A member of the senior management team for many years Dr Karl W. Gschwend, Managing Director Strategic Projects, is to leave the Hochdorf Group on reaching retirement age at the end of January 2018. Dr Gschwend took over as head of the group’s only plant at the time, in Hochdorf/Switzerland, in 1998. Following the purchase of a further production plant in Sulgen, he took over interim management of the company Schweiz. Milchgesellschaft AG. In the period from 2006 to 2014, as managing director of Hochdorf Nutritec Ltd, he was responsible for both production plants, in Hochdorf and Sulgen.
Between 1999 and 2015, Dr Gschwend took on responsibility for quality across the group. As the company representative for scientific research, he coordinated the collaboration between Hochdorf and national and international colleges and universities over this entire period. As Managing Director Strategic Projects, he has concentrated on the strategically important investment projects of the Hochdorf Group since 2015. Responsible for both Hochdorf production plants, Dr Gschwend has led ground-breaking investment projects of recent years.