Münster, Germany. Hengst Filtration is pleased to announce that Norbert Gregor has joined the Hengst Group as Group Director and Managing Director of the business unit Industrial Air Filtration. Gregor assumes his duties in a dual leadership role with Merete Gotfredsen, who heads the Process Air Filtration segment as Managing Director of the business unit. Both report directly to Peter Wink, Group Vice President for Industrial Air Filtration.
"We are proud to have Norbert Gregor, a profound expert in industrial and molecular filtration, join Hengst," says Peter Wink. "His international market experience in the filter industry and his well-known creativity in sales will give us a competitive edge in the further growth of this segment worldwide."
The business economist has more than 25 years of management experience - including 16 years in Japan, Mexico, Spain and Italy - and is a specialist in marketing and sales, business development and international corporate management, as well as post-merger integration. He focuses on sustainability and long-term stable value growth and inspires his teams with a motivating leadership style when dealing with international issues.
"I am looking forward to the entrepreneurial challenges in the ambience of this family-owned company and its so healthy corporate culture, as well as the global cooperation with the employees. Hengst built up a very innovative expertise in the automotive sector over decades, with which we offer very great advantages to the global markets in the field of Industrial Air Filtration under the strong Hengst brand," says Norbert Gregor.
From 2014, Norbert Gregor was Vice President D-A-CH and Eastern Europe at the Swedish filter specialist Camfil for four years and clearly set the tone for the digitalization of marketing and sales as well as the strategic reorganization towards a strict customer and market orientation.
In 2019, Gregor moved to the Helsa Group as CEO, for which he was the sole managing director and realigned the two business units for molecular filtration (Helsatech) and elastomer technology (Helsacomp), which he sold to Mann+Hummel after a successful reorganization. There, as Global Vice President, he was personally responsible for the post-merger integration of Helsa for two years, thus creating the new molecular filtration segment for the Life Science division for Mann+Hummel.