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Bertrand Schmitt, Chief Operating Officer, leaves the company on 15th April 2017.

Blieskastel, 13th March 2017

Bertrand Schmitt, Chief Operating Officer, leaves the company on 15th April 2017. 

Establishment of a Group Management Committee.

After 22 years with Hager Group, member of the Board of Directors and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Bertrand Schmitt will pursue his remarkable career outside of the company to lead another organisation as CEO.

Daniel Hager, CEO of Hager Group comments, “we sincerely thank Bertrand Schmitt for his commitment and contribution to the success of the company and wish him all the best for his new assignment.”

The position of COO will not be replaced. Instead, Hager Group will establish a Group Management Committee. The GMC will assist the Board of Directors in operational and strategic issues and drive the transformation of the company forward to reach its ambitious objectives. As such, the company sets the stage to remain a leading player in the electrical industry in the future.

The GMC will be composed of CEO Daniel Hager, who will head the Committee, the two Board members Philippe Ferragu (CGRO) and Franck Houdebert (CHRO) as well as three more top executives: François Lhomme (Senior Vice President Engineering & Operations), Mike Elbers (SVP Region Europe) and Pascal Dubreucq (SVP Region APAC – Asia, Pacific, Australia, China).


About Hager Group
Hager Group is a leading provider of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Its range of solutions and services extends from energy distribution to cable management and from security systems to building automation.

As an independent family-owned and family-run company based in Blieskastel, Germany, Hager Group is one of the industry’s innovation leaders. 11,400 employees generate sales of around 1.9 billion Euro. Components and solutions are produced at 25 locations around the globe and customers in 136 countries all over the world trust in them.



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Bertrand Schmitt leaves Hager Group.
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