Stefanie Sommer, new CSO, Gabriel-Chemie. (Photo credit: Gabriel Chemie)


Entering a new age for Gabriel-Chemie: Stefanie Sommer is Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer (CSO)

| Business function | Gabriel-Chemie | Gumpoldskirchen | Austria

The group is proud to announce that Stefanie Sommer, daughter of CEO Elisabeth Sommer, and granddaughter of founder Josef Houska, will take over a new important strategic role in the company. Stefanie Sommer will assume the role of Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer (CSO) with immediate effect.

As a still second-generation owner-managed family business, Gabriel-Chemie is today one of Europe’s leading masterbatch producers after almost 70 years of existence. A long-term and, above all, sustainable strategy is therefore a priority that focuses on delivering high quality and innovation. Sustainability has been a strong focus for Gabriel-Chemie in recent years. Responsibility and awareness of resource-efficient processes pave the way for the group into the future. As Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer Stefanie Sommer will support the Board of Management in creating strategic goals. Her core task is to formulate and transfer the company strategy and the arising strategic initiatives into operational planning.

The upcoming generations in the family business are adding their voice to the drive for sustainability. The group-wide initiatives to support the sustainability-strategy also include NIR (near infrared) products, PCR (post consumer recycling) masterbatches, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), awareness, circular economy and recycling, brand identity & personality. During the implementation of these goals she will focus on the alignment of decisions with the owner family’s economic, ecologic and social values.