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Change in the management of the ELPRO group

Josef Schmid has been appointed the new CEO of ELPRO-BUCHS AG (and ELPRO Group), a leading global provider of environmental monitoring solutions serving the pharmaceutical, life science and healthcare industries. He will officially begin that role on March 1, the company has announced.


Josef Schmid has been with ELPRO since 2013 and most recently served as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) and as managing director and board member of all ELPRO subsidiaries. With the new function, Josef Schmid will also assume responsibility for the Business Unit Monitoring Services and for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Monitoring Services product area within Bosch Service Solutions, to which ELPRO has belonged since 2022.


Philipp Osl, previous CEO of ELPRO, is taking on the role of Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) and will remain part of the management team. He is seeking this change in order to devote more time to the further development of ELPRO solutions.


"Josef Schmid has deep insight into our business and, as Managing Director or Board Member of our subsidiaries, has a close connection to our markets worldwide," says Osl. "As a member of the management team, he has significantly helped to determine the course of our company in recent years and has focused it on the future. We all have great confidence in Josef."


In addition to Josef Schmid and Philipp Osl, the ELPRO management team includes as before Björn Niggemann (Chief Quality Officer) and Christoph Bamert (Chief Sales Officer).


"I am very much looking forward to the tasks that now lie ahead of me," says Schmid. "I am convinced that with our dedicated team at ELPRO and the strength of Bosch Service Solutions, we can continue to drive this great company and its solutions forward."


Josef Schmid is 50 years old, married, and lives in Buchs. A trained expert in accounting and controlling (Academy of St. Gallen), he earned a Postgraduate Diploma in International Management (Hochschule Liechtenstein/Fachhochschule Vorarlberg) and a MBA (University of Gloucestershire). Over the past 25 years he has gained vast experiences working with global companies in high-end plant engineering, international logistics and for the development, manufacturing, and assembly of complete mechatronic systems. Throughout his career he has served on various boards and in key leadership and management roles.


Caption: ELPRO Management Team from left to right: Christoph Bamert, Josef Schmid, Philipp Osl, Björn Niggemann