Andy Wolf Names Stefano Barizza as Head of Design, Katharina Schlager, CEO, to be New Creative Director


Stefano Barizza (l) and Katharina Schlager.

HARTBERG, Austria—Andy Wolf Eyewear has announced that Stefano Barizza has been named the new head of design while Katharina Schlager, CEO and former head of design, will lead the company as creative director in addition to her current role. Barizza most recently joined Andy Wolf from the Michael Pachleitner Group and has been working for international eyewear companies for over 22 years. He began his career in Italy working at Safilo Group as senior product industrialization manager where he was in charge of eyewear brands including Gucci, YSL, Bottega Veneta and Boucheron. Prior to this, Barizza worked at Alain Mikli as head of product development.

“We are excited to welcome Stefano Barizza to the Andy Wolf Eyewear team. His exceptional vision for design and international experience are going to play an important part in developing our brand,” said Schlager. “Andy Wolf Eyewear has rapidly grown over the last years and besides our factory in Hartberg, we acquired a second manufactory in St. Pierre, France.”

She continued, “Additionally, we opened a new creative office in Berlin, started the subsidiary in New York and expanded the headquarters in Hartberg. In Stefano Barizza, we have found someone who understands the world of Andy Wolf Eyewear and who will support us with his vision in the future.”