New Co-Managing Director appointed from within our company


The German drinking glass manufacturer Stölzle Lausitz has strengthened its Management with the appointment of Ronald Brieger (55) as Co-Managing Director with responsibilities for the areas of production, technology and glass decoration. His remit covers the entire technical part of glass production from the design of new glasses through to shipping. Johann Nagl remains as Managing Director responsible for the areas of Sales, Marketing, E-commerce as well as Finance and Controlling.

Ronald Brieger has been involved in the mechanical glass production at Weisswasser for many years. The Mechanical Engineering graduate previously worked as a Plant Manager in the Stölzle Lausitz glass factory. After joining the plant in 1989, he was initially responsible for the machine park and maintenance prior to becoming Plant Manager in 2008. Brieger is married and has two children. He particularly likes to use his free time for extensive cycling tours in the nearby countryside as well as further surroundings.

Brieger's appointment as Co-Managing Director at Stölzle Lausitz GmbH by Dr. Cornelius Grupp, Owner of Stölzle Lausitz GmbH, was seen as a sign of the appreciation of his previous performance as well as an expression of the trust and belief that the high quality level in the production of machine-blown drinking glasses in Weisswasser could be further developed.

The requirements in the high-quality goblet glass industry have grown extensively in recent years. “Ronald Brieger has shown superb judgement in perfecting the pulled stem process and has had great success. With his production team, he managed to create such noble and finely blown glasses that can hardly be distinguished from mouth-blown glasses.” says Johann Nagl. He is looking forward to working together in the newly created consortium and sees strengthening the technical competence in the Management as a valuable basis for the further development of the glass specialist.


About Stölzle Lausitz:

Stölzle Lausitz GmbH is one of the leading drinking glass manufacturers worldwide. With a daily production of 100,000 to 130,000 glasses and sales in over 120 countries around the world, connoisseurs in the catering trade, at wineries and in their homes drink their drinks from the glasses from the Saxon white water factory. The assortment ranges from high-quality wine, sparkling wine, champagne and beer glasses to cocktail, long drink, digestif and mixed drink glasses through to glass cups, carafes and jugs.

The company, whose turnover was over 48 million euros last year, has products from the Stölzle Lausitz and Oberglas brands in its range. Stölzle Lausitz GmbH is part of the glass division of the Austrian CAG Holding, which is also active in various economic sectors. The sister company in the glass division, Stölzle-Oberglas GmbH, mainly produces bottles for high-quality spirits and perfume bottles, while Stölzle Lausitz GmbH specializes in the development, production and decoration of drinking glasses.