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Geberit North America Announces Passing of Andreas Nowak

March 7, 2022
For almost 20 years, Nowak put his knowledge and skills at the service of Geberit.

DES PLAINES, IL — Geberit North America, a global leader in sanitary products, announced that Andreas Nowak, the company’s former President/CEO, passed away on the evening of March 2.

For almost 20 years, Nowak put his knowledge and skills at the service of Geberit. He joined the company in 2001 and was responsible for the Austrian sales company as Managing Director for six years. In 2007, he and his wife moved to the U.S., where he took on the role of President and CEO of Geberit North America and Chicago Faucets.

A visionary leader, he drove the re-shaping of Chicago Faucets to be the industry leader it is today, while successfully developing the Geberit business in North America. During his tenure, he reveled in the time away from his desk engaging with customers and seeing first-hand what their challenges were. He set high standards for himself and expected no less from everyone around him.

“Andreas was an exceptional executive—but more than that—he was an exceptional human being,” says Dominic Rice, President and CEO. “Above all, Andreas was characterized by high values, integrity, and loyalty. We extend our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family, especially his wife Angela.”

The globally operating Geberit Group is a European leader in the field of sanitary products. Geberit operates with a strong local presence in most European countries, providing unique added value when it comes to sanitary technology. The production network encompasses 29 facilities. The Group is headquartered in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. In North America, Geberit provides concealed systems for wall-hung and floor-mounted toilets and fixtures. With around 12,000 employees in 50 countries, Geberit generated sales of CHF 3.0 billion in 2020. The Geberit shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and have been included in the SMI (Swiss Market Index) since 2012.

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