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A career with BDR Thermea Group is full of opportunities. We employ over 6,500 people across Europe and operate in over 82 countries worldwide.
BDR Thermea Group, the international heating products group headquartered in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, today announced the appointment of Bertrand Schmitt as their new CEO. Mr Schmitt will assume responsibilities on 18 April 2017 and will succeed Rob van Banning, who led the company successfully for a decade but unfortunately had to step down for health reasons at the end of 2016. CFO Hubert Schwein continues as acting CEO for the interim period.
“I am honored and excited to have been selected to lead BDR Thermea Group”, commented Bertrand Schmitt after the announcement. "We're delighted that Bertrand has accepted the position”, added Arthur van der Poel, Chairman of BDRTs Supervisory Board. “Bertrand has been a successful executive at Hager Group for more than 20 years and – at least as important – we believe he is a great fit to our values and culture at BDR Thermea Group. "
Baxi Heating has been rewarded for its efforts in developing and supporting employees across the UK and Ireland with a prestigious Investors in People Award. Baxi Heating is a residential and commercial heating and hot water manufacturer, and consists of Baxi, Potterton, Baxi Potterton Myson, Heatrae Sadia, Megaflo, Andrews Water Heaters, Potterton Commercial and Remeha.
As the only quality standard of its kind in the UK, the Investors in People scheme celebrates businesses that show dedication to the development of their workforce, through better business practices, training programmes and an approach that puts colleagues first.
When iron moulder Richard Baxendale started his own business in 1866 in Chorley, Lancashire building railway wagons, creating market-leading heating solutions was probably the last thing on his mind. In fact, it would be many years before the family business would take its first steps into the heating market.
What a great idea!
In the 1930s, most family homes were heated using one or more coal fires, with hot water provided by either a back boiler or a kitchen range. The fires were not very efficient, so John Baxendale (grandson of Baxi founder Richard) came up with an idea to improve them.