Dr. Bernd Koehler

Global VP of R&D

Bernd holds a Dr. rer. nat. Degree in Food Chemistry and Medicinal Microbiology from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. In 2001, he started his professional career working in the Chemistry Department of Labor L+S in Bad Bocklet. After working as the regional head of R&D at LR-International in Ahlen, he joined Wrigley’s Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs team in Munich in 2004. Six years later, Bernd moved to the U.S. where he managed the corporate analytical laboratory at the Wrigley-MARS Global Innovation Center in Chicago, IL. In 2012, Bernd joined McCain Foods Limited in Oakbrook Terrace where he oversaw a broad, cross-functional team of experts in Food Science, Process Engineering, Analytical, Sensory and Regulatory, dedicated to bringing new technologies to the McCain business. Since October 2022, Bernd serves as the Global VP of R&D for Edlong.

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Get To Know Dr. Bernd Koehler

My favorite thing about being a part of the Edlong Team is…
Our amazing people, down-to-earth culture, high employee engagement and “Can-Do” attitude. Everyone is striving to make a difference for the customers we serve. We are all in this together!

The one thing that almost nobody knows about me is…
When I was a teenager, I practiced Traditional Karate in my home country of Germany. I feel that Karate helped me to develop a well-balanced mind and body. My former Sensei is still one of my biggest role models in life.

When I am not working, I’m…
An “Uber Dad”, driving my kids to and from soccer, ballet, German language school and other places. I also like fixing things in and around the house, hiking and exploring nature.

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