NOVOL Succession Gala - a new chapter in the company’s history
The NOVOL Succesion Gala was held on 7th October 2016, at the “Earth Hall” in Poznań.
“38 years ago I never suspected that I would be standing here, handing over the reins to the next generation” said Piotr Nowakowski, President of the Board, on Friday, inaugurating this historic Gala.
The first part of the Gala featured speeches given by Senior Presidents - Piotr Nowakowski and Piotr Olewiński, and the Successors - Filip Nowakowski and Paweł Olewiński.
The speeches were followed by a symbolic handing-over of power – the endowment of their first putty mixing tools. This unique moment was witnessed by guests, among them representatives of the local government, academic circles, friends and, first and foremost, company employees and business partners.
Then the guests took over; professor Marian Gorynia, Chancellor of Poznań University of Economics, Mieczysław Bąk, chairman of the nationwide Fair Play Enterprise program committee, and Andrzej Byrt, Polish Ambassador to France. Stanisław Rubiszewski, Head of Production, spoke on behalf of the employees, and representatives of companies members of the capital group handed gifts to Senior Presidents.
Senior Presidents received unique ex-libris made by Hanna T. Głowacka, and Successors received sculptures of Centaurus by the renowned artist Robert Tomak.
The second part of the Gala included a live performance by the band “Raz Dwa Trzy”. The official part was followed by a banquet for nearly eight hundred guests who had the opportunity to enjoy, among other specialties, wines from the Mierzęcin Palace vineyard.
On behalf of the Presidents, we want to thank all the guests for their presence at the Succesion Gala.