April 2012

Management Change in Luxembourg

As per May 31, 2012, Charles-Antoine de Theux, general manager of Villeroy & Boch S.à r.l. Luxembourg will leave the Villeroy & Boch group. The search for a new general manager has already started.

He has started in 1988 as regional export manager in Luxembourg and became Export Director for the Tableware division in 2000. In 2007, he took over the heavy responsibility of general manager of the Luxembourg subsidiary.

Under his management, the tableware export activities have enjoyed exponential growth and worldwide exposure. Villeroy & Boch's products are now sold in over 75 countries around the world, in a leading position for upmarket tableware and home decoration accessories.

Villeroy & Boch is well prepared for the challenges of the future with more than 150 boutiques around the world and an extensive presence in all leading department stores of the globe. The best specialty stores round up the distribution, being the ambassadors of the brand.

In Luxembourg, around 85 people are employed in sales and marketing on the historical site of the Company, Rue de Rollingergrund. The renown products of the famous brand are offered to discerning and often addicted customers in the Factory outlet which has been extended and renovated last year, adding the Brasserie "La Barbotine" and a pottery workshop where craftsmen are perpetuating the tradition of ceramics in Luxembourg, casting and decorating gift items and collectibles.

The newest collections and the regular assortment in first choice can also be found dowtown Luxembourg, 2 Rue du Fossé and in the Shopping center Belle Etoile in Bertrange. Selected retailers around the country also carry the products of the famous brand, whose origins are closely linked with the Grand Duchy, where Pierre-Joseph Boch established his business in 1767.

For any further information:
Simone Struve
Press and Public Relations
Phone:   +49 (0) 68 64 - 81 12 49
E-Mail: struve.simone(at)villeroy-boch.com   

Charles-Antoine de Theux
Phone: + 352 621 18 22 26
E-Mail: detheux.charles-antoine(at)villeroy-boch.com