April 24, 2014

Hansgrohe USA Names Erik Christensen President

Erik Christensen Hansgrohe

Leading Germany-based kitchen and bath manufacturer


has appointed Erik Christensen as president/GM, North America. Christensen brings over two decades of experience in the flooring and building products industries and has a history of exemplary performance in logistics, operations and the establishment of global distribution.

As former vice president of

Armstrong World Industries

, he was responsible for driving the strong performance of the sales division and plans to bring this directed expertise to Hansgrohe. In his new role, Christensen will oversee a team of 250 employees and plans to build on the company’s already stellar growth, which he attributes to an outstanding team and a robust stream of innovative products with a focus on only the highest quality and a commitment to sustainability.

“I am really excited about my new role as president of Hansgrohe North America. Hansgrohe has a very long tradition in the industry and is a leader with consistent performance year after year,” says Christensen. “What truly drew me to the company is its spirit. I have found a passion and dedication that permeates everything the company does. From customer service, operations, sales, and marketing, through the interface with channel customers, that common thread of excellence really stands out,” he says.

Founded in 1901, Hansgrohe has assisted in reinventing the modern bathroom as a more comfortable, functional space with inventions like the adjustable wallbar, multiple-spray handshowers and showerheads, the QuickClean function and AIR and water-saving EcoRight technology. Hansgrohe has presence in over 130 countries and currently employees 3,200 across the globe.

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