Change in the Executive BoardUzwil, 01/30/2014 – Martin Menrath, Head of the Manufacturing & Logistics Division and Member of the Executive Board, has decided to retire early and to leave Bühler in the course of 2014. His successor is Holger Feldhege, who is currently Senior Vice President Manufacturing Elevator with ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG in Germany. Holger Feldhege (age 46, Dr. rer. pol.) has accumulated vast international experience in different production management functions in Asia and Europe. After graduating in production management, he acted from 1994 through 2001 as project manager, controller, and senior auditor in various international companies. In 2001, he joined ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG in Düsseldorf (Germany), switching within the Group to ThyssenKrupp Elevator Asia Pacific Ltd. in Shanghai in 2003. Holding various functions, his last position up to 2010 was that of COO Manufacturing Asia Pacific P&L in Hong Kong, where he was in charge of factories in China and Korea. He then assumed responsibility as CEO Manufacturing for the factories of the region of Central, East, and North Europe. There, he was last in charge of strategy, technology, and investments for the global elevator production network of the Group, with a sales volume of about EUR 1 billion.
Thanks to this international track record in the field of production technology, Holger Feldhege has the ideal skills and knowledge to successfully further develop the Manufacturing & Logistics division. He will assume his function at Bühler closely to Martin Menrath’s departure. Bühler thanks Martin Menrath for the excellent services he has rendered over the past six years and wishes him all the best for the future.
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.
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