Neuhausen-Hamberg, Germany – With effect from February 2014 Dr. Burghard Schneider succeeded André Brütsch as Head of the Bystronic glass Group. In his position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), he will automatically become a member of the Conzzeta AG Management Group.
Burghard Schneider studied at Munich Technical University where he gained his doctorate in the field of machine construction, which focused on process optimisation. His experience in the glass industry sector was gained through scientific cooperation projects. Subsequently, during a 10 year period, he then held a number of senior posts at the German specialist glass manufacturer Schott AG. Whilst there, both technologically and regionally, he opened up new markets for the company. Most recently, Burghard Schneider worked for the international Felss Group, which is actively involved in machinery and systems engineering.
“For me glass is a fascinating material that offers numerous processing possibilities,” said Schneider. “I believe there are further sustainable options for manufacturing flat glass products that will yield many customer benefits. All of these can be achieved even more efficiently whilst still being of the highest quality, with Bystronic glass offering viable solutions to customers in the future. From concept and subsequent machine or plant manufacture through to after sales services and on-site consultancy, we will prove to be the right partner for discerning international customers. We will demonstrate to those who have a progressive approach that they can discuss their requirements and future aspirations with us.”