TAG: Bjoern Fischer

People on the Move: Bartlett VP retires, Stihl, Gelderman

January 27, 2016By

Peter Becker has retired as senior vice president and Mid-Atlantic division manager of Bartlett Tree Experts after 40 years with the company. John Smithmyer, previously assistant division manager, has been promoted to vice president and division manager. Becker joined Bartlett in 1973 as an intern and assumed the role of Mid-Atlantic division manager in 1989. He worked closely with Smithmyer, who has served as assistant division manager... read more

People on the Move: Stihl’s Fred Whyte, ELM, Ruppert

January 6, 2016By

Stihl’s outgoing president, Fred Whyte, will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors following his retirement in December. He also will act in an advisory role by providing strategic counsel to the incoming president, Bjoern Fischer, and his executive management team. Whyte has worked with Stihl for more than 44 years and served as president for the... read more

OPEI adds 3 new board members

October 1, 2015By

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) will add three additional board members Oct. 21 at the opening of GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America. The new board members include: • Tom Duncan, president and CEO, Positec USA; • David Withers, president, Jacobsen; and • Bjoern Fischer, incoming president, Stihl. “Board members play a vital role in overseeing our work, ensuring we continue... read more

Stihl president will retire this year

June 29, 2015By

Stihl President Fred Whyte will retire at the end of this year. Bjoern Fischer, Stihl’s current vice president of finance, will assume the duties of president beginning in 2016. Whyte has been with Stihl for 44 years, and he has served as president for 23 years. “It has been a great privilege to lead Stihl and to be a part... read more