Wüsthof and its shareholders recently alerted customers, in a letter obtained by Gourmet Insider, that following careful consideration, effective immediately, Rene Arnold and Annette Garaghty will be leaving their co-CEO roles in North America.
The letter, written by Harald Wüsthof, CEO, stated, “Rene and Annette have been an integral part of the Wüsthof brand’s success and growth and we are grateful for their valuable contributions to the company. I would like to assure you that with the executive teams, both in Germany and the U.S., we are poised to continue the exemplary service to all of our valued customers across all aspects of our premium brand.”
In addition, Wüsthof said the brand is thankful that both Arnold and Garaghty will be assisting the company in the transition phase, until the end of the year.
“Further, I will personally remain in the U.S. during this time to ensure that all of our customers’ and partners’ needs are fully met. Working in our usual collaborative style, we will ensure a smooth transition,” he added.