Frank Bielfeld, who has been responsible for the operative business of the building materials retailer since January 2011 as Chief Operating Officer and Director Sales, is leaving the company. Bielfeld, who began his career almost 36 years ago at Saint-Gobain Building Distribution, was member of the management board for the last ten years.
Michael Schumacher, CEO of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland, will directly supervise the management of the Heavy Building Materials, Tiles, Civil Engineering and the Key Account Management.
As of March 1, 2018, Timo Kirstein will strengthen the management team of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution. Kirstein, former Spokesman for the management of Uni Elektro Fachgroßhandel GmbH & Co.KG, which is part of the Würth Group, will take over responsibility as Managing Director of the Heavy Building Materials division for the business areas of Berlin/Brandenburg and Central Germany.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
€39.1 billion in sales in 2016
Operates in 67 countries
More than 170,000 employees