Company founder Ulrich Ladurner will continue to serve as company president, supporting his successor in the transition phase and ensuring a seamless change in company management. In his role as Dr. Schär’s president, Mr. Ladurner will continue to play a key role in the company’s leadership and orientation in future.
As the new CEO, Dr. Schoeller will be responsible for managing daily operations. Since early December, he has been working from company headquarters in Burgstall. He and his family moved to South Tyrol to be near his new workplace. Dr. Schoeller has years of experience in management positions in international food companies. Before joining Dr. Schär, Dr. Schoeller worked for the Swiss company Barry Callebaut AG for eight years, one of the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers. His most recent position at Barry Callebaut was as Vice President responsible for business with industry customers in West Europe. Previously, he served as CEO of the German food company Stollwerck for more than four years.
“With Dr. Philipp Schoeller as a new member of the Dr. Schär family, we have gained an extremely experienced manager to enhance our company leadership,” said Mr. Ladurner. “For years we have been experiencing steady growth. I’m convinced that Dr. Philipp Schoeller will capitalize on his knowledge of the industry and managerial experience to continue and expand the path we have carved.”
Dr. Philipp Schoeller added, “I’ve always had a passion for food products. Our absolute focus is on the consumers and their enjoyment, because having meals together brings us closer. Both organisationally and in terms of our products, I think we are in an excellent position for taking the next steps. As the leading supplier of gluten-free foods and products for special medical purposes in Europe and internationally, we aim to advance this position. Our qualified and highly enthusiastic staff and our ongoing innovation will enable us to confidently meet the challenges and opportunities of a constantly changing market. I’m looking forward to this exciting job and my new role, as well my collaboration with Ulrich Ladurner and the entire team.”