Bühler appoints CEO Stefan Scheiber to group’s board as Ruth Metzler announces resignation

SWITZERLAND – Swiss grain and food processing solutions provider, Bühler Group has elected the company’s CEO, Stefan Scheiber as a new board member with immediate effect.

According to the company, Scheiber was unanimously elected as a new member of the Board of Directors of Bühler Holding AG at an extraordinary general shareholders’ meeting.

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Scheiber began his career at the Switzerland-headquartered company in 1986 and has spent more than 30 years undertaking different functions.

From 1988, he has worked in various international management positions in multiple locations, including East and South Africa, Eastern Europe and Germany.

In 1999, he took charge of the Brewing/Malting and Rice business units and thereafter, assumed overall responsibility for Bühler in Germany.

From mid-2005, Scheiber headed the Sales & Services division as a Member of the Executive Board.

In 2009, he was assigned Division Manager of the Engineered Products Division which he reorganized into the Food Processing and the Advanced Material divisions. He led the Food Processing division as of 2009.

In 2014, he integrated the Food Processing and the Grain Processing divisions, creating the Grains & Food business, which he led until 2016.

Stefan Scheiber was appointed CEO of the Bühler Group on July 1, 2016.

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He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Kistler Group and a Member of the Executive Committee of Swissmem.

Meanwhile, Ruth Metzler-Arnold has announced she will resign from the Board of Directors and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee of Bühler Group with effect by the ordinary general shareholders’ meeting on February 11, 2021.

She has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Bühler since 2011 and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee for the last six and a half years.

Rainer E. Schulz, Member of the Board of Directors, shall succeed Ruth Metzler-Arnold as the new Chairman of the Audit Committee.

“The shareholders as well as the Members of the Board of Directors express their sincere thanks to both, Ruth Metzler-Arnold as well as Stefan Scheiber for their long-time commitment and dedication to Bühler, and wish them all the very best,” the company stated.

Bühler is active in 140 countries around the world and operates a global network of 98 service stations, 32 manufacturing sites, and 25 application centers. In 2020, the company celebrates its 160th anniversary.

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