2022-06-01

Changes in Management Team at FläktGroup

Frederic Abbal to take over as new Group CEO

Herne (Germany), 31 May 2022

The Shareholder Committee of FläktGroup, one of the market leaders in indoor and critical ventilation solutions, today announced that Frederic Abbal will take over as Group CEO, replacing Thierry Jomard who has resigned from his position as Group CEO to pursue other opportunities outside the company.


Frederic Abbal´s impressive career spans over 30 years as top executive with a proven experience in business development and transformations. Amongst his many senior management positions Frederic was Member of the Executive Committee at Schneider Electric (SE) Group for nearly 10 years. At Schneider his career brought him from country manager of NE Africa to President SE-France, Schneider´s largest territory with Euro 1,8bn in sales and 22.000 people. He then continued his career in SE´s Executive Committee to take the lead for Schneider´s Energy Business and lead the merge with Areva Distribution, Schneider´s landmark acquisition performed in 2010 with Euro 4,7bn revenues and 35.000 people. Frederic led the Energy Business to growth, brought profitability up, transformed the company streamlining the technological platforms, created IOT and services business. The business became the leader in its field by revenue, profitability, and technology. Frederic has also been a Board member of several international companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa.


To make the transition as seamless as possible, Thierry and Frederic have agreed to a two-month joint introductory phase, starting June 1st, 2022.


“I am very delighted that with Frederic we were able to attract such a high caliber manager to help us continue the profitable growth journey of FläktGroup and we are thankful to Thierry for his dedicated leadership over the last years” comments Hubertus Mühlhäuser, Chairman of the Shareholder Committee.


Jens Heymann, Group CFO has decided to leave FläktGroup and therefore will step down from his position effective June 30, 2022, to pursue other challenges outside the company. Until a permanent successor will be announced, FläktGroup appoints David Pritchard as Interim CFO. David has been with FläktGroup in Senior Finance positions for many years and today holds the position as Group Financial Planning and Analysis Director. He will take over as from July 1st until the new Group CFO is on board.
“The entire Shareholder Committee sincerely thank Thierry Jomard and Jens Heymann for their dedicated support over the past years and especially their contributions in defining and implementing the corporate strategy. We wish them success for their future endeavors and all the best in their professional and private life” expresses Michael Gahleitner (member of the Shareholder Committee and Co-Head of the Industrial Tech team at Triton).


For more information contact
Yvonne Comolli
Chief Human Resources Officer
(0049) 172 2893093
Yvonne.Comolli@flaktgroup.com