Gerrit Becker and Mario Heiming ensure business succession with continuity
At the turn of the year, we will complete our long-term planned change of generations. On 31 December 2017, Dr. Ralf Becker (65) resigns from his job after 35 years as managing director of the company, which he led in the third generation. In the future he will dedicate himself only to special tasks in the company development. As the main shareholder, he still remains closely associated with the company though.
Together with Günter Schwarz, who retired in 2001, Dr. Ralf Becker led the business to its present significance. The shareholders have always put great emphasis on the fact that the company should be continued and developed like a family business.
With Gerrit Becker and Mario Heiming, the company has already gained two promising young executives since mid-2014. Dr. Ralf Becker’s son Gerrit Becker (31) returned to his home country after completing his master's degree in business administration and spending several years with a well-known car manufacturer. He is responsible for marketing and sales. Mario Heiming (35) is Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Master of Engineering and MBA in business management. He contributes his experience as a technical director at a manufacturer for office and home furniture to his areas: production and human resources. He has been with the company for three years. The two new managing directors complement each other perfectly, both professionally and personally.
The managing team has great plans. They want to ensure a continuous growth in the coming years. This is to be realised through the development and sales competence in the respective sales regions, through the development of new products as well as through the expansion of the contact with international designers and the international supplier network. In doing so, the management aims to further expand our location in Brakel and create additional jobs for it.
Knows the company in good hands: Dr. Ralf Becker (center) hands over the management of the company to his son Gerrit Becker (left), responsible for marketing and sales, and Mario Heiming, head of production and human resources.
photo: Frank Springer