Management change at Greiner Bio-One Frickenhausen

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Passing of the baton from the previous Managing Director Heinz Schmid (centre) and Jakob Breuer (right) to the new Managing Director Bernd Klingel (left) Image: © Greiner Bio-One

Bernd Klingel will assume the role of Managing Director in Frickenhausen, replacing Heinz Schmid who has successfully led the BioScience division since 2006. Jakob Breuer, Chief Technology Officer, will take up a new position within the company.

Frickenhausen, October 2023 – Greiner Bio-One is saying goodbye to its long-standing and highly esteemed Managing Director in Frickenhausen, Heinz Schmid, who is retiring at the end of October. He can look back on a distinguished career in which he contributed to the company’s success for 47 years and drove the development of the BioScience division. Heinz Schmid started his training as an industrial management assistant at Greiner Bio-One (formerly Greiner Labortechnik) in 1976. After completing his training, he was promoted to assistant to the sales manager and then to Export Manager. In 1989, Heinz Schmid became General Sales Manager and later also assumed responsibility for the Materials Logistics department. Heinz Schmid has been Managing Director in Frickenhausen since 2006 and was also a long-standing board member at Greiner Bio-One International GmbH.

Jakob Breuer, who has been Chief Technical Officer of Greiner Bio-One Frickenhausen since 2018 and was responsible for the operational unit, took up his new position of Global Director of Industrial Engineering BioScience on 15 September. 

Passing of the baton in Frickenhausen

The baton has already been officially passed to Bernd Klingel, the new Managing Director of Greiner Bio-One Frickenhausen:

“We are confident that Bernd Klingel, with his broad expertise, is the right person to drive the continued development of Greiner Bio-One and to lead the company and its employees successfully into the future.”

Heinz Schmid, former Managing Director of Greiner Bio-One Frickenhausen

Bernd Klingel brings an impressive wealth of experience with him, some of which was gained in roles as managing director at various industrial companies. His professional career is characterised in particular by his broad expertise in the areas of transformation and performance management as well as business and sales development. With Bernd Klingel as Managing Director, Greiner Bio-One Frickenhausen is aiming to successfully shape the company’s future.

“I am very pleased to become part of Greiner Bio-One, especially at a time when the company is facing great opportunities. Together with the talented team, we will continue the success story and build on it.”

Bernd Klingel, new Managing Director of Greiner Bio-One Frickenhausen
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