February 11, 2019
Bühler appoints new CFO
Andreas Herzog, Bühler's CFO for the last 17 years, will retire officially on September 1 this year, the company announced.
Mark Macus, who was previously at Bühler for five years and currently serves as CFO of the Vitra Group, will take over Herzong's position at the Bühler which develops technologies for various food and grain sectors, including applications for feed processing.
Herzog has made a substantial contribution towards the professionalisation and globalisation of Bühler.
"Withdrawing from the CFO position of Bühler after 17 years is an emotional moment for me. Bühler is a unique organization, in which the family spirit is still alive. But the company must renew itself permanently, and this also impacts my own function," said Herzog.
Upon his retirement, Herzog plans to devote his time to various board mandates and to the support of Bühler in its development of new business models and commitment to start-ups.
"We thank Andy cordially for his untiring and passionate commitment, to which Bühler owes much of its success," said Calvin Grieder, the company's chairman of the board.
Macus will take charge of the CFO function effective on the same day of Herzog's retirement. He holds a PhD degree from the University of St. Gallen and is a certified auditor. In addition, Macus once headed the corporate controlling unit of Bühler for five years.
"Mark Macus is the ideal successor for us," said Stefan Scheiber, Bühler's CEO.
"He possesses vast experience, knows the challenges of the capital goods industry, and is thoroughly familiar with Bühler. We are glad to have found Macus for this task and look forward to welcoming him back."