UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — On July 1, 2016 Stefan Scheiber will succeed Calvin Grieder as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Bühler, the company announced on July 9.

Grieder, who has successfully had this position for 15 years, will then focus on his role as chairman of the board, a position he has held since 2014. 

Scheiber, 49, has been working for Bühler since 1988. In the course of his 25-year career with Bühler, he has headed various sales and production organizations in Kenya, South Africa and Germany, living and working some 15 years abroad. In 2005, he was appointed head of the Sales and Service Division, thus becoming a member of the executive board of Bühler. In 2009, he took charge of the Food Processing Division and in 2014 of the entire Grains & Food business of Bühler.

The company’s board of directors said it welcomes this early succession planning for the top executive level of the group. This will ensure that the long-term corporate strategy is continued, which aims at ensuring the profitable growth of the group, the company said. This continuity has characterized Bühler for many decades.

The succession planning for Scheiber as CEO of the Grains & Food business is already in progress.