FläktGroup is the new European market leader for energy efficient Indoor Air Technology Solutions, providing our Customers with the highest quality standards for improved Air Comfort and well being.

Executive Team FläktGroup


Dr. Walter Rohregger


Dr. Walter Rohregger has extensive experience in leading national and international companies in senior executive roles. First with GKN, a global engineering group, where he spent 25 years and most recently as the CEO at Wittur, a private equity owned leading independent supplier of elevator components and solutions.

Walter has lived with his family in Italy, Germany, Japan, China, Singapore and currently resides in the UK. Walter holds a Degree as Mechanical Engineer in Bolzano/Italy and a Doctorate from the University at Turin/Italy.

Stephen Carr


Stephen has held a number of senior finance positions at Fläkt Woods Group since joining in 2002, at a country, regional and Head Quarters level.

He has lived and worked in the UK, Singapore, Germany and Italy and is currently located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Stephen is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and has previously led finance teams for Marconi Software Solutions, Fujitsu/ICL, Whirlpool Europe & Wang (UK) Limited.

Meik Engel

Legal and Compliance

Meik is a fully qualified lawyer and has gained broad experience in the mechanical engineering industry. He has been in the position of Legal Counsel in various entities within GEA Group AG. After the acquisition of the former GEA Heat Exchangers Group by TRITON he advised Kelvion Group, ENEXIO Group and DencoHappel Group in all legal and compliance matters. In 2016 he was appointed General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the DencoHappel Group.

Patrick Pouliquen

Merger & Strategic Projects
Chief Technology Officer

Patrick has been previously in several positions as Senior Vice President and member of the board of Fläkt Woods over the last 12 years. He was in charge of the Business Units in Europe after having led the Fläkt Woods Air Climate Division in US, Asia & Europe. In 2004 Patrick joined Fläkt Woods from GE where he was the President & General Manager of the GE Oil & Gas Pipelines Services — Prior to this role he has had several COO positions in GE & ALSTOM. Patrick holds a Master Degree as Mechanical Engineer and attended several business economics courses at HEC Paris.

René van Rijsewijk

Chief Commercial Officer

Rene is an agricultural engineer, studied business economics at the Nijenrode University and holds an MBA from the Hasselt University. In 2005, he joined the Air Treatment Business of GEA Group as Managing Director in the Netherlands. In 2010 he was appointed as President of the Business Unit Air Treatment and in 2015 was appointed as CEO of the newly founded DencoHappel. Prior to this he held several leadership positions in the Food Industry.

Torsten Sondergaard

Marketing / Strategy and M&A

Torsten acquired his Marketing experience with Procter & Gamble where he was involved in creating significant value through introduction of a brand in Europe and the Far East leading to a world brand and one of the highest profit contributors for P&G. Prior to joining Flakt Woods in July 2008 he set up his own entrepreneurial venture. Torsten has worked and lived in the Nordics, Switzerland, UK, Middle/Far East and in the US. He holds a Master of Science in Strategy and Finance from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from INSEAD, acquired after tenure with McKinsey & Co in Copenhagen.




Herne Headquarters
Südstraße 48
44625 Herne

+49 2325 468 00

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