Bühler welcomes a new driving force for growth
Bühler appoints Stefano Bonacina as Segment Development Manager for Fruit & Vegetables
World leading optical sorting specialist The Bühler Group has appointed a new Segment Development Manager for Fruit & Vegetables (F&V), in Europe and CIS.
Stefano Bonacina will further strengthen Bühler’s existing business partnerships and establish new relationships with processors across the region.
Stefano’s experience in the fruit and vegetable industry spans 29 years – 18 of those with Bühler. He began his career in fruit and vegetable packaging and, in 1998, joined as head of the then newly launched Buhler Sortex sales and service office in Italy, with a main responsibility of developing its F&V and Milling and Rice markets.
He has a fantastic track record in sales of optical sorters across various industry sectors, including fruit & vegetable processing businesses and also successfully managed the team of service engineers in Italy to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.
Says Stefano: “I’m very much looking forward to building on Bühler’s expertise in fruit and vegetable processing, by building even stronger and closer partnerships with key accounts, while also working on forging new relationships. I’ll be focused on identifying and understanding new market trends and, in turn, helping Bühler customers to capitalise on the opportunities those trends bring. It will also be important for me to build strong and trusting relationships across the sales network to drive consistent business growth.”
Every day, billions of people come into contact with Bühler technologies to cover their basic needs for food and mobility. With our industrial process technologies and solutions, we contribute significantly to feeding the world’s population, setting the focus on food security and safety. Global producers and processors of wheat, maize (corn), rice, pasta, chocolate, and breakfast cereals rely heavily on us. Furthermore, Bühler is a leading solution provider of die casting and surface coating technologies, with a focus on automotive and optics. As a leading technology group, Bühler invests up to 5% of its turnover every year in Research & Development. In 2015, its roughly 10,800 employees in over 140 countries generated a turnover of CHF 2.4 billion. The global Swiss family-owned company Bühler feels particularly committed to sustainability.