Hansgrohe North America Appoints New Director of Sales, Global Projects
Hansgrohe North America has named Brian C. Dunn as Director of Sales, Global Projects (GP), adding to its growing team dedicated to the subsidiary’s international business. Dunn will be responsible for driving the company’s direction and management of all sales for the Hansgrohe and Axor brands, including market competitiveness, pricing, distribution, and GP channel strategy. The announcement comes as Hansgrohe N.A. is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the state of Georgia, where it has enjoyed increasing success exporting its U.S. assembled, German-engineered products to overseas markets.
“With over 15 years in sales, Brian brings a wealth of experience to Hansgrohe. In addition to a strong background in the industry, Brian has a strategic, results-oriented approach. This will be integral as we continue to strengthen our position in international commerce and accelerate our global reach. We are excited to welcome Brian to the team,” says Erik Christensen, President, Hansgrohe North America.
Well-versed in the architecture and design community, Dunn has held leadership positions at J&J Flooring, Mohawk, Leggett and Platt, and Grohe America, where he developed key relationships within designer specification, architectural, hospitality and residential builder/developer and sales communities. Dunn is a veteran of the US Navy, where he served as supervisor of staff.
About Hansgrohe: Hansgrohe is a premium brand for bathroom and kitchen fixtures, and a market industry leader in showers and shower systems, as well as thermostat, pressure balance and ceramic cartridge technology. A winner of numerous awards throughout the world, Hansgrohe is regarded as one of the leading innovators in technology and design, with inventions such as the adjustable wallbar, multiple-spray handshowers and showerheads, the QuickClean™ function and AIR and water-saving EcoRight™ technology.
Founded in 1901 and based in Schiltach in the Black Forest region of Germany, Hansgrohe has a global workforce of about 3,600 employees and serves customers across the globe through 44 subsidiaries and branches. Known for taking tough action against product piracy and intellectual property theft, the company currently operates production facilities in Germany, France, the Netherlands and China. In addition, the company manufactures and assembles many of its Hansgrohe-branded products for North America at its facility in Alpharetta, Georgia, in the United States.
Design leader in the sanitary industry
In the current ranking of the International Forum Design of the world’s best enterprises in the field of design, Hansgrohe SE is 11th among 2,000 companies. With a score of 740 points, the Schiltach-based bathroom mixers and shower specialist even outperforms Daimler, Volkswagen, and adidas and leads the design hit list in the sanitary industry.