Hochdorf expands and adds two to executive board
Management of the Hochdorf Group in Switzerland will be expanded to include sales and marketing, and innovation, research & development departments. In order to speed up the implementation of this strategy, the board of directors decided to place the two departments at management level in the future. Gerina Eberl-Hancock (pictured. Photo credit: Hochdorf), chief revenue officer (CRO), and Lukas Hartmann, chief innovation officer (CIO), become the new members of the executive board.
Gerina Eberl-Hancock became the leader of the sales and marketing team of the Hochdorf Group as of 1 May. She completed her Master of Business Administration in California (US) and worked in senior management positions in marketing and business development at Nestlé SA in Switzerland, Germany, the US and North Africa from 1997 to 2020; most recently as managing director for Food & Beverages at Nestlé Maghreb.
Lukas Hartmann joined the Hochdorf Group in 2017 as head of Baby Care Development. In 2021, the Baby Care and Food Solutions segments were merged into the Innovation, Research & Development department. Hartmann completed a Master of Science in Food Science at the ETH in Zurich and a Master of Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen. From 2009 to 2013 he worked as a project manager in research and development at Nestlé in the Product Technology Center in the Infant Cereal Nutrition division. From 2013, as a process engineer at Nestlé Suisse in Konolfingen, he was responsible for the development, implementation and commissioning of part of an investment project for the manufacture of infant formula.