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Oliver Kastalio
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Oliver Kastalio

Oliver Kastalio holds a degree in electrical engineering and business administration. He gained many years of management experience in the international brand and consumer goods industry for the premium and luxury segment. In January 2020, he took over as CEO of WMF, after which he was also appointed to the Board of Groupe SEB in April 2020.  With his premium strategy, he is sharpening WMF’s profile and steering it towards the future.

“The brands under the WMF umbrella have more in common than a long and successful tradition: We strive for the highest quality, distinctive design and excellent customer service with our products, to provide our customers with a premium experience every single day. In doing so, we always have our sights upon the world of tomorrow, with innovations that are unique in the industry and through the digitalization of our products and services. With the backing of our strong parent company Groupe SEB, we can unleash the full potential of our premium brands worldwide.”

Oliver Kastalio,
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Bernd Stoeppel

Bernd Stoeppel completed his bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Santa Clara (California, USA). In 1988, he returned to Germany and has been leading the Finance, Controlling, Legal and IT departments at WMF since 2014. As Chief Financial Officer, he drives forward the internationalization of WMF.
Bernd Stoeppel
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

“The many exciting challenges at WMF give us all the chance to remain curious and to continuously learn new things.”

Bernd Stoeppel,
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Executive Leadership Team

Stefanie Leiterholt
President Human Resources
President Human Resources

Dr. Stefanie Leiterholt

Dr. Stefanie Leiterholt studied production engineering at RWTH Aachen University and metal engineering at Otto von Guericke University. She then went on to complete a PhD in didactics at Gerhard Mercator University in Duisburg.  She has been responsible for Human Resources at WMF since 2021. She sees herself as a driver of transformation.

“The combination of tradition and modern times has never been so important – and so visible in WMF products – as it is today.”

Dr. Stefanie Leiterholt,
President Human Ressources
President Operations

Dr. Clemens Wöhrle

Dr. Clemens Wöhrle studied organic chemistry at Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg and graduated with a PhD. He has held various management positions, including the strategic alignment of global production networks. Since 2014, he has been responsible for logistics, purchasing, production, quality and planning at WMF.
Clemens Woehrle
President Operations

“From my point of view, WMF stands for excellent products with high-quality design and committed employees who feel a close connection with the company.”

Dr. Clemens Wöhrle,
President Operations
Martin Zouhar
Executive Vice President SEB Professional PCM and Hotel
Executive Vice President SEB Professional PCM and Hotel

Martin Zouhar

Martin Zouhar graduated with an MBA in Business Management and Marketing from Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic). He joined the parent company Groupe SEB in 2000 and has held various roles including Executive Vice President with responsibility for Groupe SEB’s markets in North and Central America. As a member of the WMF Executive Leadership Team and the Executive Board of Groupe SEB (ComEx), Martin Zouhar heads WMF’s global coffee machine and hotel business. He is therefore responsible for the WMF, Schaerer, Curtis and HEPP brands in the Professional business.

“Professional business not only stands for our relationship with corporate customers, but also for what we represent as a company: professionalism in all areas of our daily work, in our products and services.”

Martin Zouhar, Executive Vice President SEB Professional PCM and Hotel
President Consumer BU

Kilian Manninger

Kilian Manninger studied business management with a specialism in marketing and brand psychology at LMU Munich and graduated with a business administration degree. He had already held management positions for many years before joining WMF in 2020. Today, as a proven expert, he is responsible for the positioning, management and development of the consumer brands in the premium segment.
Kilian Manninger
President Consumer BU

“I associate WMF with innovation from tradition as well as unique and iconic design. WMF is a brand for life!”

Kilian Manninger,
President Consumer BU
Andreas Hornung
President Consumer DACH
President Consumer DACH

Andreas Hornung

Andreas Hornung studied economics at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, was a naval engineer in the navy and graduated with a degree in business administration. He held senior management and sales positions for many years and is an experienced sales strategist. Since 2020, he has been responsible for the Consumer division in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“For me, WMF is THE brand for the perfect culinary experience!”

Andreas Hornung,
President Consumer DACH
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