Thomas Concrete Group:

Philipp Schadendorf - new CEO of Thomas Beton in Germany

 Gothenburg, 1 February 2024


Thomas Concrete Group has experienced steady growth in Germany for several years and plans to further strengthen its presence and position in the German market. They are now recruiting Philipp Schadendorf as the new CEO of Thomas Beton GmbH.

Philipp Schadendorf is raised in the construction industry, where his family operated a construction contracting company. He has solid experience and expertise in the concrete industry and has previously held various positions at the Heidelberg Materials Group and currently serves as the Managing Director of its subsidiary Trapobet Transportbetongesellschaft mbH Kaiserslautern KG. 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, Philipp 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 GmbH. We look forward to benefitting from his knowledge and leadership, to further strengthen our operations and team culture in Germany", says Hans Karlander, CEO of Thomas Concrete Group.

In his new role as CEO of Thomas Beton GmbH, Schadendorf will focus on continued growth to further fortify the company. His mission also includes leading the team towards the company’s vision of being perceived as the best in its industry and promoting internal collaboration to ensure sustainable and long-term success.

"I am honored to lead Thomas Beton GmbH and look forward to nurture 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", says Philipp Schadendorf.

Philipp Schadendorf assumes the position of CEO on August 1st this year. The current CEO, B. Rainer Brings, will continue in his role until July 31st and thereafter he will remain as a strategic advisor for Thomas Beton GmbH during a transition period and subsequently 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” says Hans Karlander.

Hans Karlander Thomas Concrete Group
Philipp Schadendorf

For further information, please contact:
Hans Karlander, CEO and President of Thomas Concrete Group AB
+46 10 450 50 00

Thomas Concrete Group AB
Thomas Concrete Group is an independent Swedish family owned company that develops, produces and sells high-quality concrete. The company was founded in 1955 in Karlstad, Sweden, by Martin Thomas and today operates in the USA, Poland, Germany, Norway and Sweden. The head office is located in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company has about 2,400 employees and had a turnover of approx. 12 billion SEK in 2023.

Thomas Beton GmbH
Thomas Beton produces and sells high-quality concrete for building construction and civil engineering. Concrete is produced in 33 plants in Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Bremen, Niedersachsen, Rhineland-Palatinate. In addition, Thomas Beton offers a wide range of services, technical support, and the delivery of ready-mixed concrete. Thomas Beton is part of the Swedish family business Thomas Concrete Group AB with subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, USA, Germany and Poland.