MANAGEMENT BOARD

Maciej Formanowicz

CEO
Maciej Formanowicz is the founder of FABRYKI MEBLI „FORTE” S.A. Since 1993 Mr. Formanowicz held the function of President of the Management Board. Previously, from April 1993, he was the President of the Management Board in FORTE Sp. z o.o., which subsequently turned into Fabryki Mebli FORTE Sp. z o. o. and FABRYKI MEBLI “FORTE” S.A. Mr. Formanowicz started his professional career in 1972 by occupying the positions of technologist, manager of the Development and Investment Department, laboratory manager and department manager at the Furniture and Interior Decoration Plant in Wyszków. From 1978 to 1981, he was the Technical Director of FORMAT Sp. z o.o., and in 1981-1987 the Director General of HASTE Sp z. o.o. with its seat in Oborniki Śląskie. In 1987 Maciej Formanowicz moved on to become a Deputy Director at MAKRO Sp. z o.o. with its seat in Wrocław, and in 1991 was appointed the Director of MF Corporation. Mr. Formanowicz held the position of Chairman of the Polish Association of Furniture producers from 1996 until 2009. Maciej Formanowicz was born in 1949, he is a graduate of the Faculty of Wood Technology at the Poznań University of Life Sciences.
 

Andreas Disch

Management Board Member / Sales and Marketing
Andreas Disch has been a member of the Management Board of FABRYKI MEBLI „FORTE” S.A. since May 2018, responsible for the development of the sales network in the whole FORTE Group. He is an internationally experienced specialist in the field of sales and marketing of consumer goods. Andreas Disch has extensive sales experience in the cosmetics, power tools and garden industry. He held, among others, the positions of International Sales Director at a power tool manufacturer FEIN based in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany), Regional Director for Western and Southern Europe at the COMPO Group based in Münster as well as Regional Director for Western and Southern Europe at GARDENA/Husqvarna. Andreas Disch was born in 1967. He is a certified salesperson, a graduate of the University of Saarbrücken and the EMLYON Business School. He studied Business Administration majoring in International Management, Marketing and Sales.

Maria Małgorzata Florczuk

Management Board Member / Product Development, Purchasing, Strategic Projects, HR
She started working at Forte in 2005 from building a supply chain in Asia, and in subsequent years she was responsible for purchasing direct production materials. Since 2010, Maria Florczuk was a director of the Purchasing Department, responsible for developing and implementing the FORTE purchasing strategy, managing the central purchasing policy and optimizing the supply chain of raw materials. Since 2013, she was also responsible for the investments of the FORTE Group. Since May 2014, she has been a member of the Management Board of FABRYKI MEBLI FORTE S.A., responsible for the product implementation process, strategic projects and personnel development policies. Maria Florczuk was born in 1981. She is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, Faculty of Management and Marketing. She also completed a post-graduate studies for Purchase Managers at the Warsaw School of Economics and a management programme at the IMD Business School in Switzerland.

Mariusz Jacek Gazda

Member of the Management Board / Finances, Controlling and Investments
Since March 2014, he has been a member of the Management Board of FABRYKI MEBLI FORTE SA. As part of the company's financial division, he is responsible for supervision of the Finance Department, Controlling, for Internal Audits and the Legal Department. and Mr. Gazda also supervises investments implementation within the company. In the years 1992-95, he cooperated with PULSAR, and from 1995 to 2001, he worked at Altadis S.A. From 2001 to 2006, he was the financial controller at Tchibo Warszawa Sp. z o.o. . Among other things he was responsible, for the budgeting process management, reporting, financial evaluation of projects and overseeing the development of IT and accounting systems. In the years 2006-2007, he was the partner at FinAid- Doradztwo Finansowe consulting firm. From February 2007 to July 2009, he was the finance and administration director at OKFENS Sp. z o.o. Since July 2009 he worked as the finance director and Member of the Management Board at SELENA S.A., where he was responsible for all accounting, controlling and treasury matters. Additionally, he was the finance director of the production plant of Tytan Eos (part of the SELENA Group) and the Member of the Management Board – finance director at Izolacja Matizol (entity from the SELENA Group). Mariusz Gazda was born in 1968. He graduated from the University of Technology in Radom, in the Faculty of Economy. In 2004, he gained the ACCA certificate. He is also a member of the International Controller Verein (ICV) and has been active in finance and controlling training.

Walter Stevens

Management Board Member / Supply Chain and IT

From January 2021, Mr. Stevens has been appointed as a member of the Management Board at FABRYKI MEBLI FORTE S.A. and he has been made responsible for the functioning of the Supply Chain and the IT department. He gained his professional experience whilst working for the international COMPO group, with which he has been associated for more than 20 years. He started his professional career there as a coordinator for quality, planning and purchasing. Later, he was involved in the supervision of IT projects and projects within the SAP program. Since 2009, he has held the position of the Managing Director at COMPO Benelux. At the same time, since 2016, he was also the CEO of COMPO France SAS as well as the managing director in Southern and Western Europe in COMPO Group, where he managed 4 companies, covering the region of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, managing over 200 employees. Mr. Stevens has an MA in Science.

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