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Recipients of an award from the Hermann Herzer Foundation have made an excellent contribution to the swiss meat industry. This was the wish of the founder who spent 36 years of his professional life at Bell, serving as Managing Director for many of those years. With his foundation, he is posthumously supporting those who are prepared to do their best.
There's no information available about what motivated Hermann Herzer to become a butcher. Born in 1902 to an affluent industrial family, many doors were open to him after finishing school. As is often the case with successful people, his decision in favour of the meat industry was presumably influenced by the interplay between a special talent and a great passion. By choosing this profession, he also laid the foundation for his career with Bell. After finishing his training and gaining his initial experience in professional life, he joined Bell (already the leading Swiss meat company) in 1925. As he already boasted in-depth experience in the national as well as the international industry – his training took him as far as Chicago in the 1920s – he rapidly ascended the career ladder until he was able to help shape the company's history as Managing Director.