Swiss subsidiary celebrates its 40th anniversary Drummers, dancers, philosophers

Drummers, dancers, philosophers

During the 40th anniversary celebration, Dr Ulrich Stiebel (left) and Dr Nicholas Matten (centre) thank Paul Stalder, managing director of STIEBEL ELTRON Switzerland, for his dedication and commitment.

The Swiss subsidiary Stiebel Eltron AG celebrated its 40th anniversary together with numerous clients and business partners. Several hundred guests met in the Campus Saal in Brugg-Windisch, only a few minutes by car from the company headquarters in Lupfig. Radio host Judith Wernli charmingly conducted guests through the event, which kicked off with a laudatory speech by Swiss television presenter Stefan Klapproth. He entertained the audience with a witty and eloquent speech, which was followed by a short interview with Dr Ulrich Stiebel and Dr Nicholas Matten. This was also an opportunity to celebrate an “anniversary within an anniversary”, as Dr Matten explained: “Paul Stalder has been with Stiebel Eltron for 30 years.” Dr Stiebel and Dr Matten thanked the long-time managing director of one of the most successful subsidiaries of the company for his tireless commitment.

Next up was an impressive and thought-provoking speech by the business philosopher Anders Indset. In his refreshing style, the Norwegian shared his ideas and philosophy about the future and how society will change. He vehemently called upon the audience to constantly question the status quo, to seek out new paths and to articulate inconvenient truths when necessary. His view on the gender debate was also provocative: “The same applies in business as in other areas of life: women can do everything better than men! I predict that even without quotas, women will come out on top in all companies.”

After a short break, during with guests were able to enjoy some delicious canapés, there was some entertainment: the electrifying drumming show by Drums2Streets was a rhythmic tour de force, made even more impressive by the outlandish instruments and imaginative sets. A show specially choreographed for the anniversary celebration was presented by the multi-award-winning Swiss street-dance champions Focus Crew. The successful combo with international experience combined different dance styles and got everyone into the party mood. The evening’s entertainment was rounded off with a concert by blues singer Philipp Fankhauser.