Our Management Board
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Schmidt has been Chairman of the Management Board of CWS-boco Group since June 2017.
He started his professional career at General Electric (GE), were he held different executive positions. Afterwards, at TE Connectivity, he took over the responsibility of the TE Industrial business as president. In January 2017, Schmidt became a member of the Haniel executive board, the CWS-boco shareholder. He remains in this position as well.
Chief Financial Officer
Since January 2018 Heiko Karschti is responsible for Corporate Finance with the sectors Controlling, Accounting, Treasury, Corporate Audit and Corporate Legal within the CWS-boco group.
The graduate economist began his career 1994 at Franz Haniel & Cie. After roles at Haniel Rohr- und Kanalservice GmbH and in the Controlling department of the Holding Company, he transferred to Haniel Bauindustrie in spring 2000 (Xella as of 2001).
Here he took a variety of different managerial roles – most recently that of CFO.
Chief Divisional Officer Textile Care
Detlef Kröpelin has been Chief Divisional Officer for Textile Care within the CWS-boco Group since July 2016.
Kröpelin has been with the company since 2001. He held different executive positions in sales. Last, he was speaker of the German management team where he was responsible for the development of new business.