Following a comprehensive search, André Thönes is appointed CEO for Rubix in DACH.

He will start on 7 March, joining the Group management committee and reporting to Group COO Gatien Gillon.

André brings over two decades of experience in B2B distribution with electrical distribution specialist, Sonepar. Most recently, he was the chief commercial officer of Sonepar Germany.

Early in his career, he held roles in in purchasing, sales and post-merger integration before moving into senior leadership as managing director of Otto Kuhmann, an operating company of Sonepar Germany.

After that, he led Rexel in Germany after its acquisition by Sonepar before being appointed managing director of Sonepar’s southern region in Germany.

Commenting on the appointment, Rubix Group CEO Martin Thomsen said: “André is a great hire for us. His successful track record in a business that reflects our focus on technical services, digital solutions and key accounts made him an ideal fit for Rubix.”