Swisspacer managing director Andreas Geith is retiring from the company on May 31, 2020. Victoria Renz-Kiefel, former director of strategy at Saint-Gobain High Performance Solutions, will replace Geith as managing director.
Since 2011, Geith’s team-based approach has focused on finding the right talents for the company’s growth-orientated strategy in sales, marketing, technology and innovation, according to a company statement.
“We respect Andreas Geith’s decision and thank him wholeheartedly for the excellent cooperation. For over 28 years, he advanced and developed many areas with total dedication in a range of management positions at Saint-Gobain. We wish him all the best for the future,” says Reto Cometta, general manager, windows.
“I hugely enjoyed the entrepreneurial work with our highly motivated and pleasant team, right to my very last day. We managed to make an impact on many new and international markets through proverbial Swiss quality, service and performance. If nothing else, that is why Swisspacer is synonymous with the warm edge in a number of markets nowadays,” adds Geith.
To allow sufficient time for a smooth handover, Renz-Kiefel assumed management of Swisspacer on April 1. In the last two years, she was responsible for the strategy applied in the area of high performance solutions at Saint-Gobain.
“We have found Ms. Renz-Kiefel to be an extremely competent management personality and, in particular, consider her experience working on international, strategic projects to be of great added value for Swisspacer. We are very confident that she will continue to move Swisspacer forwards in the future,” adds Cometta.
“…I’d like to develop the international expansion of the company further so that the warm edge from Swisspacer sets global standards. To ensure this happens, we must constantly expand and improve our products and services so that we have a solution for all our customers’ challenges. In the short term, however, what matters is protecting the health of our employees and being a reliable partner to our customers,” says Renz-Kiefel.