Rene Stutz announced as North American President, Victorinox Swiss Army Inc.
Victorinox Swiss Army, Monroe, Conn., president and founding family member, Charles Elsener, announced Rene Stutz, former president of German cutlery company Wüsthof-Trident of America Inc., will join the North American team as president, Victorinox Swiss Army Inc.
“I am delighted that we have found someone who not only has a strong proven track record across all disciplines within our cutlery industry, but also who embodies our company values. I know his passion, determination and focused direction will bring business growth,” Elsener stated.
While at Wüsthof, Stutz increased their sales and profitability through a variety of strategic initiatives. He created new product mixes, drove key account relationships including Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Amazon and Sur la Table, and also restructured their operations with a new automated warehouse. His professional background also includes roles as the CEO of All Clad/Spring Switzerland and the president and CEO of Fissler/AMC North America, a leading manufacturer of kitchen and household products.
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