Dr. Thomas Eisenring to be the new CEO of the HOCHDORF Group

15.04.2013 00:00

CEO appointed for HOCHDORF Holding Ltd.

Hochdorf, 15 April 2013 – Board of Directors appoint Dr.Thomas Eisenring as new CEO of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. His experience will help shape the continued development of the HOCHDORF Group.

Dr.Thomas Eisenring has taken on the role of CEO of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. and will therefore lead the HOCHDORF Group as of 1 June 2013. Thomas Eisenring was born in 1965 and trained as a mechanic before gaining a university entrance qualification in conjunction with his vocational training. He subsequently graduated from St. Gallen University and then completed his PhD in Economics in 1999. After his university studies, Thomas Eisenring started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Zurich. In 2002 he moved to SEVEX AG, an international company active in the automotive supply industry. He led the company to success in his role as CEO and Head of Sales. SEVEX AG was sold to the ElringKlinger Group in 2008.

The entrepreneur subsequently joined six other partners in the takeover of ZIFRU Trockenprodukte GmbH in Zittau, Germany. The company embarked in a completely new direction, with its main growth in the area of direct food. Thomas Eisenring said he was delighted by his appointment as CEO of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd: “I am looking forward to the new challenge and I am confident that my experience will help me to develop the HOCHDORF Group in a positive way.”

Hans-Rudolf Schurter, Chairman of the Board of Directors, is convinced that the Group has found the right man in Thomas Eisenring: “The Board has given Thomas Eisenring one hundred per cent backing and we are looking forward to taking the company to the next level under his leadership.”

Dr. Christoph Hug, Head of Corporate Communications, HOCHDORF Group, Tel: +41 (0)41 914 65 62 / +41 (0)79 859 19 23, christoph.hug(at)hochdorf.com

The HOCHDORF Group, based in Hochdorf, achieved a consolidated gross sales revenue of CHF 346.6 million in 2012. It is one of the leading foodstuff companies in Switzerland, employing 381 staff as of 31.12.12 (356 full-time staff). Made from natural ingredients such as milk and wheat germ, HOCHDORF products have been contributing to our health and wellbeing since 1895 – from babies to senior citizens. Its customers include the food industry and the wholesale and retail sectors and its products are sold in around 80 countries. The shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ISIN CH0024666528).