Michael Rauterkus is the new CEO of GROHE AG

Michael Rauterkus
DÜSSELDORF, Dec. 10, 2014 – Michael Rauterkus (47) has been appointed by the Supervisory Board of Grohe AG to the position of CEO with effect from 1 January 2015. The announcement was made following the last Supervisory Board meeting. Rauterkus takes over this function from David J. Haines, Chairman and CEO of the GROHE Group S.à r.l. and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Grohe AG.

Michael Rauterkus has served as Chief Sales Officer of Grohe AG since October 2011, and has been responsible for the regions EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) as well as North and South America. He also has held the position of Managing Director of Grohe Deutschland Vertriebs GmbH since 2006. Ever since, he was also in charge of the Central Europe sales region, and from 2009 of the entire Europe sales region.

Since joining GROHE, Michael Rauterkus has focused particularly on professionalising sales and has been instrumental in promoting the company’s positive performance. Alongside his position as CEO of Grohe AG, he will from April 2015 also serve as Regional CEO in the new LIXIL Water Technology Group business unit, where he will be responsible for the EMEA region and for the GROHE brand globally.
About GROHE
GROHE faucet and shower products are distributed in more than 180 countries and represent nearly 80 years of excellence in European design, innovation, engineering and quality. GROHE America’s headquarters are in the heart of the Flatiron district and houses the GROHE Live! Center, an interactive showroom created for inspiration and collaboration.

GROHE America’s headquarters are in the heart of the Flatiron district and houses the GROHE Live! Center, an interactive showroom created for inspiration and collaboration.

The GROHE Group is the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, comprises Grohe AG, Hemer; Joyou

GROHE America’s headquarters are in the heart of the Flatiron district and houses the GROHE Live! Center, an interactive showroom created for inspiration and collaboration.

The GROHE Group is the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, comprises Grohe AG, Hemer; Joyou AG, Hamburg and other subsidiaries in foreign markets. With its global GROHE brand, the GROHE Group relies on its brand values quality, technology, design and responsibility to deliver “Pure Freude an Wasser”. With the JOYOU brand, the Group covers the fast growing Chinese market.

The GROHE Group was purchased by the LIXIL Group and the Development Bank of Japan in January 2014. The LIXIL Group is the global leader in the building materials and housing equipment industry. GROHE and Joyou remain independent within the LIXIL Group.

For more information and to find local showrooms, please visit www.grohe.com/us. or call 1-800-44-GROHE (47643).

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