Strong personalities – competent, visionary, committed! Business success needs personal committment and experienced people, who want to shape the future together while creating and preserving values. Schiedel promotes the power of the Group by a sovereign way of dealing with national entities.
At the international Level Schiedel is led by the Schiedel Executive Committee.
President Schiedel International
Alessandro Cappellini, MBA, started in January 2017 as President Schiedel International and he is also chairman of the Schiedel Executive Committee.
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 International
Director of Finance & 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 J. Kistler became Director of Finance & Human Resources at Schiedel International and became member of the Executive Committee.
J. 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, 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.
J. Kistler holds a degree in business administration – he studied business administration with a focus on accounting & controlling, materials management and logistics.
Regional Director East Europe
Livius Sopira started his career in Schiedel in 1999 as finance controller and later finance manager of Schiedel CZ and SK.
In 2004 L. Sopira launched business activities of Schiedel Russia as the country manager and later CEO and developed Schiedel Russia to its current size. Since mid-2012 L. Sopira became Regional Director Schiedel East Europe covering CZ, SK, HU, SLO, CRO, SER, BiH and Russia, with operational responsibility for CZ, SK and Russia and elected to be part of the Schiedel Executive Committee.
L. Sopira graduated from the Silesian University in Opava with degree in Business management and also passed management development on INSEAD – Paris.
Regional Director North and Western Europe
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, M. Ball has sound sales and technical knowledge and a holistic view of business life.
M. Ball’s first managerial position was as Commercial Manager for UK & ROI focussing on the non-residential part of the UK business, which lead to him becoming Sales Director of the UK and ROI.
In 2011 M. Ball was appointed CEO of the UK & ROI.
At the beginning of 2016 M. Ball was appointed Regional Director of North and Western Europe and was elected to be part of the Schiedel Executive Committee.
Director Industrial and Supply Chain
Andreas Schlechter has started his career in 1991 at Tyrolit Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski KG. After 17 years in various leading positions he joined Schiedel in June 2008 as a Sourcing & Logistics Manager. From 2001 – 2005 he has studied International Management (master degree) besides his job at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) with main focus on business management and cultures.
The position within Schiedel was created based on a talent management programme and therefor completely new for Schiedel. 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 managament, 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 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 ECS.
Marketing / R&D Director
On 19th of March 2018, ALEXEY PALIIVETS, joined Schiedel as Marketing / R&D Director. Alexey is a member of the Executive Committee Schiedel (ECS) and will be responsible for Marketing Communications, Product Marketing as well as R&D / Technology.
Alexey 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 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 held the position of B2B Marketing Director at Canon Russia.