We-ef to appoint new Managing Director

Stephan Fritzsche (left) and Mario Dreismann (right)

(Germany) – Mario Dreismann to succeed Stephan Fritzsche as Group Managing Director on 1 October 2020.

After setting the course for the future of We-ef by joining the Fagerhult Group three years ago, Managing Director Stephan Fritzsche has decided to initiate the succession process after 34 years in the family business, stepping down as of 30 September this year.

Fritzsche is to be succeeded by Mario Dreismann. Dreismann joined We-ef on 1 June, and is working together with Fritzsche during a handover period until the end of September. On 1 October, Dreismann will then officially take over full responsibility as Managing Director of the We-ef Group.

After graduating with a degree in Engineering, Fritzsche joined the family business in 1986. He successfully led We-ed through major challenges such as globalisation, digitalisation and the LED revolution to its current market position.

Dreismann has international management experience as a business leader, and is an expert in the construction and lighting industries. Following his graduation in business management, he was Head of Sales and Marketing at Dorma for several years. In his most recent position, he was CEO at Ansorg and a member of the management board of the Vitra Group, where he was responsible for the shopfitting division.

“I am passionate about good architecture and lighting, two things that We-ef combines in an ideal way,” he said. “At the same time, I see myself as a team player with a strong interest in products, leadership and people.”

The aim of the succession plan is to hand over responsibility to the new management of Fagerhult Group as smoothly as possible. “We are pleased to welcome Mario Dreismann as the future Managing Director of the We-ef Group,” said Fritzsche. “He is well-qualified to carry forward the success, the specific character, and the innovative spirit of We-ef in an increasingly complex world.”