New member in the management of Bühler Motor

Thomas Weis, new Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

Nuremberg, January 23, 2020 - As of January 1, Thomas Weis has taken over the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Bühler Motor Group. In this function, he is responsible for the areas of Controlling, Finance, Taxes, and Internal Audit as well as Information Technology (IT) and Management Information Systems (MIS). Moving forward, he will lead the company together with Mark Furtwängler.

Peter Muhr, most recently Co-CEO of the Bühler Motor Group and Managing Director of Bühler Motor GmbH, took early retirement on December 31, 2019 for health reasons. He has left the company after 14 years in which he made a significant contribution to adapting the company to changing markets and growing challenges.

Thomas Weis has been on board at Bühler Motor since 2002. He began his career as head of controlling at Bühler Motor GmbH. In 2004, he took over responsibility for global controlling as Vice President. In addition, Thomas Weis has made a decisive contribution to establish the areas of Compliance and Internal Audit. At the beginning of 2017, in addition to the controlling and compliance tasks, he also assumed responsibility for the IT & MIS areas.

"The appointment of Thomas Weis comes at just the right time. After all, he not only accompanied us through years of positive growth, but also through the difficult economic years of 2003/2004 and 2008/2009, and it is precisely this experience from which we can now particularly benefit in light of the current market situation. Furthermore, with him I gain a real team player: strong in communication, coordination and implementation", says owner and CEO Mark Furtwängler.

"I am looking forward to being able to assume even greater responsibility for the sustained positive development of the company. I am convinced that by working closely together in a strong team, we will also master the challenges of the future," says Thomas Weis.

Before joining Bühler Motor, Thomas Weis gained extensive experience as commercial manager at Oberflächentechnik Schmidt in Nuremberg, a supplier of finished surfaces for the telecommunications sector. From 1990 until he joined Schmidt, he was Head of Controlling at Alcan Germany (later Federal Mogul). 

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