APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — Uponor’s board of directors has appointed Michael Rauterkus as president and CEO of Uponor Group and chairman of the executive committee. He will join the company and assume the CEO responsibility on August 21, 2021.

Michael Rauterkus’ most recent operative role was the CEO of Grohe AG. Prior to this, he has worked in various roles at Grohe since 2006. Earlier in his career, he worked for companies like in Hasbro Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., and Kraft Jacobs Suchard (now Mondelez).

“I am very pleased that Michael Rauterkus has accepted the assignment to lead Uponor into the next phase and I look forward to working with him,” said Annika Paasikivi, chair of the board of directors, Uponor Corporation. “Michael is a seasoned visionary leader with strong strategic competence. He understands the dynamics of our industry inside out.”

“I am very excited to join Uponor, a leading iconic brand in the industry with a global presence,” said Rauterkus. “I love this industry, as water delivery and energy efficiency are essential for everyday life of people. I look forward to learning the Uponor business, meeting the Uponor teams in the markets, visiting the production sites, and discussing with our customers and shareholders of Uponor’s future plans. It is a great opportunity to lead over-100-year-old Uponor to its next development phase.”

Uponor announced on February 12, 2021, that Jyri Luomakoski will leave his position as president and CEO on August 21, 2021.

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