Calvin Grieder to take over as c.e.o. of Buhler in January

by Emily Wilson
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The global technology group Buhler AG recently announced a major change in its executive management by naming Calvin Grieder chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2001.

"Executive management and supervisory board functions are being separated at the moment when the modernization of the group has reached an advanced stage," Buhler said in a statement released in mid-August. "Associated with this is a major step in settling the question of succession in top corporate management."

Mr. Grieder will succeed Urs Buhler as c.e.o.; Mr. Buhler will continue to "shape strategic decisions" as president of the company's board of directors, Buhler said.

"The transfer of executive management responsibilities at Buhler AG comes at a moment when business is strong," Buhler said. "One of the important tasks of the new c.e.o. will be to continue the dynamic development of the group."

Mr. Grieder, 45, will join Buhler after 20 years in management positions at Georg Fischer, Burkert-Contromatic, Mikron, SIG Schweizerische Industrie and Swisscom. He also is a process engineer and a graduate of the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

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