Katharina Schlager withdraws from her active position at Andy Wolf Eyewear

Katharina Schlager, founding member and shareholder, most recently Creative Director and CEO of the Austrian eyewear company Andy Wolf Eyewear, is withdrawing from the operative business at her own request, but remains a shareholder.
“In the last 12 years, I have never asked myself the question, which glasses allow you to really set your sights on success, how you can banish setbacks from the corner of your eye, or how you can correct personal points of view with regard to your career”, says Katharina Schlager. “The Andy Wolf company was my whole focus and determined every moment of my life. Professionally and privately. With great enthusiasm, I have manifested the economic success of Andy Wolf worldwide, together with our whole team, and established wide circles way beyond the geographical horizon. A look at my life and my professional role confirmed to me, there is still a great deal to do. Above all sharpen viewpoints to confront the future. And that is exactly what I have set my sights on next. I will take a time out from the business to have time to myself and with my family. To give my creativity the time and space that it deserves. I will continue to stay in the company as a shareholder and rely on our great team, ” concluded Katharina.
Together with Andreas Pirkheim and Wolfgang Scheucher, she founded the company in 2006. Andy Wolf Eyewear is based in Hartberg, Austria and available in 69 countries at selected specialist opticians and fashion stores.
Alongside the headquarters in Hartberg with neighbouring factory, a further factory in Jura in France was acquired in 2016. The subsidiary Andy Wolf, North America was founded with its headquarters in New York in the same year. A creative office was opened in Berlin in 2017 and the expansion of the headquarters in Hartberg was completed in 2018.