Thomas Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Schmidt has been Chairman of the Management Board of CWS-boco Group since 2017.

The engineering graduate began his career in 1996 with various positions at the US group General Electric (GE). Schmidt subsequently performed management duties as General Manager of various regions before moving to TE Connectivity Ltd in mid-2008. He initially served there as Vice President EMEA with responsibility for Communications & Industrial Solutions, and became President of TE Industrial in July 2010.

Heiko Karschti

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.

Detlef Kröpelin

Chief Divisional Officer

Detlef Kröpelin joined the CWS-boco Group board in July 2016 and is responsible for the textile care business area.

Kröpelin works since 2001 in the company and was leading different executive sales positions. Recently he was responsible for the business development of CWS-boco Deutschland as a spokesman.