The new CEO Jan Rosenberg is now managing the family-owned company Silhouette International, based in Linz, Austria, together with COO and CFO Thomas Windischbauer.

Jan Rosenberg boasts a significant background in international brands and sales, as well as many years of experience from a diverse range of leading companies. He was a member of the board at Triumph International and CEO of the CBR Fashion Group. As new CEO of Silhouette International, he assumes immediate responsibility of marketing, sales, product development, design and human resources.


What started as the founding vision of Anneliese and Arnold Schmied in 1964 – glasses as an accessory – is now the leading global name in premium eyewear: Silhouette International. The Austrian, family-owned company sets new standards in terms of innovation, quality and design, with it’s own brands Silhouette and neubau eyewear and with the licensed brand adidas Sport eyewear. In 1999 Silhouette revolutionised the world of eyewear with the introduction of Titan Minimal Art. Weighing only 1.8 grams, there are no frames, screws or hinges. Silhouette turns over approximately 150 million euros a year, generated in more than 100 countries, with exports lying at 95%. Silhouette International is still owned 100% by the Schmied family.