Saturday, 15 December 2018


Bühler Inc., a global leader in process engineering and technology for food, feed, and advanced industrial materials, announces the appointment of Andy Sharpe (pictured) as president and CEO, effective January 1, 2019.

Sharpe succeeds René Steiner, who will be retiring, capping off a successful 50-year career at Bühler. Steiner will remain with Bühler throughout the official transition to ensure continuity of operations and continue to develop important customer relationships.

Sharpe has more than 20 years’ experience with Bühler, working across all functions of the organization, including sales, marketing, research and development, engineering, manufacturing, and executive leadership.

“We are happy that, with Andy Sharpe, we were able to find a seasoned and successful Business Leader as successor for René. Andy’s appointment will allow us to further develop relationships with our customers, based on the foundation laid by René and to provide continuity to our teams in North America,” said Bühler Group’s global head of sales and service, Dieter Voegtli. 

Sharpe’s world-renowned technology solutions, his goals are to improve quality, project execution, and ultimately bring Bühler closer to its customers; helping them reach their goals of sustainability, productivity, and profitability.

“It’s an exciting time to take over the helm of Bühler North America as we advance a phase of equipment solutions and digital innovations that allow our customers to satisfy the basic food, mobility, and communications needs for billions of people, every day. As president and CEO, my goal is to perpetuate Bühler’s world class expertise, to help our customers grow their businesses across all industries, as well as create a workplace where our employees can thrive and do their very best,” said Sharpe. 

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