After obtaining his degree in Production Engineering, Rainer Schulz 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 manufacturer BMW Rolls-Royce AeroEngines. In 2001, Rainer Schulz moved on to the global REHAU Group. As Chief Operating Officer, he was first in charge within the context 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, holding this position up to mid-2018.
Rainer Schulz was appointed to the Bühler Board of Directors in 2019. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Eisenmann SE (DE) and RUAG International Holding AG, where he is also Chairman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee. Since mid-2020, he has also been a member of the Advisory Board of the German Röchling SE & Co KG. Due to a vacancy, he suspended his Advisory Board mandate in autumn 2021 and took over the function as Chairman of the Group Executive Board on an interim basis. Rainer Schulz is a Swiss national who was born in Germany in 1965.