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The President

Hans Hess graduated from ETH Zurich as a materials engineer and was awarded an MBA from the University of Southern California in the United States. He held management positions at a number of industrial companies before going on to found international management consulting firm Hanesco AG. He is currently the chairman of the privately-owned company Reichle & De-Massari Holding AG based in Wetzikon and a member of the Board of Directors of the listed company dormakaba Holding Ltd based in Rümlang. He has been President of Swissmem since November 2010.

 

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee comprises the President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer and a maximum of 11 other members.

Eva Jaisli
Vice President of Swissmem
CEO of PB SWISS TOOLS Ltd, Wasen im Emmental

Peter Fischer
Treasurer of Swissmem
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fischer Reinach AG, Reinach

François Gabella
Vice President of Swissmem
Member of the Board, LEM Holding SA, Fribourg

Patrick Hess
Member of the Executive Committee
Chief Executive Officer, Schindler Aufzüge AG, Ebikon

Martin Hirzel
Member of the Executive Committee
Senior Advisor to the Chairman,
Autoneum Management AG, Winterthur

Robert Itschner
Member of the Executive Committee
Chief Executive Officer,
ABB Schweiz AG, Baden

Urs Kaufmann
Member of the Executive Committee
Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Schaffner Holding Ltd, Luterbach

Remo Lütolf
Member of the Executive Committee
Chairman of the Board of Directors, RUAG Holding Ltd, Bern

Philip Mosimann
Member of the Executive Committee
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Uster Technologies AG, Uster

Matthias Rebellius
Member of the Executive Committee
CEO of Siemens Schweiz AG, Zurich

Martin Sauter
Member of the Executive Committee
Managing director, Sauter Bachmann AG, Netstal

Stefan Scheiber
Member of the Executive Committee
CEO of Bühler Management AG, Uzwil

Marc Schuler
Member of the Executive Committee
Managing Director, DIXI Polytool S.A., Le Locle

Peter Spuhler
Member of the Executive Committe
CEO of Stadler Bussnang AG, Bussnang

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Council

The Council is the executive body of Swissmem. The persons represented on it hold management roles in Swissmem member companies.

Members:

 

