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Viega Names Brettschneider as CEO

Sept. 28, 2020
Markus Brettschneider replaces Dave Garlow, who stepped down this month after 20 years at Viega.


Viega LLC named Markus Brettschneider as its new CEO and president. He replaces Dave Garlow, who resigned Sept. 1. In his new position, Brettschneider is responsible for the overall operations of Viega.

Brettschneider was hired after an international search. He most recently was with ABB, where he was group senior vice president and global head of marketing and sales for industrial automation and global head of group solutions and channels. ABB is a global technology company specializing in robotics, motion, electrification and automation technology.

Before that, he held management positions with FrieslandCampina, Refresco, SIG Combibloc and other firms. He has an MBA from Edinburgh Management School and a degree in international marketing from Cooperate State University in Schwenningen, Germany.

“I was attracted to Viega because of the culture, the customers, the portfolio and the great opportunities to grow,” Brettschneider said. “When the opportunity came up, it was really quite a simple decision. I like working for a family-owned company with strong values and great culture, and I’m excited to continue this growth journey with the team.”

Garlow, the outgoing CEO, was with Viega for 20 years in various roles. He will help ensure a smooth transition to Brettschneider’s leadership.