Maciej Formanowicz

Maciej Formanowicz is the founder of FABRYKI MEBLI „FORTE” S.A. Since 1993 he has been performing the function of the President of FORTE’s Management Board. A graduate of the Faculty of Wood Technology at the Poznan University of Life Sciences, Mr. Formanowicz started his professional career in 1972 by occupying the positions of technologist, manager of the Development and Investment Department, lab manager and department manager at the Furniture and Interior Decoration Plant in Wyszkow, in the northeast of Poland. 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 Director of MF Corporation. Since April 1993 Mr. Formanowicz held the function of President of the Management Board at FORTE Sp. z o. o., which subsequently turned into Fabryki Mebli FORTE Sp. z o. o. and FABRYKI MEBLI “FORTE” S.A. Mr. Formanowicz held the position of Chairman of the Polish Association of Furniture producers from 1996 until 2009. Mr. Formanowicz is a holder of numerous professional awards.

Klaus Dieter Dahlem

Member of the Management Board / Investments, Purchasing, Technology, Research and Development
Since January 2010, he has been a member of the Management Board of FABRYKI MEBLI “FORTE” S.A. Klaus Dahlem, certified engineer and wood technologist. From 1988 to 1995 he worked in WELLE MEUBLES S.A. in Boulay (France) as the Production Director responsible for production of furniture. From January 1996 to December 2005 he was employed in WELLE MEUBLES S.A. as a Member of the Management Board for technical issues. In 2006-2008 he occupied the position of a Member of the Management Board of Nolte – Möbel GmbH&Co. KG with the seat in Germersheim. In 2008-2009 he was a Director for technical issues in EPI (Alsapan – Gruppe), being responsible for 5 production factories in France.

Andreas Disch

Member of the Management Board / Sales and Marketing
Andreas Disch has been a member of the Management Board of FABRYKI MEBLI „FORTE” S.A. since 2018. He holds an MBA from the University of Saarbrücken and the EMLYON Business School. He studied Business Administration majoring in International Management, Marketing and Sales. Andrea Disch is an internationally experienced specialist in the field of sales and marketing of consumer goods. In his previous career, he worked for various manufacturing companies operating 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.

Maria Małgorzata Florczuk

Member of the Management Board / Supply Chain, IT, 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 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 member of the Management Board of FABRYKI MEBLI "FORTE" S.A., responsible for the supply chain, strategic projects and personnel development policy. Maria Florczuk was born in 1981. She is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, Faculty of Management and Marketing. She also completed post-graduate studies for purchasing managers at the Warsaw School of Economics and a management program at the IMD Business School in Switzerland.

Mariusz Jacek Gazda

Member of the Management Board / CFO, Controlling
Since March 2014, he has been a member of the Management Board of FABRYKI MEBLI “FORTE” S.A. Mariusz Gazda, graduated from the University of Technology in Radom, Faculty of Economy. In 2004, he obtained the ACCA certificate. In the years 1992-95, he cooperated with PULSAR, and from 1995 to 2001, he worked at Altadis S.A. In the years 2001-2006, he was the financial controller at Tchibo Warszawa Sp. z o.o., responsible, inter alia, for the budgeting process management, reporting, financial evaluation of projects and oversight of the development of IT and accounting systems. In the years 2006-2007, he was the partner at the consulting firm, FinAid – Doradztwo Finansowe. From February 2007 to July 2009, he was the finance and administrative director at OKFENS Sp. z o.o. Since July 2009 he was 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 plantof Tytan Eos (entity from the SELENA Group) and the Member of the Management Board – finance director at Izolacja Matizol (entity from the SELENA Group). Mariusz Gazda is a member of the International Controller Verein (ICV); he has been active in finance and controlling training.
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