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Cottrell Speaker Series

Erik Christensen, President, Hansgrohe

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12 PM - 1 PM

President's Banquet Room, Dahlonega Campus

Simulcast available in Dahlonega - NOC 019, Gainesville - MNB 4105, Cumming - 208, & Oconee - SRC 532

Hansgrohe is a German based company, founded in 1901, with annual sales of $1B, manufacturing and marketing shower systems and decorative faucets for residential and commercial applications.  The North American operation is based in Alpharetta, GA, employing 300 people in operations, engineering, marketing, sales, customer service, technical service, and human resources. 

Erik Christensen has been President of Hansgrohe, North America since April 2014.  Prior to joining Hansgrohe, Erik held leadership roles at companies such as Armstrong World Industries, Shaw Industries (Berkshire Hathaway company), Closetmaid (Emerson company), and was a co-founder of a green field manufacturing start up.  With 25 years of experience in the building products and flooring industries, Christensen has had senior leadership roles responsible for logistics, operations and sales, distribution networks in foreign markets as well as strategic planning. 

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