Sharpe succeeds René Steiner, who will be retiring after a successful 50-year career at Bühler.
Sharpe has more than 20 years’ experience with Bühler, working across all functions of the organization, including sales, marketing, R&D, engineering, manufacturing and executive leadership.
Sharpe started with Bühler in 1996, when he was hired as market manager to establish the company’s European office in Stamford, UK.
Later, he was appointed regional director to serve market needs for the company’s European, Middle Eastern and African markets.
Sharpe currently serves as president and CEO of Bühler Aeroglide in Raleigh, NC – a position he’s held since April 2015.
“We are happy that, with Andy Sharpe, we were able to find a seasoned and successful business leader as successor for René,” Bühler Group’s Global Head of Sales and Service Dieter Voegtli said. “Andy’s appointment will allow us to further develop relationships with our customers, based on the foundation laid by René and to provide continuity to our teams in North America.”
“It’s an exciting time to take over the helm of Bühler North America as we advance a phase of equipment solutions and digital innovations that allow our customers to satisfy the basic food, mobility, and communications needs for billions of people, every day,” said Sharpe. “As president and CEO, my goal is to perpetuate Bühler’s world-class expertise, to help our customers grow their businesses across all industries, as well as create a workplace where our employees can thrive and do their very best.”