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Bühler Aeroglide: Andreas Kratzer has been appointed as new President and CEO

Andreas Kratzer: President & CEO Bühler Aeroglide Corp. at Bühler Group

Andreas Kratzer, President & CEO Bühler Aeroglide Corp. at Bühler Group (right)

April 26, 2019
Most recently, Kratzer served as Managing Director for the Bühler AG, Pasta and Noodles Business Unit in Uzwil, Switzerland. Kratzer succeeds Andy Sharpe, who was appointed President and CEO of North America last year.

Andreas Kratzer has a long history with Bühler, having worked across many functions of the organization that include sales, research, business development and executive leadership.

Kratzer joined Buhler in 2007 as Research and Development Manager of Pasta Technology, leading internal research and development projects, pilot plant trials, and technical sales support.

In 2010, he was appointed Head of Business Development followed by Head of the Pasta Market, defining business strategies, collaborating with merger and acquisition projects while managing key account teams.

In 2013, he served as Sales Director before becoming Managing Director of the Pasta & Noodles segment in 2014.

Kratzer joins Bühler Aeroglide during a time of industry leading advances in digital services and technology solutions, as the company works with customers to meet the Bühler goal to reduce both energy consumption and waste by 30%, in the year 2020.

Andreas Kratzer, President & CEO Bühler Aeroglide:

“It’s an exciting time to take over the helm of Bühler Aeroglide, a place where entrepreneurship, accountability and innovation thrive.”

“I look forward to helping the company continue to provide the most advanced processing equipment for the market, leveraging Bühler Insights with IoT solutions that are ready for the future.”

“As President and CEO, I will strive to bolster Bühler Aeroglide’s world class exertise, the gold standard in thermal processing solutions, to help our customers be profitable and continue to grow across all industries.”
Kratzer studied food science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) where he received a doctorate of philosophy. Kratzer is a regular contributor to food technology education at ETH, providing lectures that explain the microstructure of pasta and design processing.

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Bühler is the global leader in thermal processing technology, with the acquisition of Aeroglide Corporation in 2008. Aeroglide products are recognized worldwide for superior airflow design, sanitation and high-quality construction.


About Bühler Aeroglide

Bühler Aeroglide manufactures dryers, ovens, roasters, toasters, and hot air expansion systems for the food, feed and industrial product markets. Since 1940, the company has been providing innovations for a better world in the form of high-quality thermal processing equipment.

As a business unit of Bühler, Aeroglide is headquartered in Cary, NC, and provides sales and service for its industry-leading equipment in more than 140 countries around the world.
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