07/06/2018 - New management team is directing the Dauphin Group - Dr Jochen Ihring becomes chairperson

Dr Bernhard Kallup is stepping down as CEO of Dauphin office interiors GmbH & Co. KG and, as arranged, has handed over all managerial tasks to a team of four managing directors with immediate effect.

Offenhausen, 2 July 2018 – Dr Jochen Ihring is the chairperson of the new team. Dr Ihring has been the managing director of the sales subsidiary Dauphin HumanDesign Group GmbH & Co. KG since 2006 and the managing director of the Dauphin office interiors Holding since 2014. From now on, he will be responsible for all innovation processes, Marketing and Product Management as well as the US and South African markets. He has also assumed the role of managing director of the Dauphin Entwicklungs- und Beteiligungs GmbH, where he is also responsible for strategic purchasing.

As the commercial director of the holding company, Christoph Schülner is responsible for overseeing the corporate group’s entire finance and accounting activities, as well as for Reporting, Controlling, IT and Human Resources.

Dr Rolf Hallstein, being the managing director of Bürositzmöbelfabrik Friedrich-W. Dauphin GmbH & Co. since April 2018, is responsible for Production and Logistics, including Supply Chains. Dr Hallstein is also responsible for the order completion process at the corporate group’s production plants.

As the managing director of Dauphin HumanDesign Group GmbH & Co. KG, Stefan Scheurer is responsible for managing the global distribution of all brands, including the European subsidiaries.

The consolidated activities of the new management structure within the Dauphin corporate group exist as a family-owned company under the Dauphin office interiors Holding umbrella organisation. Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin is registered as chairman of the shareholders’ committee and as registered managing director. Antje Dauphin is accompanying the company as a member of the shareholder’s committee and as a managing director.

“I am very much looking forward to working with the new management team and my responsibilities as chairman of the shareholders’ committee, of which my daughter Antje Dauphin as well as the grandchildren Jil and Julien Dauphin are part”, says company founder Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin.

“I am trustfully handing over all the operative tasks to the new team of managing directors. I am convinced that they will continue the future-oriented development of our brands and face the challenges of a changing working world with innovative furniture solutions.”

“We thank Dr Kallup for the dedication with which he fundamentally supported and shaped the transition process from a family-owned to a management-operated company.” He was also entrusted with many development-related issues, which he presented at this year’s ORGATEC trade fair, thereby paving the way towards a successful future for the corporate group.

With 23 sales and production companies in Germany and abroad as well as numerous licensees and representatives in 81 countries, the Dauphin Group is one of the leading manufacturers of office furniture in Europe.