Dorothee Auwärter
KUHN RIKON AG, Zell / ZH

Roberto Ballina
Tensol Rail SA, Giornico / TI

Urs W. Berner
Urma AG Werkzeugfabrik, Rupperswil / AG

Dominique Beuchat
3D PRECISION SA, Delémont / JU

Jean-Pascal Bobst
BOBST MEX SA, Mex / VD

Dr. Michael Buscher
Schaltag AG, Effretikon / ZH

Jan Doongaji
Hilti Aktiengesellschaft, Schaan / FL

Meinrad Ender
Band-Genossenschaft, Bern / BE

Barend Fruithof
Aebi Schmidt Holding AG, Zürich / ZH

Fritz Gantert
Embru-Werke AG, Rüti / ZH

Thomas Harring
Leica Geosystems AG, Heerbrugg / SG

Claudine Hatebur de Calderón
Hatebur Umformmaschinen AG, Reinach / BL

Michael Hauser
TORNOS S.A., Moutier / BE

Stephan Keller
V-ZUG AG, Zug / ZG

Norbert Klapper
Rieter Management AG, Winterthur / ZH

Ute Lepple
Scintilla AG, Zuchwil / SO

Gilbert Lile
LNS Sàrl, Orvin / BE

Patrick Marti
Saia-Burgess Controls AG, Murten / FR

Dorothee Auwärter
KUHN RIKON AG, Zell / ZH

Roberto Ballina
Tensol Rail SA, Giornico / TI

Andreas Berger
RUAG MRO Schweiz, Bern / BE

Urs W. Berner
Urma AG Werkzeugfabrik, Rupperswil / AG

Dominique Beuchat
3D PRECISION SA, Delémont / JU

Jean-Pascal Bobst
BOBST MEX SA, Mex / VD

Dr. Michael Buscher
Schaltag AG, Effretikon / ZH

Christof Domeisen
Angst+Pfister AG, Zürich / ZH

Jan Doongaji
Hilti Aktiengesellschaft, Schaan / FL

Meinrad Ender
Band-Genossenschaft, Bern / BE

Barend Fruithof
Aebi Schmidt Holding AG, Zürich / ZH

Fritz Gantert
Embru-Werke AG, Rüti / ZH

Thomas Harring
Leica Geosystems AG, Heerbrugg / SG

Claudine Hatebur de Calderón
Hatebur Umformmaschinen AG, Reinach / BL

Michael Hauser
TORNOS S.A., Moutier / BE

Christian Holzgang
Schurter AG, Luzern /  LU

Stephan Keller
V-ZUG AG, Zug / ZG

Norbert Klapper
Rieter Management AG, Winterthur / ZH

Dirk Lambrecht
Dätwyler Holding AG, Altdorf / UR

Jean-Marc Lenz
SR Technics Switzerland Ltd., Zurich-Airport / ZH

Ute Lepple
Scintilla AG, Zuchwil / SO

Carlo Alberto Mischler
Swiss Steel AG, Emmen / LU

Bruno Müller
Müller Martini AG, Zofingen / AG

Thomas Nägelin
Fraisa SA, Bellach / SO

Stephan Nell
United Grinding Group Management, Bern / BE

Urs Nussbaum
R. Nussbaum AG, Olten / SO

Michael Rechsteiner
General Electric (Switzerland) GmbH, Baden / AG

Robert Reimann
Jakob Müller AG Frick, Frick / AG

Urs Ryffel
Huber+Suhner AG, Werk Pfäffikon, Pfäffikon / ZH

Jacques Sanche
Bucher Management AG, Zürich / ZH

Hans-Christian Schneider
Ammann Schweiz AG, Langenthal / BE

Franziska A. Tschudi
Sauber Weidmann Holding AG, Rapperswil-Jona / SG

Eric von Ballmoos
BENNINGER GUSS AG, Uzwil / SG

Olivier Voumard
Precitrame Machines SA, Tramelan / BE

Matthias Wandfluh
Wandfluh AG, Frutigen / BE

Matthias Weibel
Durrer Spezialmaschinen AG, Immensee / SZ

Reto Welte
Dätwyler Holding AG, Altdorf UR / UR

Stéphane Wettstein
Bombardier Transportation (Switzerland) AG, Zürich / ZH

Thomas Würsch
CP Pumpen AG, Zofingen / AG

Gilbert Lile
LNS Sàrl, Orvin / BE

Patrick Marti
Saia-Burgess Controls AG, Murten / FR

Carlo Alberto Mischler
Swiss Steel AG, Emmen / LU

Bruno Müller
Müller Martini AG, Zofingen / AG

Thomas Nägelin
Fraisa SA, Bellach / SO

Stephan Nell
United Grinding Group Management, Bern / BE

Urs Nussbaum
R. Nussbaum AG, Olten / SO

Michael Rechsteiner
General Electric (Switzerland) GmbH, Baden / AG

Robert Reimann
Jakob Müller AG Frick, Frick / AG

Urs Ryffel
Huber+Suhner AG, Werk Pfäffikon, Pfäffikon / ZH

Jacques Sanche
Bucher Management AG, Zürich / ZH

Hans-Christian Schneider
Ammann Schweiz AG, Langenthal / BE

Franziska A. Tschudi
Sauber Weidmann Holding AG, Rapperswil-Jona / SG

Eric von Ballmoos
BENNINGER GUSS AG, Uzwil / SG

Alexander von Witzleben
Arbonia-Gruppe, Arbon ./ TG

Olivier Voumard
Precitrame Machines SA, Tramelan / BE

Matthias Wandfluh
Wandfluh AG, Frutigen / BE

Matthias Weibel
Durrer Spezialmaschinen AG, Immensee / SZ

Stéphane Wettstein
Bombardier Transportation (Switzerland) AG, Zürich / ZH

Lars Wiese
ESTECH Group AG, Seon / AG

Thomas Würsch
CP Pumpen AG, Zofingen / AG

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Last update: 16.04.2019