Our Executive Team
Thierry Jomard, CEO.
Thierry Jomard has worked for 25 years with United Technologies (UTC) at both Carrier and Otis in business management, operations and R&D.
UTC is a conglomerate active both in the aerospace and building industries. Thierry has worked for the building arm of UTC, which includes Carrier – very well known in the HVAC world - and Otis, the world leader in the elevator industry. He started out at Carrier in the Research Center located in the USA in 1993 and has lead different departments and businesses.
Thierry has worked and lived in the USA, the UK, Germany and Czech Republic. In 2014, he transitioned from Carrier to Otis in order to lead the global Operations and R&D activities: 11 factories and 10 lead design centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Thierry graduated in 1991 from INSA of Lyon, France with a PhD in Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer.
Fabien Buffard, Product Marketing
In his role Fabien is accountable for globally leading the Product Management team and support the development of industry leading Air Comfort and Critical Air Solutions.
Fabien has acquired 20 of experience in HVAC businesses, holding various senior positions in marketing strategy, go-to-market & product management, acquisition integration and transformation as well as change management. Prior to joining FläktGroup in January 2018, Fabien was Marketing & Product Strategy director in Europe, Asia & Middle-East commercial HVAC for UTC CCS Carrier leading brand. Fabien is a graduated mechanical engineer from University of Brighton, UK and certified in Pro -Cert Marketing & ACE UTC operating system.
Stéphane Darcq, Research & Development
Stéphane has acquired an extensive experience in HVAC, holding various job positions in product marketing, business development and product development.
He has worked for companies such as Carrier, Daikin or LG Air Conditioning in Europe before joining Fläkt Woods in 2012 as marketing and product development director.
He is a graduated engineer from the French Institute of Industrial Refrigeration and holds a Masters degree in business management from the Management School of Lyon.
Stéphane lives with his family near Paris.
Meik Engel, Legal.
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.
Jens Heymann, CFO.
Jens joined FläktGroup April 2018. In his role Jens will lead the Finance function, continue the integration and alignment of processes and reporting.
Jens started his career with KPMG in Düsseldorf and London, before working for REXAM. Over his 10 years tenure with REXAM he held various finance and managerial positions including Finance Director Russia and Head of Group Controlling, based in London. He then joined Gerresheimer AG, a MDAX pharmaceutical packaging company based in Düsseldorf, where he led the Global Pharma Glass Finance organisation as well as being the General Manager for the Pharma Glass division’s European and Asian operations.
Jens has a Master degree in management from Münster University and is a Chartered Accountant (ACCA).
Josef Hofer, Digitalization.
Josef is a graduated engineer in Informatics at the Technical University in Vienna and holds a Doctorate from the Politecnico di Padova.
He has gathered extensive experience in the areas of IT and Supply Chain, holding various leadership positions within GKN, a global engineering group. Josef successfully lead and supported the globalization process within GKN, driving change and building a strong IT team. Throughout his career Josef has always worked very closely to the business, thus delivering value and driving high-performance.
Josef lives with his family in Italy, Bruneck.
Taina Horgan, CSO
Taina will drive our sales strategy, leading our key global applications Clean Rooms, Marine, Oil & Gas, Data Center and Service.
Taina, a Swedish citizen, has a degree in Marketing and graduated in 2001. Taina has over 20 years of experience working in the HVAC market including companies like Systemair, Flakt Woods, Exhausto and Dantherm.
Prior to joining, Taina wasrunning her own Consulting company working as a HVAC industrial advisor in parallel with running business and market development projects within the HVAC and FCG markets.
Barbara Phélippeau, Human Resources.
Barbara has gathered broad HR experience from various industries including building materials, biotech and tobacco before she joined FläktGroup in February 2017. She has extensive strategic global business-partnering expertise with a strong focus on driving cultural change and employee engagement as well as implementing HR strategies that are aligned with achieving business goals, which include talent and performance management, organizational development, as well as hiring and retention strategies.
Barbara is a fully qualified lawyer, she has worked in various countries in Europe & Asia and lives in Munich with her family.
Erin Rong, Supply Chain.
Erin has gathered broad experience during her previous career in the automotive industry and more recently when working within the elevator industry.
Her past responsibilities have included a variety of functions within Sales & Marketing, Logistics and Purchasing. Erin is a Chinese citizen from the city of Shanghai. She has worked for different international groups such as GKN, Continental and Wittur both in China and Europe.
Currently she lives in Munich with her family.
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.
Carl Sverdrup, Application & Business Development.
Carl is accountable for globally driving application solution business including Data Centers, Marine, Oil & Gas and Clean Room, and also covering industrial and some commercial end users such as pharma, electronics, food.
Carl has more than 20 years experience in the HVAC industry, either in business development or business unit manager positions. Carl is an engineer (MSc, mechanical and industrial) with a supplementary MBA degree.
Trevor Young, America’s Market.
Trevor leads the American division of the FläktGroup which currently consists of three manufacturing plants and a head office in Columbia Missouri. With over 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry, Trevor has worked for leading brand companies such as Swegon, Biddle Air Systems and Prior to working in the states Trevor was responsible for Fläkt Woods sales in Europe. Virtually all of his career has involved the sales and development of Energy saving, Green ventilation and Air conditioning equipment.
Trevor is an Irish Citizen where he studied Mechanical Engineering, he also lived in United Kingdom and now resides in the US with his family.
Ing. Aldino Zeppelli, Operations.
Ing. Aldino Zeppelli holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bologna and attended a Master in Engineering at Insead in Paris.
Aldino has extensive senior executive experience in world leading multinational Companies and worked in Germany,Turkey, Switzerland, France and China.
Over the last 3 years he was employed as Managing Director China Operations for Sandvik Group, a global engineering Company in tools for metal cutting and in the Mining & Construction Industries.