Strong personalities – competent, visionary and committed!
Entrepreneurial success requires personal commitment and experienced staff who want to work actively on shaping the future while at the same time creating and preserving values. Schiedel combines the strength of the group with the sovereignty of national branches. At the international level, Schiedel is headed by the Executive Committee Schiedel (ECS), which consists of the following people.
President Schiedel Group
Rome-born business economist Alessandro Cappellini has been President of the Schiedel Group since early 2017. His areas of responsibility include managing all Schiedel country units, leading the Executive Committee Schiedel and the Region Center and East.
Alessandro Cappellini, MBA, started in January 2017 as President Schiedel International and he is also chairman of the Executive Committee Schiedel. Born in Rome, Alessandro Cappellini gained his profound industry knowledge and experience in various positions at Robert Bosch S.p.A. Italy, American Standard Italia S.r.l. as well as Ariston Thermogroup, Germany and finally in the roofing and chimney sector, where he began his career at Braas Monier Building Group more than ten years ago. Now, he wants to further expand Schiedel’s strong market position, exploiting new growth potential with his long-term vision.
In 2005, Alessandro Cappellini was already Marketing Director for Schiedel International, when he was appointed Managing Director for Schiedel UK in 2007, becoming CEO of Schiedel UK & ROI in 2009. After Schiedel, he joined Bramac International within the Braas Monier Group, where he held the position of “Director for Integration”. He then moved on directly to Braas, where he became CEO of Poland in 2014. From 2014 until 2016 Alessandro Cappellini was Managing Director Monier Scandinavia.
In early 2016, he left the Braas Monier Building Group to continue his career as CEO of Southwest Europe at Fixit TM Holding in Germany. At the beginning of 2017, Alessandro Cappellini returned to his “home” Braas Monier Building Group and here again to Schiedel International.
Alessandro Cappellini received his education from the Luigi Bocconi University of Economics and Business Administration in Milan, where he earned a Master of Arts (M.A.) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Durham University Business School in the UK.
CFO Schiedel Group | Director of Finance & Human Resources
Johannes Kistler has been CFO | Director Finance & Human Resources of the Schiedel Group since 2001. The business economist, who has been employed since 1992, initiated and was responsible for a large number of important projects and was responsible for the areas of finance and human resources.
Johannes Kistler began his work in 1992 as a controller at Schiedel Germany in Munich. From 1995 to 1997 he was Head of Controlling at Schiedel Germany and from 1998 to 2000 J. Kistler joined Braas in Oberursel as Head of Controlling & Corporate Development. In 2001 Johannes Kistler became Director of Finance & Human Resources at Schiedel International and became a member of the Executive Committee Schiedel.
Johannes Kistler initiated and was responsible for a number of important projects such as the successful integration of acquired companies into the Schiedel group, the creation of an international organizational structure, financial consolidation statements, introduction of new reporting systems, the introduction of SAP, cost control and cost reduction through process improvement, implementation of savings within the supply chain, successful restructuring, implementation of operational and strategic planning, cash flow improvement through systematic asset management, regular reviews of organizational and human resources, implementation of talent management.
Johannes Kistler holds a degree in business administration – he studied business administration with a focus on accounting & controlling, materials management and logistics.
Regional Director North and Western Europe
Michael Ball has been a building technician since 1993 and has been Regional Director North & West Europe since 2016. His area of responsibility thus includes countries such as the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
Michael Ball is an established member of the Schiedel management team, starting his career with the company over 20 years ago with a Diploma from Newcastle University in Building Services Engineering. Owing to his education, skills and experience, Michael Ball has sound sales and technical knowledge and a holistic view of business life.
Michael Ball’s first managerial position was as Commercial Manager for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (UK and ROI) focussing on the non-residential part of the UK business, which leads to him becoming Sales Director of the UK and ROI. In 2011 Michael Ball was appointed CEO of the UK and ROI.
At the beginning of 2016, Michael Ball was appointed Regional Director of North and Western Europe and was elected to be part of the Executive Committee Schiedel.
Director Industrial and Supply Chain
Andreas Schlechter has been the Industrial and Supply Chain Director of the Schiedel Group since 2017. He successfully completed his Masters in International Management in Innsbruck in 2005. His areas of responsibility also include the “Going Green” initiative.
The position within Schiedel was created based on a talent management programme and therefore completely new for Schiedel. The main focus at the beginning was on sourcing topics. After successful implementation of the organisation and realisation of savings together with his team further interesting topics like inventory management, CO2 footprint optimisation, network analysis, lead buyer for packaging in the Braas Monier Group and SAP template design and implementation (responsible for material management and production processes) followed. In 2016 after the acquisition of the Ontop Group Andreas Schlechter was nominated as post-acquisition manager to bring both companies together. With 1st October 2017, Andreas Schlechter was appointed to Director Industrial and Supply Chain and became a member of the Executive Committee Schiedel.
Director Marketing and R&D
Alexey Paliivets has been Director Marketing and Research & Development of the Schiedel Group since 2018. The mechanical engineer is responsible for all marketing communication (online and offline), product marketing and research & development / technology.
On 19th of March 2018, Alexey Paliivets joined Schiedel as Marketing / R&D Director. Alexey is a member of the Executive Committee Schiedel and will be responsible for Marketing Communications, Product Marketing as well as R&D / Technology.
Alexey Paliivets was born in Ukraine and concluded studies in mechanical engineering in Russia. His professional experience is based on several leading positions in Marketing, Product Management and Technical areas. After his career start in the Oil- and Gas industry in Russia, Alexey Paliivets served more than 8 years at Hilti, a worldwide leading producer and supplier of construction equipment as Sales Engineer and Product Manager in Russia, as Global Product Manager in Liechtenstein and as Marketing Director in Ukraine.
From 2013 to 2015 he was appointed Marketing Director Russia & Kazakhstan at Vaillant Group, the worldwide leading producer of heating systems. Prior to joining Schiedel Alexey Paliivets held the position of B2B Marketing Director at Canon Russia.