Change of management at Swiss Krono Group

Martin Brettenthaler (left) will make way for Peter Wijnbergen as the new CEO of Swiss Krono Group (Image: Swiss Krono/LinkedIn)

In September 2023, after more than seven successful years as the CEO of Swiss Krono Group, Martin Brettenthaler has decided to pursue a new professional path.

At the owner’s request, he continued to manage the group’s business until 24 Jan 2024 so that a successor could be put in place. As of 1 Feb 2024, Peter Wijnbergen will take over the management of the group by stepping into the role of CEO.

Peter Wijnbergen has been a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Krono Holding since 2022 and can look back on a long career in the wood-based materials industry, most recently as CEO of Norbord.

Martin Brettenthaler will leave the group on 31 Jan 2024 on the best terms with the Group’s owner and Board of Directors.

Martin Brettenthaler commented: “As a strong team, we have achieved a lot at Swiss Krono Group over the past seven years. I would like to thank our employees, my colleagues on the Group Executive Board and the Board of Directors for their excellent and dedicated cooperation.

“In particular, I would like to thank Swiss Krono’s owner, Ines Kaindl, for her trust and the opportunity to manage her family business during this time.”

Ines Kaindl said: “We respect the wishes of our current CEO Martin Brettenthaler, thank him for his considerable commitment and the successful business performance, and wish him all the best for his professional and personal future.”

The search for a successor has been initiated. By taking on the role of CEO, Board of Directors member Peter Wijnbergen will ensure continuity in the management of Swiss Krono Group and drive their further growth.

Peter Wijnbergen concluded: “I am delighted to take up the mantle and seamlessly ensure the management of Swiss Krono Group. In doing so, I can count on the full support of the owner and the Board of Directors.”