As of May 1, 2022, Bruno Schurter, another grandson of the company founder Heinrich Schurter, will leave the Board of Directors of SCHURTER Holding AG in accordance with the statutes. He will be succeeded by two new members: Tom Russi (60) and Andri Flückiger (36).
After 36 years in the USA, during which Bruno Schurter built up the Californian subsidiary SCHURTER Inc from scratch, he returned to Switzerland to be closer to his family again and to devote himself to the foundation he set up last year for the benefit of SCHURTER employees. According to the company's statutes, any family member's term of office on the Board of Directors of SCHURTER Holding AG ends at the Annual General Meeting following his completed 70th year of age.
SCHURTER Holding AG is fully owned by the Schurter family, therefore the chairmanship of the Board of Directors will continue to be held by a family member.
Changes in the BoD
Exactly two years ago, Thomas Schurter took over the chairmanship of the Board of Directors from his brother Hans-Rudolf, who has had to step down from the Board due to the same age restriction as Bruno Schurter now.
Bruno Schurter is being replaced by two family members. The first is Tom Russi. The 60-year-old is an electrical engineer and serves on the management board of Innosuisse, the Swiss Agency for Innovation Promotion. Andri Flückiger (36) is the first fourth-generation member to be elected to the Board of Directors. The business economist works in a management position in customer service at Baloise and is the life partner of Fabienne Schurter, a daughter of Thomas Schurter.
The SCHURTER Group currently comprises 20 companies in 17 countries, 14 of which have their own production facilities. This ensures that all main sales markets can be served by their own companies. These are coordinated from three hubs: SCHURTER AG in Lucerne for Europe, SCHURTER Inc. in Santa Rosa for America, and SCHURTER (S) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore for Asia. The SCHURTER Group employs around 2000 people worldwide.