An experienced duo to lead Griesson - de Beukelaer (GdB): Dany Schmidt is to be CEO with responsibility for marketing, distribution and innovation from 1 September. Werner Stegmüller came on board on 1 June as CEO in charge of finance and supply chain. Bruno Kulmus and Ralf Brinkhoff complete the executive management team.
Dany Schmidt started his career at Danone and Moët Hennessy before moving into management at Colgate-Palmolive. From 2010, he was chair of the management board for Germany and Austria, and then switched to the European management of Colgate-Palmolive in Geneva. In 2014, he became Vice President and General Manager for Central Europe West.
Werner Stegmüller began his professional career at a number of leading management consultancies and ultimately became a partner. In 2012, he took on a management post at KSB AG Frankenthal, joining the board in 2014. He moved to Theo Müller as group COO in 2017, where he acted as management spokesman for a number of years.
“We are welcoming two strong figures with long and successful management experience. This will strengthen our company, in particular in the current challenging situation”, says partner Andreas Land.