Eindhoven, 8th October 2019. With effect from 1 October 2019, Ralf Knorrenschild assumed responsibility as the CEO of the Nordeon Group BV, with the internationally known brands GRIVEN, Hess, Vulkan, Lamp, SCHMITZ | WILA and Nordeon. In this position, he succeeds Louis van Uden, who is now focusing on his new role as COO on the Management Board.
Ralf Knorrenschild, a proven leader in the lighting industry, has assumed a position of responsibility as CEO. Due to his experience in 31 years in the lighting industry he will add enormous value to the Group. Born in Hamburg, Ralf Knorrenschild started at Philips Licht in 1988 and soon gained leadership there in sales. At the end of 2003 he moved to the Austrian Zumtobel Group headquarters and as Senior Vice President he was last responsible for the worldwide Key Account Business and Public Lighting sector.
Beginning of 2017, Ralf Knorrenschild was appointed to the Executive Board of the Selux Group in Berlin, where he was driving the resorts Sales, Marketing and Human Resources.
“I am very much looking forward to this exciting task, together with my colleagues Louis van Uden (COO) and Winfried Falk (CFO), to further strengthen the attractive brands of the Nordeon Group and to continue on the growth course that we have already begun,” says Ralf Knorrenschild.