WÜSTHOF appoints new CEO

Markus H. Kepka (55) will become Managing Director and CEO of WÜSTHOF DREIZACKWERK GmbH on 1st July 2018.

„A strong brand company such as WÜSTHOF, with its clear commitment to premium products and internationalisation, is a great challenge, and one which I am very much looking forward to,“ says Kepka.

Markus Kepka comes from the Fissler Group, which he has led since 2010 and whose growth and internationalisation he has driven forward significantly. He is also active in the key industry associations and holds various executive board positions there.

Prior to Fissler, Markus Kepka held various positions at the Oetker Group, the Krombacher Brauerei, Leifheit AG and the French Lagardère Group.

„In Markus Kepka, WÜSTHOF DREIZACKWERK GmbH has gained a CEO with experience in branding and strategy, who will continue to develop the company and the WÜSTHOF brand with a clear strategic focus and support it in expanding its international market presence,“ says Harald Wüsthof and Viola Wüsthof, the two managing partners of the family-owned company.