Philipp Schadendorf is new Thomas Beton CEO

Thomas Concrete Group has appointed Philipp Schadendorf as the new CEO of Thomas Beton, effective 1 August 2024, as the Group looks to build on its steady growth in Germany in recent years.
Quarry Products / February 23, 2024
By Guy Woodford
Philipp Schadendorf will become Thomas Beton CEO on 1 August 2024. Pic: Thomas Concrete Group

Raised in the construction industry, where his family operated a construction contracting company, Schadendorf has solid experience and expertise in the concrete industry. He has previously held various positions at the Heidelberg Materials Group and is currently the managing director of its subsidiary Trapobet Transportbetongesellschaft Kaiserslautern.

With an MBA in General Management, dual Bachelor's Degrees in Civil Engineering, and a background as a site manager in his family's company, Schadendorf combines practical experience with crucial industry knowledge and leadership.

"We are delighted to welcome Philipp to team Thomas. His experience, coupled with his deep roots in the construction industry and leadership roles in the concrete sector, gives him a great background to be our new leader for Thomas Beton. We look forward to benefitting from his knowledge and leadership to further strengthen our operations and team culture in Germany," said Hans Karlander, CEO of Thomas Concrete Group.

Hans Karlander, CEO of Thomas Concrete Group, is delighted with the appointment of Philipp Schadendorf as Thomas Beton CEO, effective 1 August 2024. Pic: Thomas Concrete Group

In his new role as Thomas Beton CEO, Schadendorf will lead the company's team towards its vision of being perceived as the best in its industry and promoting internal collaboration to ensure sustainable and long-term success.

"I am honoured to lead Thomas Beton GmbH and look forward to nurturing the fantastic work already accomplished. My goal is to continue the impressive growth and strengthen our dedicated team to meet the future challenges in the concrete industry," said Schadendorf.

Schadendorf assumes the position of CEO on 1 August 1st 2024. The current CEO, B. Rainer Brings, will continue until 31 July 2024. After that, he will remain a strategic advisor for Thomas Beton during a transition period and retire in 2025.

"I would like to take this opportunity to pass on my sincere thank you to Rainer Brings, who has been crucial to our company's success and has contributed with great expertise and energy to develop our business in Germany for 18 years," said Karlander.

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