Hansgrohe, Inc., a manufacturer of kitchen and bath products and a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Hansgrohe SE, has appointed Oliver Bahr as president/gm, effective July 23. A team of more than 250 employees and a manufacturing facility in Alpharetta, Georgia will also fall under Bahr’s supervision.
Bahr comes to Hansgrohe having worked with manufacturers in the building products and power tools sector. He most-recently served as the president of the Franke Kitchen Systems North American business unit for the past year. Prior to that, Bahr was vp of sales with Franke from 2013–2017. Before joining the plumbing sector, Bahr held several key positions with the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation from 2006–2013 after working with the Stanley Black & Decker Corporation.
According to Interim president Sibylle Mair, “. We searched far and wide and meticulously analyzed each candidate to ensure that we found the consummate professional to guide our U.S. team. Bahr’s strong work ethic along with his industry experience and recognized ascendancy in the commercial and residential markets—both nationally and internationally—made him stand out from the rest.”