Stefan Scheiber, chief executive officer of the Bühler Group, was elected as a new member of the board of directors of Bühler Holding AG at an extraordinary general shareholders’ meeting on August 28, 2020.
Scheiber began his career at the Uzwil, Switzerland-headquartered company in 1986 and has spent more than 30 years within different functions. From 1988, he has worked in various international management positions in multiple locations, including East and South Africa, Eastern Europe and Germany.
Employing approximately 12,800 people around the world and generating sales of CHF 3.3 billion in 2019, Bühler is engaged in numerous food equipment, transport technology and energy reduction businesses, among other enterprises. Its state-of-the-art optical sorting machines are utilized extensively in the frozen food production sector.
Scheiber took charge of Bühler’s Brewing/Malting and Rice business units in 1999, and thereafter assumed overall responsibility for the company in Germany. From mid-2005, he 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. Scheiber 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. Scheiber was appointed chief executive officer of the Bühler Group in July of 2016. He is a member of the board of directors of the Kistler Group and a member of the executive committee of Swissmem.
Ruth Metzler-Arnold Will Resign in February
Meanwhile, Ruth Metzler-Arnold (pictured above) announced she will resign from her assignments as a member of 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 served as a director since 2011 and as chairwoman of the Audit Committee for the last six and a half years.
Board member Rainer E. Schulz (pictured below) will succeed Metzler-Arnold as the new chairman of the Audit Committee.