Michael Willome to become new CEO of Conzzeta

Zurich, August 17, 2015. – The Board of Directors of Conzzeta AG has appointed Michael Willome as the new CEO of Conzzeta AG. Previous acting CEO Ernst Bärtschi will once more devote himself exclusively to his responsibilities as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Michael Willome (49, Swiss citizen) has served in various leading positions at Clariant AG, an internationally active Swiss specialty chemicals company, since 1997. In 2010, he took over responsibility for Clariant’s worldwide activities in Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS), a business unit which today generates sales of CHF 1.5 billion and has around 2300 employees. Prior to that, he had a variety of leading roles in Hong Kong, Canada and Turkey. Michael Willome graduated in economics from the University of St Gallen.

After a thorough evaluation of the various candidates, the Board of Conzzeta AG decided to appoint Michael Willome. His track record, management expertise in a global context and exceptional ability to handle highly diverse and complex operations were decisive factors in his favor. According to Chairman of the Board Ernst Bärtschi: “We are delighted to have found, in Michael Willome, the right CEO to help us move forward quickly with the transformation of Conzzeta.”

Michael Willome will take up his new position as Conzzeta CEO on January 1, 2016.


Further step towards strategic transformation

Zurich, November 10, 2020 – Conzzeta reports the signing of a binding agreement to divest its FoamPartner business unit to Recticel, the Belgium specialist in polyurethane chemistry, headquartered in Brussels and listed on Euronext (REC), for an enterprise value of CHF 270 million. The closing of the transaction is expected in the first quarter 2021, subject to regulatory approval.


Conzzeta Capital Markets Day: Bystronic to push innovation and market positions

Zurich, November 10, 2020 – Ernst Baertschi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Conzzeta, will host today’s virtual Conzzeta capital markets day. Conzzeta Group CEO Michael Willome will provide an update of the Group’s strategic transformation. Bystronic CEO Alex Waser with part of his management team will present Bystronic’s strategy.


Climbing with refugees: MAMMUT becomes a partner of the non-profit organization ClimbAID

Seon, November 5, 2020 – Mammut has entered into a partnership with the non-profit organization ClimbAID to work together on humanitarian projects allowing refugees to discover the joy of climbing. United by their shared passion for mountain sports and climbing, Mammut and the Swiss non-profit organization ClimbAID are embarking on a partnership designed to allow people affected by war, poverty and displacement to discover the joy of climbing. This long-term cooperation will focus on the implementation of humanitarian projects in Switzerland, Lebanon, Greece and beyond.