15-Dec-2021 - BarthHaas GmbH & Co. KG

Change in the management at BarthHaas

At the end of the year, BarthHaas completes the step of transformation from an owner-managed to an owner-controlled company with the change of the Barth family to the supervisory board and the appointment of two new managing directors. With Oliver Bergner and Peter Hintermeier, two long-standing members of the management team are taking over the management of BarthHaas GmbH & Co KG.

Regine Barth, who has managed the company since 2002 as one of the managing partners, is moving from the operational management to the newly formed supervisory board. There, the 51-year-old graduate in business administration will accompany the company together with her two cousins Stephan and Alexander Barth as well as Prof. Dr. Mirja Steinkamp and Dr. Philipp Ramin. Alexander Barth continues to head the American sister company John I. Haas, Washington, DC.

"Our ultimate goal is to remain an independent family-owned company that embraces the challenges of the future with a wealth of experience and a strong willingness to change," explains Regine Barth. "In our new roles on the Supervisory Board, we will continue to contribute to our company in a strategic and visionary way in the future." A company succession from within the family circle is not an issue at this point in time.

Already in July 2021, Stephan Barth, who had been a managing partner in the company since 1992, moved from the management of BarthHaas GmbH & Co KG to the Supervisory Board. Since then, Regine Barth was responsible for the operative business together with the executives of the management and prepared the change at the top management.

Thus, the company will continue to be managed by a dual leadership, as has always proven to be the case. For the first time in the company's more than 225-year history, two managers from outside the family will take over the management of the company.

The responsibilities of Regine Barth in the management have been taken over by Oliver Bergner (54) as of 1 December 2021. The graduate in business administration has worked at BarthHaas for 25 years in managerial positions and has been responsible for the central commercial division as a member of the management since 2005. Oliver Bergner has also been Chairman of the Advisory Board of SUMTEQ GmbH since 2018.

Peter Hintermeier (63) will succeed Stephan Barth as Managing Director on January 1, 2022. The graduate industrial agricultural engineer has worked in management positions at BarthHaas for 32 years and has been responsible for purchasing as a member of the management team since 1998. Peter Hintermeier has also been Chairman of the German Hop Growers' Association since 2014, a member of the Board of the Society for Hop Research since 2015 and Vice President of the International Hop Growers' Bureau since 2005.

"With Oliver Bergner and Peter Hintermeier, we are delighted to have two highly experienced and trusted executives at the helm who will preserve the tried and tested while driving innovation forward," says Regine Barth. "Working closely with the proven management team, they will ensure the highest form of stability and security for our company in new roles."

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