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Stoelzle Glass Group appoints August Grupp as new CEO



The Austrian glassmaker has introduced the appointment of Dr. August Grupp as its incoming CEO. He succeeds Georg Feith, who’s transitioning to a brand new management function inside CAG Holding, Stoelzle’s mom firm, after a five-year tenure.

August Grupp is the son of Dr. Cornelius Grupp, who has owned Stoelzle Glass Group since 1987.

Dr. August Grupp comes well prepared to his new role, having held several key leadership positions within the group since 2019,” stated Stoelzle Glass Group in an announcement. “In his last position, he served as the Head of the Business Unit Spirits, driving substantial growth in the company’s largest Business Unit.” From 2021, he additionally oversaw the industrial and manufacturing operations of Anchor Hocking, the glassworks acquired by the group in the US.

Mr. Grupp holds a Grasp of Science in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich, an MBA from INSEAD in Singapore and France, and a PhD from the Sophia College in Tokyo.

Reflecting on his new function, August Grupp said, “I am proud to be entrusted as CEO of Stoelzle Glass Group. I am fully committed to upholding my responsibilities in ensuring the company’s continuous growth while preserving our family values.

Dr. Cornelius Grupp, Chair of Board and the proprietor of Stoelzle Glass Group, expressed his pleasure of the start of a brand new chapter, stating, “I am very happy that my son is stepping into the new role of CEO. I trust his abilities to lead and manage the company for the good and the long term.

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