Allendorf (Eder) – The Board of Directors of Viessmann Climate Solutions, one of the world's leading suppliers of sustainable climate (heating, cooling, water and air quality) and renewable energy solutions, has appointed Dr Karsten Hoppe as its new Chief Sales Officer (CSO) and a member of the five-member Executive Board, effective as of October 15, 2022. In his new role, Hoppe will oversee the sales, service and marketing activities of the Viessmann Group's largest business area, Viessmann Climate Solutions. He succeeds Thomas Heim, who now has overall responsibility for the largest business area as CEO Viessmann Climate Solutions and is fully focusing on the business area's transition roadmap, in light of the ongoing energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies.
Hoppe holds a PhD in business and a diploma in industrial engineering and has decades of sales, service and marketing experience, both on the board of international construction and industrial companies and as a consultant.
Thomas Heim (CEO Viessmann Climate Solutions): "In Karsten, we have found a proven expert who, based on his experience in managing sales, service and marketing organizations in an international industry environment, brings with him the best prerequisites to continue our dynamic growth of recent years and successfully drive the decarbonization of the building sector together with our trade partners."
Dr Karsten Hoppe: "I am very pleased to become part of the global Viessmann family and, at the same time, to actively work on the challenges of the energy transition together."
As the family-owned company had already announced in June, Vanessa Hellwing will also be joining the Executive Board of Viessmann Climate Solutions alongside Dr Karsten Hoppe. Dr Ulrich Hüllmann will hand over his business area responsibilities to Vanessa Hellwing as the new CFO of Viessmann Climate Solutions as of October 1, 2022. She has more than 20 years of experience in controlling and finance at global industrial companies, the majority of which in board and management positions.
Thomas Heim: "With Vanessa Hellwing, we have been able to attract an outstanding financial executive who combines many years of international expertise with digital know-how. She is the ideal complement to our Board team to successfully continue our profitable growth path in challenging times."
Vanessa Hellwing: "Working for a strong family-owned company that can make quick and bold decisions and help shape climate policy is an unbeatable motivation in these times as well as in the times ahead."
The leadership team of five for the Group's largest business unit had been formed around Thomas Heim (CEO), Frauke von Polier (CPO) and Dr Markus Klausner (CTO) as a result of Maximilian Viessmann shifting his focus to his role as sole CEO of the Viessmann Group on July 1, 2022.
Viessmann is the leading provider of climate solutions for all living spaces. The ‘Integrated Viessmann Solutions Offering’ enables users to connect products and systems seamlessly via digital platforms and services for climate (heating, cooling, air quality) and refrigeration solutions. All solutions are based on renewable energy and maximum efficiency. All activities of the family company, founded in 1917, are based on its purpose. "We create living spaces for generations to come" – that is the responsibility of the global Viessmann family with 13000 members.
Vice President Corporate Communications