Since January 1st 2023, Gisbert Strohn, long-time managing director of the ALPMA Group, is on retirement. He led ALPMA for almost two decades.
In October 2003, he joined ALPMA as MD, where he formed the basis for the further internationalization of the Group and focused his work on the expansion and the continued technological development of the portfolio.
During his time, important acquisitions were made in the field of cheese processing technology, such as the Swiss pasta filata, semi-hard and hard cheese equipment specialist Sulbana and the acquisition of the French specialist for cheese moulds and bassine systems, Servi Doryl. Mr. Strohn also drove forward the areas of digitalization and Industry 4.0 – important topics to secure ALPMA’s position as a world market leader. Great progress was also made in the areas of digitalization and Industry 4.0 – important topics to secure ALPMA’s position as a global market leader.
“From my first visit to ALPMA, I was impressed by the variety of sophisticated installations and the unique expertise of cheese production and processing,” recalls Gisbert Strohn. “That’s why it was always most important to me to integrate new technologies in drive technology, automation, robotics and digitalization into our portfolio at an early stage. As a result, we are now able to develop machine concepts that would have been virtually inconceivable just a few years ago.”
Handover to successor at the turn of the year
With Gisbert Strohn being on retirement, 2022 has been the year for a careful and well prepared transition to his successor: Michael Weber, former head of operations of ALPMA, will succeed Gisbert Strohn in the role of technical MD. He came to ALPMA in 2018 from Krones AG. As before, ALPMA will continue to be managed by a shared leadership in the future: Managing Director Frank Eberle is looking forward to working with Michael Weber in his new role – and thanks Gisbert Strohn for the many years of good teamwork: “The joint development of the ALPMA Group has been fun, but above all it has been very successful and has led to many new developments that have shaped the industry. We wish you all the best for the future.”