BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY – Mike Bucher assumed the position of CEO of Schöck AG and Chairman of the Management Board of Schöck Bauteile GmbH effective 16 April 2020.
Mr. Bucher brings to Schöck 20 years of international experience as a manager for construction suppliers, with a focus on innovation, business development and digitization. He most recently served as CEO of Wienerberger Österreich GmbH, a major producer of brick masonry and ceramic roof systems, based in Austria. Earlier, he held management positions at Prefa (aluminum roofing and façade elements) and Geze (commercial doors, windows, and building access systems).
As chairman, he assumes responsibility for the international Schöck Group, together with his former management board colleagues, Dr. Harald Braasch (technology) and Thomas Stürzl (commerce). As CEO, Mr. Bucher will focus on strategic direction of the entire group, including national and international sales and marketing.
He says, “With its core competencies of thermal insulation for load-bearing components and acoustic sound insulation, as well as the newly developed market segment of fastening systems for facades, Schöck is an extremely exciting company whose expertise in building components stands for energy efficiency and modern construction. In addition, last year’s establishment of the Digitalization Division and the resulting new solutions have already set the course for the future of the company. I am pleased that my expertise will enable me to continue to lead and help shape Schöck’s strategic orientation. The focus remains on offering our customers and partners added value along the entire value chain.”
Mr. Bucher succeeds Alfons Hörmann who assumed the position as Chairman of the Management Board of Schöck AG in 2017. Mr. Hörmann was a member of Schöck’s Supervisory Board since 1999, and had been Chairman since 2003. Throughout his tenure, he reinforced the legacy of company founder Eberhard Schöck with great personal commitment.
About Schöck AG
Schöck AG, headquartered in Baden-Baden, Germany, is a global group of companies operating 19 production and distribution facilities worldwide. Schöck develops, produces and markets innovative components and systems, with a focus on thermal and acoustic insulation for the construction industry. With over 1000 employees, the Schöck Group generated revenues of more than EUR 200 million in 2019. The company's North American operations are based in Princeton, New Jersey.