Hansgrohe, Inc., a manufacturer of kitchen and bath products has appointed Oliver Bahr as president/GM. Formerly President at Franke Kitchen Systems North America, Bahr comes with the advantage of a dual citizenship (USA and Germany) and a documented history of success in product and brand development, performance culture, and collaborative e-commerce strategies.
Bahr diverse range of international expertise and his multicultural background will be a considerable asset in his new role at Hansgrohe as he looks to build on the company’s success in 2018. A team of over 250 employees and a manufacturing facility in Alpharetta, Georgia will also fall under Bahr’s supervision.
“Hansgrohe’s foundation is built on leadership, innovation, and a commitment to unparalleled quality. It was paramount to find a succeeding president that exhibited those core qualities. 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,” said Interim President Sibylle Mair.
Bahr comes to Hansgrohe having most-recently served as the president of the Franke Kitchen Systems North American business unit for the past year.