February 10, 2023
Marco Gadola was unanimously elected to Bühler Group’s Board of Directors at today’s annual general shareholders’ meeting. At the same meeting, Konrad Hummler stepped down from the Board after more than 12 years of service.
Marco 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 CFO at the Hero Group, he joined Straumann Group, Basel, as CFO and VP Operations. In 2008, he was appointed CFO at Panalpina Group, Basel. From 2013 to 2019 he served as CEO of Straumann Group, a Swiss listed company with revenues exceeding CHF 2 billion.
Marco Gadola serves as 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.
Marco Gadola holds 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,” says Calvin Grieder, Chairman of the Board of Bühler.
At the same meeting, Konrad Hummler stepped down as Member of Bühler’s Board of Directors and the respective committees he was active in, having reached the statutory limit. Konrad 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,” says Calvin Grieder.
Bühler is driven by its purpose of creating innovations for a better world, balancing the needs of economy, humanity, and nature. As a relevant solution partner for the food and mobility industries, Bühler is committed to have solutions ready to multiply by 2025 at the latest that will reduce energy, waste, and water by 50 % in its customers’ value chains. Billions of people come into contact with Bühler technologies as they cover their basic needs for food and mobility every day. Two billion people each day enjoy foods produced on Bühler equipment; and one billion people travel in vehicles manufactured using parts produced with Bühler technology. Countless people wear eyeglasses, use smart phones, and read newspapers and magazines – all of which depend on Bühler process technologies and solutions. Having this global relevance, Bühler is in a unique position to turn today’s global challenges into sustainable business. Bühler contributes to safely feeding the world and is doing its part to protect the climate, producing solutions that make cars, buildings, and machinery more energy efficient.
Bühler invests up to 5 % of turnover into research and development. In 2021, some 12500 employees generated a turnover of CHF 2.7 billion. As a Swiss family-owned company, Bühler is active in 140 countries around the world and operates a global network of 103 service stations, 30 manufacturing sites, and Application & Training Centers in 24 countries.