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08.06.2020 Top management changes at Bühler

Bühler Group, Uzwil, Switzerland, has announced the death on 9th June of executive board member Dieter Vögtli who passed away last Friday 5th June, following a short but serious illness. Dieter Vögtli headed the global service and sales (SAS) organisation of the company and was previously responsible for Bühler’s business in Asia. “We lose a great entrepreneur, a powerful leader, and a very close friend,” said Stefan Scheiber, CEO, Bühler Group.

Dieter Vögtli, a mechanical engineer who graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), started his career as a global power plant commissioning engineer at the Switzerland-based Brown Boveri Co. He joined Bühler in 2004, first as country head for China, and from 2009 onwards also as head of Bühler Group Asia Pacific. With his entrepreneurial attitude and deep market understanding, combined with strong empathy for customers and employees, he was fundamental to the success and growth of Bühler over the past 16 years, especially in Asia. After handing over his responsibilities to his successor in Asia, he relocated with his family back to Switzerland in 2018. Mr Vögtli passionately cared for his customers, employees and for the Bühler company. “Through this, he has created a great reputation for Bühler and for himself. We are ever thankful to Dieter Vögtli for his 16 years of service to the company. Our thoughts are with his wife and family,” said Stefan Scheiber.

Samuel Schär has taken over the responsibilities as head of the global SAS organisation, in addition to his current function as CEO of the company’s advanced materials business. This internal succession move had been in preparation for a longer time. Mr Schär graduated as a physics engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and joined Bühler in 2002. He took charge of the then newly founded nanotechnology business unit in 2005 and was later responsible for the business area grinding & dispersing. In 2013, Mr Schär was promoted to Bühler's executive board as the CEO of the advanced materials business. “We consider ourselves fortunate to ensure continuity for our important global service and sales organisation with Samuel Schär, who is a very successful and experienced member of our team. We wish him the best of success in this new role,” said CEO Scheiber.


The late Dieter Vögtli



















Samuel Schär

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