Press release #Bosch Home Comfort Group

Bosch Home Comfort Group

Personnel changes in the Executive Board and Buderus sales management

  • Vitor Gregorio and Stefan Thiel to join the Executive Board of the Bosch Home Comfort Group.
  • Niels Lorenz to take over as Head of Sales at Buderus Germany.
Thomas Pelizaeus

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Wernau – Vitor Gregorio and Stefan Thiel will take over newly created positions on the executive board of management of the Bosch Home Comfort Group with responsibility for sales on January 1, 2024. Vitor Gregorio will be responsible for sales in Northern, Western, Southern and parts of Eastern Europe as well as in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Stefan Thiel will be responsible for sales in Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg) and parts of Eastern Europe. Also on January 1, 2024, Niels Lorenz will become the new Head of Sales Buderus Germany, succeeding Stefan Thiel.

"Vitor Gregorio, Stefan Thiel, and Niels Lorenz are proven sales experts who can draw on extensive experience in different regions. In the coming years, we want to grow especially with heat pumps and air conditioning. This business has regional characteristics and is particularly diverse. I look forward to working with them to implement our strategy in an even stronger and regionally differentiated way. This is how we realize our purpose Make. Home. Comfort. Green.", said Jan Brockmann, CEO of the Bosch Home Comfort Group.

Vitor Gregorio joined the Bosch Group in 1999 and has held international positions for various divisions. He has been responsible for sales in Southern Europe, Africa and Latin America since July 2022, after leading sales in North America for a long time. "The markets for heating, ventilation and air conditioning vary significantly from region to region and there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. I am looking forward to contributing my international experience to further improve the profitable growth of the Bosch Home Comfort Group," said Vitor Gregorio.

"Our industry is more attractive than ever, and the Bosch Home Comfort Group is excellently positioned for further growth. Together with our committed and competent customers and our great teams, we will further accelerate the heat transition in the heart of Europe," says Stefan Thiel. The industrial engineer and geologist has been working for the Bosch Group since 2008 and has been responsible for sales of the Buderus brand in Germany since 2013.

Niels Lorenz joined the Bosch Group in 2008, took over the management of the Buderus Germany North Sales Division in 2015 and additionally the East Division in 2021. "I am looking forward to playing a decisive role in shaping the heat transition in Germany with Buderus. Together with our employees and trade partners we can realize the enormous potential of the technology transformation in the heating market. Buderus is very well positioned with its well-known strong sales team, so I am confident about 2024 and beyond," said the industrial engineer.

Bosch Home Comfort Group is a leading European provider of smart, sustainable and energy-efficient heating, cooling, well-being and process heat solutions. In fiscal 2023, the company generated sales of 5 billion euros and employed approx. 14,600 people. Bosch Home Comfort Group combines several international and regional brands under its umbrella and produces a comprehensive product portfolio in Europe, America and Asia.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

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