Johannes Schubert Takes On Head Sales Role At Gerhard Schubert GmbH


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Crailsheim, Germany — Johannes Schubert has taken on the role of head of sales at Gerhard Schubert GmbH from Martin Sauter, who is relinquishing the position for health reasons. Schubert, who is currently managing director of Schubert Packaging Systems, will hold a dual role effective immediately. 

“It is key to our philosophy and identity that we not only expect loyalty from our employees, but that we ourselves find unbureaucratic solutions when employees want or need to change positions. We are delighted that Johannes Schubert is taking over as head of sales at Gerhard Schubert and that Martin Sauter, who is relinquishing this position for health reasons, will remain with the company,” says Marcel Kiessling, managing director of Gerhard Schubert GmbH.

Schubert is the grandson of company founder Gerhard Schubert and has held many positions within the company He initially trained as an industrial mechanic at the Crailsheim headquarters before working as a project manager in sales after his apprenticeship, taking on responsibility for several major international projects. In mid-2021, he joined Schubert Packaging Systems as Managing Director and has since also been responsible for Sales at Schubert-Turnkey and Schubert-Pharma.

“As always, when I have completed a change of position within the Schubert Group, I look forward to my new responsibilities with enthusiasm. In my new role as head of sales, I will continue to consistently drive forward our position as market and technology leader. That being said, I have big shoes to fill. Martin Sauter has done an outstanding job,” Schubert says.

Sauter is a wholesale and foreign trade specialist who worked in sales at Schubert subsidiary International Packaging Systems GmbH, now Schubert Packaging Systems GmbH. Since June 2018, he has held the position of head of sales for Gerhard Schubert GmbH. On 19 March he moved to Schubert Packaging Systems, where he works as a turnkey sales representative. “I put my heart and soul into my previous position. But sometimes life forces you to make a slight change of direction. I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue working at Schubert. I am looking forward to my new challenges and will carry them out with just as much passion as in the past,” he says.

Kiessling adds: “We would like to thank Martin Sauter for six successful years as head of sales, during which he made a significant contribution to the growth of the Schubert Group with great commitment and enthusiasm. We wish him the best of health and are delighted that he will continue working with us. As head of sales at Gerhard Schubert GmbH and as a representative of the Schubert family’s third generation, Johannes Schubert is taking on additional responsibility for the ongoing successful development of the Schubert Group. We wish him every success and, of course, lots of fun in this new role!”