The Roto Group reports concrete steps in the implementation of the new structure announced at the end of 2018. According to Chief Executive Officer Dr. Eckhard Keill, the wholly family owned construction supplier is setting the course for continued growth. The resulting separation into a non-operative holding company and three independent divisions will be complete by 1st May 2019.

Marcus Sander

As announced, the Group has also managed to recruit an external candidate for the role of Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Roto Frank Window and Door Technology GmbH. Marcus Sander, an expert who has already enjoyed success in many management positions, is taking on this key role. He possesses comprehensive management experience and also brings the required international expertise to this challenging position.

Sander’s last role was President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the VAG Group. The producer, which ranks among the world’s leading suppliers of valves and hydrants for the water industry, is active on a global scale, just like Roto. The 51-year-old business graduate began his international career in 1995 at the Japanese corporation Mitsui & Co. This was followed by many years of experience in management positions at globally operating companies in the investment goods industry.

As a result, the new Head of Window and Door Technology “exactly” meets the requirements profile, underlines Keill. Keill is retiring as Head of Division, a role which he currently shares, and will be concentrating on his work as sole Chairman of Roto Frank Holding AG as planned. Regardless of his new position, he will, of course, support Sander upon joining the company. This seamless transition also upholds the principle of continuity, which is equally relevant to customers, staff, and suppliers. This is additionally ensured by Michael Stangier. The former Chief Financial Officer of Roto Frank AG contributes his extensive expertise to the position of Commercial Window and Door Technology Managing Director.

Sander is looking forward to taking on a “really exciting challenge” at the construction supplier. He knows Roto as a “strong and prestigious B2B brand with a clear strategy”. He is particularly impressed by the brand’s systematic focus on customer benefits: “I can fully identify with this. This is why my aim is to actively impact this strategy and make it even more successful.”

About Roto North America
Roto North America is comprised of Roto Frank of America, Inc. in Chester, Connecticut and Roto Fasco Canada, Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Both locations manufacture window and door hardware, which offers solutions for North American and European applications. RFA and RFC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Roto Frank AG, a global leader in window and door hardware, with 18 production plants and more than 40 subsidiaries worldwide.
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