Villeroy & Boch Names Knierim President

Villeroy & Boch has named Lisa Knierim president and CEO, Americas. Knierim follows Bernard Reuter, who largely built the Americas business for Villeroy & Boch, and is now retiring.

According to the company, in her new role Knierim is responsible for the sales and marketing divisions of its bath and wellness, and tableware groups. This includes both the retail business and commercial business for hotels and restaurants, including promotions and incentives.

Prior to joining Villeroy & Boch, Knierim was vp at Panasonic, responsible for home and beauty. In addition, Knierim held various positions at Jarden, Black & Decker and Westpoint Stevens, and was the CEO at Alcohoot NYC as well as general manager at Wilton Industries Brands.