LEESBURG, Va., October 16, 2017 – On October 1, Andreas Haupt took over management of company communications at REHAU. Based at the administrative centers Rehau and Erlangen (Germany), the 48-year-old Vienna-native will manage global communication activities and will be responsible for strategies to strengthen REHAU brand communication.

The experienced brand and communication specialist has many years of management experience as well as relevant B2C and B2B experience. For 17 years he worked at the globally active HENKEL Group, most recently as vice president Central-East Europe. In the past he was marketing director of NOMAD Foods and the IGLO brand for Austria and Switzerland and for Central-Eastern Europe. There, he was responsible for holistic corporate/brand communication in the central team.

Andreas Haupt succeeds Klaus Gollwitzer, who, after 20 years at the company, is leaving REHAU to seek new professional challenges. REHAU would like to thank Gollwitzer for his many years of regional and international commitment and his services in the development of the company's worldwide company communication.

Under the leadership of Andreas Haupt, the international communications network is to be further expanded and integrated with new marketing concepts from the five divisions Window Solutions, Building Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Furniture Solutions and Automotive. William Christensen, CMO and a member of the Group Executive Board at REHAU, commented that Haupt is perfectly qualified for this task. He welcomed the new communications chief at the Rehau location. 

REHAU Executives Haupt, Christensen, Gollwitzer

(From left): William Christensen, CMO and member of the Group Executive Board at REHAU, Andreas Haupt, new director of company communication at REHAU, as well as his predecessor Klaus Gollwitzer.