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Agostino Panetta, CEO of Bestheim

At the same time as the new 2016 harvest, BESTHEIM welcomes its new CEO, Agostino PANETTA.

Born in 1975 in Colmar, married and father of two children, Agostino PANETTA is graduate of a Master in International Management obtained in the late 1990s. He joined Kaysersberg Packaging at his Kunheim site at the end of his studies. His performance as a commercial engineer allowed him to be spotted by a recruitment firm that opened the doors to the chemical industry.

Initially focused on specialized gases, Agostino PANETTA will join the chemical industry in 2002 by working for the Bell laboratories based in the United States. Responsible for the Southern Europe area when he arrived, he was able to impose Bell as a major player in these markets. With these exceptional results, he was promoted to Director of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

Thanks to his great human qualities, combined with his professional abilities, he earned the recognition of his peers in his industry and convinced the members of the BESTHEIM board of directors that he is the best choice to guarantee the future of the winery and the success of future projects.

«BESTHEIM is a daring company, if only by the choice of my recruitment!» confides Agostino PANETTA, whose profile actually deviates from the expected standards. «The project and vision of the future of Bestheim was my first source of motivation to join the winery. Then, the dynamism, the competence of the teams, the quality of the equipment have strengthened my conviction to be able to carry this joint project and unite all the forces of BESTHEIM. By living forces I mean all the employees who officiate here today but also all our members, who every morning get up with the objective of producing a very beautiful and good grape, which will allow us to produce the best wines and creams possible».

As a loyal customer for several years, particularly fond of the Crémant Grand Prestige, Agostino PANETTA has as its main goal and mission to develop the BESTHEIM brand nationally and internationally.

Agostino PANETTA is also convinced that it is only through a collective presence, through the strength that represents all the actors of the vineyard, that our appellations will be able to shine internationally. He intends to participate with his confreres in this recognition and in the conquest of the notoriety that is sometimes lacking.