WAGNER Appoints Guido Bergman and Michael Müller as CEOs

Date: 17/05/2023
Categories: Corporate

Bergman and Müller will jointly lead the WAGNER group, following Bruno Niemeyer retirement.

Wagner International AG has appointed Guido Bergman and Michael Müller jointly as Chief Executive Officers, effective July 1. Both will act as the dual leadership of the international WAGNER group of companies united under the umbrella of Wagner International AG. Dr. Bruno Niemeyer, who has led WAGNER as CEO of the WAGNER Group and Managing Director of J. Wagner GmbH since 2016, will retire on June 30.

Guido Bergman joined WAGNER in February 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer of the Decorative Finishing Division and took over the management of the division in February 2015. Michael Müller joined WAGNER in May 2018 and since then has been CEO of the Industrial Solutions Division and, together with Dr. Bruno Niemeyer, Managing Director of J. Wagner GmbH, Markdorf.

Under the joint leadership of Bruno Niemeyer, Guido Bergman and Michael Müller, the corporate strategy "WINNOVATION 2025" was developed and implemented, which consistently focuses WAGNER on innovation and digitalization in all areas. In their new dual leadership, Bergman and Müller will continue to develop the WAGNER Group.

"We are convinced that with Guido Bergman and Michael Müller as CEOs we are excellently positioned to continue the success of the WAGNER Group. Today, our thanks go to the previous Group CEO Bruno Niemeyer, who, together with his team, has brought WAGNER forward in the best possible way”, said Zygmunt Mierdorf, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wagner International AG.

Guido Bergman

Guido Bergman has a broad background in product management, marketing and sales at companies such as Unilever, Mars and Grohe and was Vice President Global Marketing at Grohe AG before his start at WAGNER.

Since joining WAGNER in 2013, Guido Bergman has been working for the company's DIY and craftspeople division and has held various positions with global responsibility for the realignment of the division and its significant growth. In particular, the entry into e-commerce and the successful product innovations contributed to the success. He has been CEO of the Decorative Finishing Division for eight years.

Michael Müller

Michael Müller has many years of experience as a managing director in various management positions, including development, product management and international sales. Before joining WAGNER, he managed three companies of the Wittenstein Group over a period of six years and was most recently Managing Director of Wittenstein alpha GmbH, a leading company in the mechatronic drive technology segment.

For the past five years, Michael Müller has been CEO of WAGNER's Industrial Solutions Division, which includes powder and liquid paint coating as well as bonding, sealing, LSR and casting technology segments. During this time, Michael Müller has restructured the division and positioned it excellently for the future.

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