Mr. Brettschneider joined ABB in 2016 to lead the company’s growth in the food and beverage industries. Prior to ABB, he worked as a Managing Director at a one of the world’s largest dairy companies, both in Germany and in the Netherlands, steering the business units he was responsible for to profitable growth. Before that he helped grow a European bottling company into a large regional organization. He has lived and worked globally across Europe, Asia and the United States. While working for a large food and beverage OEM he led the company’s mergers and acquisitions and global account management. He began his career working in the medical device industry, working in Switzerland and Japan. Mr. Brettschneider holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Germany and a Masters of Business Administration from Scotland.