Stefan Scheiber has been appointed as member of corporate management with effect from July 1. He will head the global Sales and Service division and there-fore succeeds René Steiner, who is taking charge of the Buhler affiliate in North America.
The board of directors of Bühler AG appointed Stefan Scheiber to corporate management with effect from July 1. In his new function, Scheiber will be in charge of the global Sales and Service division, which includes 43 affiliates and numerous branch offices in over 140 countries. The 39-year-old busi-ness administrator has held international management positions for Buhler since 1986, among other locations in Kenya and South Africa. Swiss-born Scheiber was last employed for almost seven years with Bühler Braunschweig GmbH in Germany. There, he was first active as head of the Brewing/Malting business unit and then additionally took charge of the overall organization with some 750 employees.
The Sales and Service division manager up to now, René Steiner, will move to Minneapolis to act as new head of the U.S. affiliate and to further strengthen growth in this market with its substantial potential. Steiner has been with Buhler since 1968 in a wide variety of functions. Up to 1997, he was in charge of the Buhler affiliate in South Africa. He was appointed to corporate management after returning to Uzwil. For three years, Achim Klotz had headed the North American affiliate on an interim basis in addition to his function as manager of the Buhler Die Casting division. Now, Klotz will focus again entirely on the Die Casting division at Group headquarters.
Buhler is a global Technology Group and System Partner for plant and equipment and for process expertise in the fields of Food Processing, Chemical Engineering, and Die Casting, with a worldwide payroll of about 6,100.
For more information, please contact:
Detlef Janssen, Head of Corporate Communications, Bühler AG, CH- 9240 Uzwil
T +41 71 955 33 99, F +41 71 955 38 51, E-mail detlef.janssen(at)buhlergroup.com