UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — Marco Gadola was unanimously elected to Bühler Group’s board of directors at the Feb. 10 annual general shareholders’ meeting. At the same meeting, Konrad Hummler stepped down from the board after more than 12 years of service.

Gadola, 59, a Swiss and French national, started his career in banking and later worked at Novartis International Ltd., Basel, Switzerland, as audit manager.

From 1992, he spent nine years at Hilti Group in senior commercial, sales, and finance positions working in Liechtenstein, the United States, Spain, and Germany. After five years as chief financial officer (CFO) at the Hero Group, he joined Straumann Group, Basel, as CFO and vice president of operations.

In 2008, he was appointed CFO at Panalpina Group, Basel. From 2013 to 2019 he was chief executive officer of Straumann Group, a Swiss listed company with revenues exceeding CHF 2 billion.

Gadola is president of the board of directors of DKSH, president of the board of directors of WS Audiology and Medartis Holding AG, vice president of the board of directors of MCH Group AG and member of the board of directors of Straumann Group.

Gadola has a master’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

“With his appointment, Bühler’s board is gaining an accomplished and proven executive with nearly three decades of experience in the tools, medical, and logistics fields,” said Calvin Grieder, chairman of the board of Bühler.

At the same meeting, Hummler stepped down as a member of Bühler’s board of directors and the respective committees he was active in, having reached the statutory limit. Hummler has been a member of the board of directors since 2010.

“We thank Konrad Hummler for his foresight and great contributions to our company and wish him all the best for his professional and personal future,” Grieder said.