UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — Rainer Schulz, former chief executive officer of REHAU Group, was unanimously elected to Bühler Group’s board of directors on June 21.

With his appointment, the board has added an experienced business expert with an impressive industrial track record who will ensure continuity in the further development of Bühler, the company said.

 Schulz is a Swiss national, married, and lives with his family in the region of Emmental in Switzerland. After obtaining a degree in production technology, for which he was awarded the promotion prize of the Association of German Engineers VDI, Schulz first held various materials management and production supply chain positions in the electronics and mechanical engineering industries.

 Starting in 1995, Schulz has acted as head of production and later as general head of purchasing in charge of global procurement at the jet engine builder BMW Rolls-Royce AeroEngines.

In 2001, he moved on to the global REHAU Group. As chief operating officer, he was in charge within the context of the company management of the engineering, production, and materials management functions. In 2010, Schulz was appointed CEO of the REHAU Group, a position he held until mid-2018.