Läderach Promotes Dunkelberger To NA President, Hausmann Takes On Global Leadership Role


New York — Current Läderach North America President Nathanael Hausmann has been appointed head of Europe and global sales management for the chocolate maker and Warren Dunkelberger, who is currently U.S. director of retail sales & operations, has been named to fill the role of president of the North American operations.

Since arriving in the U.S. in 2019, Hausmann has been responsible for the U.S. and Canada subsidiaries of the family-owned Swiss company, which has opened 40 retail stores in the market in the past three years. Hausmann joined Läderach in 2017 as head of iInternal sales.


Dunkelberger has more than 30 years of experience in the food and retail business working with food producers, restaurant chains and freight solutions, including Tommy Bahama, Chili’s, Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., Lolli & Pops, Arctica Frozen Solutions and Arctic Express.

“Nathanael knows Läderach inside out and has, together with Warren and the management team, demonstrated how to build an organization, quickly grow it and align it for profitable growth. Warren will benefit from this groundwork as his successor. I wish them both success in their new responsibilities,” says Johannes Läderach, CEO.

“I’m very grateful for this incredible and rewarding journey to build and establish our North American business as one of the leading premium chocolate retail businesses coast-to-coast,” says Hausmann. “Warren has been an invaluable partner in getting Läderach to this point, and I look forward to seeing him build on this momentum.”

“Helping launch and establish a coast-to-coast premium chocolate retail business with Nathanael and the team in such a short window and see it validated by consumers across the US and Canada has been exhilarating and validating,” says Dunkelberger. “In my new role as president, I’m looking forward to continuing to push ourselves to provide the ultimate fresh chocolate shopping experience and be a great place to work for existing and potential chocolate and retail enthusiasts.”