REVIEW OF ONE YEAR AT QUO
ANDREAS HALBLEIB TAKES A LOOK BACK AT HIS FIRST EVENTFUL YEAR AT QUO
On 1 September 2018 Andreas Halbleib started as the new CEO of QUO AG. Andreas brought with him many years of experience in management positions and extensive knowledge of change processes. In his career to date, Andreas has shared responsibility for the technical association of the Lafarge and Holcim groups.
At QUO, Andreas was entrusted with the task of making the company fit for the future. To this end, Andreas developed a strategy that gave the team new responsibilities and was to realign the various divisions with the help of task forces.
Even before the change process had really started, the accidental death of a long-standing colleague overshadowed the events in February 2019. Instead of motivation to achieve something new, uncertainty and lack of understanding prevailed for a short time. Andreas led the team through these stormy times and managed the balancing act between “looking forward” and “remembering”.
In April, QUO celebrated its 19th birthday: a successful team evening with delicious food and great activities in Zurich put the team in the right mood for the rest of the business year.
But before the change process could be actively continued, QUO had to implement a few internal restructuring measures. Even in this situation, Andreas managed to motivate the team to contribute optimally to the success of the company. Thanks to the tireless commitment of the team and the goal-oriented, motivating management of Andreas Halbleib, QUO was able to master the challenges and is now able to concentrate fully on the future.
In order to further support the customers in the best possible way, Andreas has expanded the interdisciplinary QUO team and added additional engineers, material scientists, industrial designers and experts in the field of industrialization.
QUO will continue to strive to develop for its customers the products, processes and technologies of tomorrow and to establish itself as a trendsetter in the industry.