Ideal Standard International has announced it intends to appoint Jonas Nilsson and Jan Peter Tewes jointly to lead the Group in the positions of Chief Executive Officers following the departure of Torsten Türling.
Jan Peter Tewes joined Ideal Standard International in October 2018 as Chief Commercial Officer and Jonas Nilsson joined in January 2019 as Chief Operating Officer. Consequent to a reorganisation of the company into Business Segments back in September 2020, Jonas Nilsson was appointed as President – Sanitary Ware, and Jan Peter Tewes as President – Fittings, in addition to his role as Chief Commercial Officer.
The organisation of the business into segments marks the successful completion of a major transformation. Both Jonas Nilsson and Jan Peter Tewes are attributed to being instrumental in leading the change. Today, the company reports its operations footprint is technologically upgraded, the business as a whole is more streamlined, stronger and better aligned to meet its customers’ needs, and it says its brands are recognised for their leadership in innovation and design. The ring logo, first introduced in 2017, has become an established trademark as a symbol for the company’s ‘Together for Better’ culture.
Before joining Ideal Standard, Jan Peter Tewes served as Executive Vice President – Building Europe at Uponor, where he was a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Prior to that, he spent over 10 years at Grohe in various leadership roles. In 2012 he was appointed Chief Marketing Officer and member of Grohe’s Global Management Team.
Key assignments of Jonas Nilsson prior to Ideal Standard include President Europe, Africa and South America at the automotive supplier IAC Group, President Europe & Africa at Autoliv AB, Chief Operating Officer at Franke Kitchen Systems Group and various Operational and Divisional roles at Visteon Corporation and Lear Corporation.
Graham Oldroyd, Chairman of the Board commented: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to congratulate Jan Peter Tewes and Jonas Nilsson on their future new roles. Individually, each is already an accomplished leader with a successful track record. Together, they bring a wealth of experience to the direction of Ideal Standard.”
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