Wüsthof has appointed Bridget DeGroot as vp/finance at Wüsthof USA, a newly created position for the company. She will begin her new role on November 2 and will report directly to Harald Wüsthof, managing partner of the Wüsthof Group.
In her new role, DeGroot will oversee the U.S. finance team and will play an integral role in building the financial foundation necessary to enable growth and inspire financial engagement across the Wüsthof organization. She will also work in close partnership with the German finance team and other executives within Wüsthof.
DeGroot comes to Wüsthof with extensive experience and a proven track record of success in accounting and financial planning and analysis. Her previous positions include as director, corporate controller, and other leadership roles in accounting, supply chain controlling and reporting. She has held these positions at companies such as Beiersdorf, Heineken, Remy Cointreau and The Dannon Company.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bridget to Wüsthof and are pleased to add her extensive finance experience to our executive leadership team,” said Harald Wüsthof. “We look forward to having her guidance and fresh perspective as we continue to navigate these uncertain times, while evolving as a brand and forging ahead to the future.”