Stern-Wywiol Gruppe Holding CEO Torsten Wywiol has been elected “Entrepreneur of the Year 2016”. Wywiol has been awarded since he has built up his group of twelve independent specialist companies into an internationally respected ingredients manufacturer and innovator in the fiercely competitive food industry.
Torsten Wywiol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stern-Wywiol Gruppe Holding Gmbh & Co. which operates internationally in the world of food and feed ingredients, has been elected “Entrepreneur of the Year 2016”. The “Entrepreneur of the Year” award is granted in Germany to entrepreneurs who achieve top performance and regularly bring about remarkable innovations. Torsten Wywiol was recently presented with the prestigious business award of the professional services firm EY in Berlin. This year, 34 companies reached the finals of the demanding, multi-stage competition. From this group of finalists, an independent jury selected the winners of the coveted title. In the category Consumer Products and Retail, the award went to Torsten Wywiol, who has built up his group of twelve independent specialist companies into an internationally respected ingredients manufacturer and innovator in the fiercely competitive food industry.
“We make an important contribution to human nutrition around the globe”, says Entrepreneur of the Year Torsten Wywiol. “Being a family business we have the advantage of short routes; we can respond faster to customers’ wishes and make quick decisions. A large proportion of our profits is invested in training our employees. They can plan plenty of scope and freedom into their daily activities and expect responsibility. As a company operating outside the structures of the big multi-corporate enterprises, we regard our independence as almost sacred”, Torsten Wywiol asserts: “That has always enabled us to be a little different from the rest. A bit unconventional, sometimes – but all the more creative and successful…”