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16th October 2015

Franck Houdebert, new member of the Board of Directors

Franck Houdebert, an experienced Human Resources Director, is joining the Board of Directors.

A company's success is more dependent than ever on its employees and their skills and talents. Hager Group takes this even more into account by adding a new member to to its Board of Directors, formerly with three members. The position is being filled by Franck Houdebert, who for the past three years was largely responsible for shaping Human Resources at Hager Group as its Group Human Resources Director.

"Our company is undergoing a transition, and we have great plans for the coming years," explains Daniel Hager, Chief Executive Officer of this family-run and owned company, which is based in Blieskastel in the Saarland in Germany. "Our employees are our most important strategic resource, and we want to encourage and develop them even more strongly in the future."

The new member to Hager Group’s Board of Directors is 50 years old, born in France, and an acknowledged Human Resources expert. Before joining Hager Group, Franck Houdebert gained extensive H.R. experience in various companies. During his time with Hager Group, since 2001, the number of employees has grown to a total of almost 12,000. It was also during this time that Hager Group joined the organisation "Investors in People", which sets worldwide standards in H.R.

Having Franck Houdebert, an H.R. Director as a member of the Board of Directors, accords even more importance to the value of Hager Group employees. According to Günther Fleig, Chairman of Hager Group’s Supervisory Board, this advantage cannot be estimated too highly. "Reinforcing the company management in the field of Human Resources will help us support our growth plans for and with the implementation of our strategic company project, Project 2020. In Franck Houdebert we not only have an expert, we also have somebody who knows the group inside-out.”

Franck Houdebert will be taking up his position on the Board of Directors with effect from 1st January 2016. His Board of Director colleagues are Daniel Hager (Chief Executive Officer), Bertrand Schmitt (Chief Operating Officer) and Philippe Ferragu (Chief Group Resources Officer).

About Hager Group
Hager Group is a leading supplier of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Our 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. A total of 11,400 employees generate a turnover of approximately 1.9 billion euros. Components and solutions are produced at 23 sites around the globe and are trusted by customers in 120 countries worldwide.

Franck Houdebert, new member of the Board of Directors Hager Group
(Photo: Hager Group)


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