Succession Strategy

Yes, we have a succession strategy

On 1 May 2017, our company founder Leo Kuster took the step into partial retirement. But luckily CREALET AG does not have to do without Leo Kuster’s services: he will continue to be the company’s vice president and consultant.


Leo Kuster (left) and Walter Wirz (right) enjoying a drink and a snack after a successful Techtextil 2017


Together with our customers, Leo Kuster developed and designed devices for the controlled warp feeding on weaving machines. In the early days of his professional career, he dealt with mechanical warp beam brake units on weaving machines. At this time the tension of the warp threads was generated with braking. More than 30 years ago, he realized the first warp drive for the feeding of fancy yarns from warp beam in high position. This development resulted in patents on the controlled warp thread feed systems. He also laid a further milestone in the field of tire cord manufacture with warp feeding and cloth take-up. His latest development was a let-off unit that covers a wide range of applications in the most varied areas of narrow and wide weaving.

We would like to thank Leo Kuster for his excellent work and his long-term commitment to the company as well as his future-oriented thinking to pass on his know-how to his successor and son Mario Kuster. We wish him all the best for the next part of his life.

Mario Kuster (hc.te1550822220laerc1550822220@rets1550822220uk.oi1550822220ram1550822220 ) joined CREALET AG in 2007 as a mechanical engineer. During this time, he has developed engineering projects for the automotive industry in the field of plant construction as well as the latest developments in the supply of carbon fiber from creel to the weaving machine. We wish Mario Kuster success in his new function.

Andreas Wirz (hc.te1550822220laerc1550822220@zriw1550822220.saer1550822220dna1550822220 ) has been working as a technical assistant since 2015. As an electrical engineer he is responsible for further developments in the field of electronic applications. However, he is also introduced into the operational management and is planned for the succession of Walter Wirz.

We were fortunate that both sons will take over the management in the future.

CREALET AG is ready: We are looking forward to moving into the future with you.


Mario Kuster (left) and Andreas Wirz (right) discussion a project at the head office in Eschenbach.