Thomas Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Schmidt has been Chairman of the Management Board of CWS-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-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.

Morten Haure-Petersen

Chief Divisional Officer Textile Care

Morten Haure-Petersen has been responsible for the company’s Textile Care division since March 2019. The German-Dane was formerly employed as Group Chief Commercial Officer for the shipping company Scandlines Group and Chief Executive Officer of the company for the German market. Prior to that, he held various managerial positions in the hospitality and catering sector.