DKB Household UK appoints new managing director

Diethelm Keller Group (DKB) has announced the appointment of Rene Stutz as managing director of its UK business.

DKB said Rene brings ‘considerable experience in the housewares industry globally, holding senior management positions across a range of international housewares brands including Fissler, All-Clad, Wüsthof and Victorinox’.

Reporting to Will Symonds, global ceo of manual appliances, Rene Stutz will assume management responsibility for all UK-based employees.

Will commented: “As we enter a new, transformational phase in our development, we are looking to strengthen and enhance our existing, talented senior leadership team. I am therefore excited to announce the arrival of Rene Stutz.

“Having such an accomplished leader based in our UK company will be tremendous for the whole business, cementing the UK’s position as a key operations hub for long into the future, and helping to support the overall development of the manual appliances business as we continue to transform and grow it.”

DKB Manual Appliances is an international housewares company with a direct presence in UK, USA, Switzerland, China, Australia and New Zealand and trading relationships in over 60 countries. Known for its Zyliss (kitchen gadgets, knives, cookware), Cole & Mason (mills and seasoning) and Culinare (kitchen gadgets) brands as well as its long-standing licence partnerships with Jamie Oliver and Ken Hom, the company is 100% owned by the privately held Diethelm Keller Group which is based at Zurich in Switzerland.


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