathroom faucets and shower products, has named industry veteran Franz Droege as President and Chief Executive Officer for Grohe America, a subsidiary of Grohe Water Technology AG & Co.

In his new role, Droege is responsible for developing and overseeing key growth strategies supporting the Grohe brand in the U.S., Canada, Central and South America - critical target markets for the company. Droege takes over this position from Past president and CEO Jeff Ackerberg, who held the title for the last two years.

A Grohe veteran with more than 34 years with the company, Droege comes to lead the Americas after seven years as president of the Grohe business in the Middle East and Africa. Prior to that position, Droege had been responsible for Grohe North America as Director of Overseas Operations for almost 10 years.

“Franz comes to lead Grohe America with a wealth of industry and company experience,” said David J. Haines, Grohe Global CEO. “He has proven his exceptional leadership abilities with the strong team and superb performance he was able to deliver in the Middle East. We are confident that Franz will successfully apply his skills and knowledge to building our brand and enriching our teams in North and South America.”

“Grohe products are unsurpassed when it comes to quality and innovation - characteristics that have helped create a stellar brand reputation in North America among our target audiences,” said Droege. “With this foundation of trust and respect among consumers, the company is poised for remarkable growth. I’m anxious to lead a highly energized team to new successes.”

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

October 2014 Stone World Stone Products Online Gallery

Check out the latest products from stone companies.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World January 2015 cover

2015 January

Check out the January 2015 issue of Stone World, which features its annual Stone World Fabricator Market Forecast

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Winter 2015 cover

2015 Winter

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design features the Tile of Spain design awards. Also highlighted in this edition is the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition — sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission

Table Of Contents Subscribe

STONE STANDARD

Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How_To_Polish_&_Restore_Mar.gif
How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Stone Industry Education

Stone Industry Education

From fabrication...to installation...to marketing and much more!  We provide natural stone professionals with stone knowledge and education they can count on, as well as great networking opportunities. Click here to go to Stone Industry Education.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+

Stone Guide 2014

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.