Thomas Schumacher is one of the “veterans” in our team. As managing director, he is responsible for the departments of technology, research and customer support.
Schumacher’s professional career also started in his native city, Stuttgart. At Dinkelacker-Schwabenbräu AG, he successfully completed the company’s brewer and maltster training followed by his studies at the elite training grounds for brewers and maltsters located in Weihenstephan. He completed his academic training as an engineer for brewing and beverage technology. During his days as a student, Thomas Schumacher had already worked as a master brewer in charge at Liebhardts Brauhaus (brewery) near Munich. These days, he regularly holds brewing seminars for hobby brewers.
He started his professional career in Bremen, where he initially worked as production manager and later as operations manager. Thomas Schumacher started at Palatia Malz at the beginning of 2007, after having briefly being employed as a malting expert for the Zimmermann malting plant located in Laupheim situated in Swabia. Today, his tasks include continuously generating new types of malts as well as expanding an international technical support system that benefits both the company’s dealers and its customers.
The married father of three children is active as an equestrian show jumper and breeder as well as enjoying playing soccer and skiing. Beyond daily work, he acts as deputy chairman of the technical committee of the German Maltsters’ Association and secretary of the Baden-Württemberg Maltsters’ Association for the well-being of the brewing and malting industry. Furthermore, Thomas Schumacher has made important research contributions in several of the industry’s scientific committees.