The Häfele Group, with headquarters in Nagold, Germany, has named Paul K. Smith as president of Häfele America Company, the company’s North American subsidiary. Smith succeeds John Hossli who is retiring as president after serving in that role since 1999. Smith will oversee all company operations in the United States.

Smith joined Häfele in mid-2011 after a career at Haworth Inc., where he served as vice president, directly responsible for all North American products and the development of the company’s global product portfolio. Smith’s previous experience at Haworth included executive positions in the company’s architectural interiors and wood businesses. Prior to Haworth, Smith served in management positions with General Electric Company and Whirlpool Corporation.


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