Remo Brunschwiler has been appointed CEO at Vanderlande, and will succeed Govert Hamers
who is to retire but will remain at the company until the middle of the year to ensure a smooth hand-over process.
Brunschwiler was born in Switzerland and started his career in 1984 as
a strategic planner at Ciba-Geigy’s headquarters in the country, before moving on to product management for pharmaceutical products at the same company in Italy two years later.
He joined McKinsey & Company as a consultant in the following years
and then moved into the logistics industry in 1996 as the head of the Eurocargo division for Danzas Management. His first CEO role came
with his appointment at Swisslog Holding in 2003, where he remained
for 10 years.
Brunschwiler said, “I am delighted to join Vanderlande and contribute to the ongoing development of the company. The management team under the leadership of Hamers has done an excellent job to position Vanderlande as a market leader for logistic process automation.
“Due to my previous logistic industry experience, I’ve admired Vanderlande’s developments and achievements to date. It will be a fresh challenge for me to lead the company into the next phase
of its growth.”