In an official release, Loepfe Brothers Ltd. recently has announced the appointment of Daniel Link as Chief Executive Officer effective from May 1st, 2018. The former CEO Maurizio Wermelinger has retired but will remain as an advisor for a limited period of time to ensure a smooth transition.
The management of Loepfe shows their cordial gratefulness to Maurizio Wermelinger for his valuable contribution for the company. Maurizio Wermelinger guided Loepfe successfully over the past ten years, particularly during periods of difficult economic situations in the textile industry.
As a former Production Manager, he focused strongly on Swiss quality in manufacturing, an approach, which has been proven to be a big success. Under his aegis, several new instruments and services have been successfully developed and integrated into the portfolio.
Daniel Link is an experienced leader in the textile industry. He holds a Master in Engineering from EPFL, Lausanne, and an MBA in General Management from the University of St. Gallen. Daniel Link held several management positions in R&D and Product Management at OC Oerlikon, before he joined Rieter Management AG in 2007 as a Senior Project Manager Corporate Planning & Development. In the last 8 years, he successfully served as CEO of Bräcker AG.