Burkhard Böndel takes over corporate communications for the Bühler Group.Uzwil, 10/21/2014 – Burkhard Böndel has taken over management of corporate communications for the Bühler Group with immediate effect. Besides internal and external communications, his area of responsibility also includes brand management for the company. He reports to the group executive board member, Andreas Herzog, Chief Financial Officer for Bühler. Burkhard Böndel (50 years old, German citizen), studied history and communication science in Münster, Germany. He then worked as a journalist for almost 10 years, including a period as editor of the business magazine, “WirtschaftsWoche” in Düsseldorf. Following other roles as managing partner of various communications agencies, Böndel moved to the industrial group, OC Oerlikon, in 2006. He managed company communications for more than eight years there, including investor relations, marketing and branding.
“We are delighted to have obtained a proven communications professional in Burkhard Böndel”, says Calvin Grieder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bühler Group. Bühler has developed rapidly over the last few years, and sales, global presence and the workforce have all increased considerably. “It is now time to adapt company communication in terms of its significance for the company, and to realign it”, says CEO Grieder.
“Bühler is a fantastic company with a great reputation, and has leading technologies and market positions. As a family-managed company with a strong focus on values, Bühler has the best preconditions to fully develop the potential of the brand, to thus optimally support the further development of the company”, says Burkhard Böndel.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for making foods and advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a global payroll of over 10,000. In fiscal 2013, the company generated sales revenue of CHF 2322 million.
Contact for the media:
Burkhard Böndel, Head of Corporate Communications, Bühler AG, 9240 Uzwil, Switzerland
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