Dr Mark Schneeberger has been appointed head of application development beverage and beer at GEA, succeeding Dr Rudolf Michel, who will retire in March next year.
This places Dr Schneeberger in charge of activities with the GEA technology group in the areas of research and development, product management, lean management and IP management in collaboration with GEA Global Technology. Dr Schneeberger joined the GEA technology group as project manager in 2014, and was later appointed director of brewery projects in South Korea and the Philippines.
Dr Michel headed the development department for beverage and beer applications in GEA from 2007 and, in February 2019, was appointed chairman of the Doemens Board of Trustees, where he has worked to promote intensive exchange between students and the technology group. He will continue to make his in-depth knowledge and experience available to GEA in an advisory capacity for a further six months.
Andreas Holleber, vice-president global technology centre – beer and alcoholic beverage, GEA, said: “We are delighted to have found a successor for this important position in Dr Schneeberger and would like to thank Dr Michel for his longstanding commitment.”