Kilchberg, Switzerland — Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc. CEO Thomas Linemayr has been appointed to Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG’s Extended Group Management team, and Extended Group Management member Andreas Pfluger has been named to the Group Management team, the company says.
Their expanded responsibilities will strengthen the company’s management structure in response to anticipated global expansion, according to Lindt & Sprüngli.
Linemayr will remain CEO of the U.S. operation, to which he was appointed in 1999. However, he assumes strategic responsibility on an executive level as part of Extended Group Management. He joined Lindt & Sprüngli in 1995 as director of sales and marketing of its Aachen operations.
Pfluger retains responsibility for the North American, Italian, Australian and Chinese markets in his Extended Group Management role. He previously was CEO of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., Lindt & Sprüngli’s French and Australian subsidiaries.