New Managing Director at WE-EF

Stephan Fritzsche to step down on 30 September 2020 – Mario Dreismann the new WE-EF Group Managing Director

Words by: WE-EF


Ensuring continuity and promoting development. Combining these two facets is the greatest challenge in company management. After setting the course for the future of WE-EF by joining the Fagerhult Group three years ago, Managing Director Stephan Fritzsche has decided to initiate the succession process after 34 years in the family business and step down from his previous positions as of 30 September this year.

The main focus was to hand over responsibility to the new management of the Fagerhult Group as smoothly as possible. We are pleased to welcome Mario Dreismann as Stephan Fritzsche’s successor. As the future Managing Director of the WE-EF Group he is well-qualified to carry forward the success, specific character and innovative spirit of WE-EF in today’s increasingly complex world.

Mario Dreismann has international management experience as a business leader and is an expert in the construction and lighting industries. Most recently, he worked as CEO at Ansorg and was responsible for the shop fitting division in the Vitra Group Executive Board. Before that, the business economist worked for DORMA as head of sales and marketing for several years. Mario Dreismann is 43 years old and lives in Düsseldorf with his wife and three children.

Mario Dreismann started at WE-EF on 1 June and will work together with Stephan Fritzsche until 30 September. On 1 October 2020 he will then officially take over full responsibility as Managing Director of the WE-EF Group. The transition period will not only allow for an intensive induction period, but will also provide employees with an opportunity for a personal meeting with Stephan Fritzsche and Mario Dreismann.

Stephan Fritzsche and Mario Dreismann.

June 16, 2020