Boosting the next century: Viessmann announces new double operative leadership

•  Max Viessmann responsible for Heating Systems and new digital business
•  Joachim Janssen heading Industrial Systems and Refrigeration Systems

Allendorf, December 12, 2017 – The Viessmann Group is looking back on a successful centennial year. As Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann says, “Viessmann is starting off into a new century. We are a family business that is determined to address the great challenges posed by the energy transition and digitalization – and have therefore restructured our organization.”

Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann will still lead the Viessmann Group as its President. In the future, the operative business will be headed by two Group CEOs: Max Viessmann is taking over responsibility for the Heating Systems division and new digital business under VC/O, while Joachim Janssen concentrates on the Industrial Systems and Refrigeration Systems divisions. The other member of the Executive Board is CFO Dr. Ulrich Hüllmann, as hitherto.

“The reorganization of the company leadership is taking our change of generations a big step further. I am very grateful that my son and Joachim Janssen are together taking over the operational responsibility and leading the company into its second century,” says Prof. Viessmann.

However, the change is not only related to personnel, but also represents a change of content. The Viessmann Group has redefined the very core of its business activity. As Max Viessmann and Joachim Janssen put it, “For one hundred years, we have been primarily concerned with heat. But our responsibility as a family business goes far beyond this: we are creating and maintaining spaces for the generations of today and tomorrow to live in.”

That is the principle that will guide the Viessmann Group in the future. Integral energy systems and, above all, digital solutions will play an even greater part in Viessmann’s second century. In this way, the company wants to make its contribution to sustaining life on our planet for generations to come.

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Max Viessmann, Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann and Joachim Janssen (left to right).

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