On 1 April 2019 Gerhard Andreas Schreiber was appointed as Commercial Managing Director of the Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin (VLB) e.V. Together with the former sole managing director Dr. Josef Fontaine he is responsible for the commercial management and further development of the institute.
Gerhard Andreas Schreiber (58) studied geology at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, and completed an apprenticeship as management assistant in data processing. During his professional career, he held various management positions in leading industrial companies. Among other things, he was responsible for the commercial areas.
Schreiber moved to the VLB Berlin in 2012 where he took over the position of Research Coordination, Risk Management and Transfer. In January 2017, his area of responsibility was expanded when he became Head of Finance of VLB Berlin. As new Managing Director, he is now responsible for corporate planning, finance and accounting, purchasing / materials management, IT, personnel and contracting as well as research coordination. The former sole Managing Director Dr.-Ing. Josef Fontaine focuses on location development, member support, events, public relations as well as on networking with national and international partners.
Ulrich Rust, Chairman of the Administrative Board of the VLB Berlin, explains this step: “In recent years, the VLB has developed into a complex entity that must constantly adapt to the needs of its national and international members and customers. In this context, the Administrative Board of the VLB decided last December to strengthen the management. This has become necessary as the VLB needs to be sustainable and structurally reoriented. We are glad that we were able to win Gerhard Schreiber for this task and are very confident that together with his management colleague Josef Fontaine the new management will master the future challenges of the VLB and its employees."
Dr.-Ing. Josef Fontaine und Gerhard Andreas Schreiber