Johannes Schubert unveiled as managing director of Schubert Packaging Systems

From left to right: Olaf Horrenberger and Johannes Schubert (Managing Directors Schubert Packaging Systems GmbH) and Peter Gabriel (Commercial Managing Director of Gerhard Schubert GmbH).

German packaging machinery specialist Gerhard Schubert has confirmed that Johannes Schubert is set to follow in his father’s footsteps in being named as managing director of a major subsidiary of the company, writes Neill Barston.

The 31 year-old has been named in the senior role at its Schubert Packaging Systems business from this month as part of ongoing development of the Crailsheim-based enterprise.

As the company, which has devised a broad portfolio for the confectionery and bakery sectors noted, family is a top priority with the organisation. The third generation is now also represented in a key role with the innovative packaging machine manufacturer.

Johannes Schubert, grandson of company founder Gerhard Schubert and son of Gerald Schubert, has been working in the family business for many years.

It was his grandfather who shaped his career path and gave him the impetus for his successful career to date. “He advised me to learn as much as I could in our family’s business. Between 2008 and 2011, I trained as an industrial mechanic at our headquarters in Crailsheim. Like every apprentice with us, I started small and there was no special treatment for me,” Johannes Schubert recounts.

Following his apprenticeship, he worked as a Project Manager in sales and took on responsibility for several major international projects. In Schubert’s North American subsidiary in Charlotte (North Carolina), USA, he gained additional experience abroad, then returned to his home in Crailsheim after just under two years.

For two years, he was responsible for the development of the Schubert Flowmodul as Product Manager and played a key role in its successful market launch. The Flowmodul is a product milestone in Gerhard Schubert GmbH’s history. The highly flexible and multifunctional flow-wrapping machine is used for a wide variety of products: chocolate bars, biscuits, cakes, chocolate figures, yogurt cups and even ice cream are securely packaged in a wide range of format sizes and packaging materials.

Next step on the career ladder
Johannes Schubert has two experienced Schubert colleagues at his side. After 16 years, Peter Gabriel has handed over his position as Managing Director of Schubert Packaging Systems GmbH to the third-generation Schubert.

However, he will continue to support the Schubert successor as Commercial Director of the parent company and as a mentor, together with long-standing and experienced Managing Director of Schubert Packaging Systems Olaf Horrenberger. As of July 2021, Olaf Horrenberger and Johannes Schubert will jointly manage the Schubert Packaging Systems business.

Company founder Gerhard Schubert is delighted that his grandson is advancing to the managing director level: “I am proud of him and very pleased with his commitment. I am sure that Schubert’s third generation will continue to successfully manage our family business. I wish Johannes a good start and much success.”

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