Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Dr. Heinz O. Baumgartner

Dr. Heinz O. Baumgartner

Dr. oec. HSG., born 1963, Swiss citizen

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2022
Member of the Board of Directors since 2021
Member of the Compensation Committee

Dr. Heinz O. Baumgartner has been Chief Executive Officer of Schweiter Technologies since 2008 and a member of its Board of Directors since 2020. From 1996 to 2013, he was Chief Financial Officer of Schweiter Technologies. From 1992 to 1995, he was controller at Asea Brown Boveri Switzerland. Heinz O. Baumgartner is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Grinding Group.

Dr. Roland Abt

Dr. Roland Abt

Dr. oec. HSG, born 1957, Swiss citizen

Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Dr. Roland Abt is a member of the Board of Directors of Swisscom AG, Berne, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aargau Verkehr AG (AVA), Aarau. Previously, between 2004 and 2017, he was Chief Financial Officer of Georg Fischer Ltd., Schaffhausen, which he joined in 1996, initially as Chief Financial Officer of the Agie Charmilles Group (1997 to 2004). He held various positions at the Eternit Group in Switzerland and in Venezuela (1987 to 1996).

Dr. Matthias Auer

Dr. Matthias Auer

Dr. iur., born 1953, Swiss citizen

Member of the Board of Directors since 1996
Member of the Audit Committee

Dr. Matthias Auer has worked as independent attorney and notary public in Glarus since 1981. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Migros Zurich Cooperative.

Robert F. Spoerry

Robert F. Spoerry

Dipl. Masch.-Ing. ETH, MBA, born 1955, Swiss citizen

Member of the Board of Directors since 1996
Member of the Compensation Committee

Robert F. Spoerry is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mettler-Toledo International Inc., Greifensee, which he also headed as CEO from 1993 to 2007, and of Sonova Holding Ltd., Stäfa.

Jacob Schmidheiny

Jacob Schmidheiny

lic. oec. publ., born 1943, Swiss citizen

Member of the Board of Directors since 1977
(serving as its Chairman from 1984 to April 2014)

acob Schmidheiny has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bystronic AG (previously Zürcher Ziegeleien and Conzzeta AG) since 1977, which he chaired between 1984 and 2014. In 1976, he was appointed to the Executive Committee of Zürcher Ziegeleien. He was Chairman of the Executive Committee from 1978 until 2001. Under the leadership of Jacob Schmidheiny, the group transformed from a supplier of construction materials into an industrial holding company.

Urs Riedener

Urs Riedener

lic. oec. HSG, born 1965, Swiss citizen

Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
Member of the Compensation Committee

Urs Riedener has been Chief Executive Officer at Emmi, Lucerne, since 2008. Until 2008, he headed the marketing department and was a member of the General Directorate of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives MGB in Zurich. From 1995 until 2000, he worked for the Lindt & Sprüngli Group, Kilchberg, in various management roles in Switzerland and abroad. He started his career working in various positions at Kraft Jacobs Suchard. Urs Riedener is also a member of the Board of Promarca (Swiss Association of Brand Articles), a member of the Board of the Swiss Management Association (SMG), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Marketing at the University of St. Gallen.

Inge Delobelle

Inge Delobelle

lic. oec. KU Leuven, born 1969, Belgian citizen

Member of the Board of Directors since 2022

Inge Delobelle has been Chief Executive Officer of the BU Europe Africa at TK Elevator GmbH, Düsseldorf, since 2018. She joined the ThyssenKrupp Group in 2001 and held various management positions in the services, steel, and elevator divisions. Among other things, as CFO and later CEO, she was responsible for the steel service activities of TK Service Acier, France, and the global access solutions business of TK Elevator. Prior to 2001, she was an investment banking consultant with the Metzler private bank, Frankfurt, for seven years.

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