SWITZERLAND – The global milling equipment supplier, Buhler Group has appointed Rainer Schulz, former CEO of the global REHAU Group to its board of directors.

Rainer was elected to the board during the company’s general shareholders’ meeting and will resume his role with immediate effect.

Buhler describes the new board member as an experienced business expert with an impressive industrial track record who will ensure continuity in the further development of the group.

Rainer Schulz is a Swiss national and holds a degree in production technology, for which he was awarded the promotion prize of the Association of German Engineers VDI.

He first held various materials management and production supply chain positions in the electronics and mechanical engineering industries.

Since 1995, Rainer Schulz has acted as head of production and later as general head of purchasing in charge of global procurement at the jet engine builder BMW Rolls-Royce AeroEngines.

He joined REHAU Group in 2001 as Chief Operating Officer in charge of the company management of the engineering, production, and materials management functions.

In 2010, Rainer Schulz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the REHAU Group, a position he held until mid-2018.

Rainer joins Buhler after Josef M. Müller resigned from Bühler’s Board of Directors last year due to reaching the statutory age limit.

In February, Buhler appointed Mark Macus as the company’s new CFO effective September 1, 2019, succeeding Andreas Herzog who will be retiring from the company.

Buhler has opened its CUBIC innovation campus, featuring eight application centers at its headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland.

The new facility aims to drive innovation, training and development of new and sustainable solutions in pasta, grain technology, bakery, chocolate, coffee and die-casting applications.