New Sika EMEA regional manager appointed

New Sika EMEA regional manager appointed

Sika has appointed a new group manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region effective 1 July 2017. Ivo Schädler will assume the group management position and will replace Paul Schuler who was appointed chief executive officer in May.

Ivo Schädler (51) began his career at Sika in 1997. He held various management positions at the Swiss national subsidiary before becoming general manager for the UK and Ireland in 2012. In this role, he not only drove forward the subsidiaries' growth and profitability, but also successfully completed the acquisition and integration of Everbuild Building Products, the UK's largest manufacturer of sealants and adhesives.

In 2015 Schädler was appointed area manager, Europe South and head, EMEA Target Market Refurbishment. His area of responsibility included sales activities in the major EU countries; UK, France, Italy and Spain as well as in the repair and maintenance sector in the EMEA region, managing a turnover of around CHF1-billion.

Schädler is a qualified materials science engineer (ETH Zurich) and holds an MBA. He is a Swiss national and is married with two children.

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