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Dominique Bossan

Dominique Bossan

Member of the Knauf Group Management Committee for Insulation Europe/Middle East/Asia
Dominique took up his post in 2021 after four years leading Knauf Gypsum’s Western Europe & South America region. From 2005 to 2017 he was Managing Director of Knauf Insulation’s Eastern Europe region following senior company posts in Belgium.
David Ducarme, Group Chief Operating Officer, Knauf Insulation

David Ducarme

Group Chief Operating Officer
David joined the company in 1997 and held positions in process and product development as well as business management before becoming Group Technical Director in 2004. He was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer in 2016 and also holds the position of Group Deputy CEO.
Kristin Barthel

Kristin Barthel

Group Chief Financial Officer
Kristin was appointed Knauf Insulation’s Group Chief Financial Officer in 2022. Prior to joining, she held senior positions in Germany, France and Brazil working for international manufacturers. As well as responsibility for finance, she oversees HSEEQ, compliance and IT.
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Hélène Debard

Group Chief Human Resources Officer
Hélène was appointed Group Chief Human Resources Officer in 2023. Prior to this role, she led HR departments for international companies across the EMEA region as well as in North America. Her focus is talent development, engagement, leadership, diversity and inclusion.
Jean Paul Defrance

Jean-Paul Defrance

Group Supply Chain Director
Jean-Paul took the role as Supply Chain Director for Knauf Insulation EMEA & APAC in 2018. Since joining the company in 2002, he has been Finance & Administration Director for Western Europe & Germany, Finance Director Project Development and Chief Procurement Officer.

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David Ducarme, Group Chief Operating Officer, Knauf Insulation

David Ducarme

Managing Director Asia Pacific
David has been Managing Director of our Asia Pacific region since 2008 in addition to the post of Group COO and the position of Group Deputy CEO. He is responsible for the success of the company’s development in Australia and New Zealand and our expansion across Asia.

Mark Leverton

Managing Director Western Europe
Mark has been Managing Director of Western Europe since 2006 and is responsible for the company’s business in France, Benelux, Iberia and Italy. Prior to this role, he held senior positions in the glass manufacturing industry in Argentina, Chile, France and the Netherlands.
Michael Huesmann

Michael Huesmann

Managing Director Central Europe
Michael has been Managing Director for Central Europe since 2016 and is responsible for Knauf Insulation’s business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Before Knauf Insulation, he was Managing Director of Danogips, a manufacturer of building materials.

Neil Hargreaves

Managing Director Northern Europe
Neil joined Knauf Insulation in 2006 and in 2011 became regional Finance Director before being appointed Managing Director for Northern Europe in 2019. He leads the company’s business in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and in English-speaking countries in Africa.
Radek Bedrna

Radek Bedrna

Managing Director Eastern Europe
Radek has been Managing Director for Knauf Insulation Eastern Europe & Middle East since 2017 after holding the position of CEO for Knauf Gypsum Czechia, Slovakia & Hungary for 10 years. Prior to becoming CEO, he held senior positions for Knauf Gypsum.
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