Riedel Crystal names Maximilian Riedel President

Riedel Crystal will, this year, see the tenth generational change in its management, when George J. Riedel will be succeeded by his son Maximilian J. Riedel. The Riedel company has been a global leader in the glass and crystal sector for the past 250 years.

On 1 July 2013 Riedel Crystal will see the tenth generational change in its management: George J. Riedel will, in fact, be succeeded by his son Maximilian J. Riedel.
Both father and son deem that this is the right time to hand over to the new generation. Georg J. Riedel, who started work in the company in 1973, revolutionized the culture of wine thanks to constant work with the most important wine experts such as Robert Mondavi, Marcel Guidal, Angelo Gaja to name just a few. As Managing Director, Georg J. Riedel has led the company to important success, also thanks to his business ability and inclination towards innovative design.
Georg J. Riedel: “As owner, I will obviously remain closely connected to the company. I am proud that my son has also been able to expand Riedel’s business in North America with important results, contributing considerably to the growth of the company.” He went on to say: “My daughter Laetizia Riedel – Röthlisberger will be working side by side with her brother as company lawyer and ambassador of the company brand.”
In his position as president, Maximilian J. Riedel said: “I am proud to follow in the footsteps of my father and to continue his successful work. My aim is that of strengthening our position in Europe – our core market – to expand our branch in China, as well as to open new markets in Latin America over the next three years.”
Riedel, global leader in the glass and crystal sector for the past 250 years, is the first company in history to have recognized that the shape of a glass has an effect on the flavour of the wine it contains.
Riedel, recognized as the original trademark of glasses for wines, spirits, and accessories, is distributed all over Europe, the Americas and Asia, and is chosen by the best restaurants in the world.