Our Management

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:


Alessandro Cappellini

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, A. 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 this very successful career at 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 Monier Braas, where he became CEO of Poland in 2014. From 2014 until 2016 A. Cappellini was Country Manager Monier Scandinavia (Managing Director for Sweden, Norway and Denmark).

In early 2016, he left the Braasmonier 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” Braasmonier 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 in the UK.


Johannes Kistler

CFO Schiedel International
Director of Finance & Human Resources

Johannes Kistler began his work in 1992 as a controller at Schiedel Germany in Munich.
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.


Thomas Mühl

Director Business Line Steel

Thomas Mühl joined Schiedel in 2006 to build up the lobbying and standardisation network as well as managing key product development projects. Moving to Braas Monier Group in 2010, he managed the group-wide introduction of the roof-insulation solution. He returned to Schiedel in 2011 to join the Executive Committee with his current responsibilities as a Director of Business Line Steel and Technical Center.

T. Mühl holds degrees in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.


Livius Sopira

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.


Michael Ball

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.