Swissmem is delighted that its President, Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, has been elected to the Swiss Federal Council. His election marks the appointment of a Federal Councillor with many years of experience at the head of internationally operating companies in the mechanical and electrical engineering industries. It also gives Swiss industry and research a strong voice in the country's executive.
Johann N. Schneider-Ammann has played a key role in shaping Swissmem's work during his 12-year presidency, turning the 1,000 member-company association into a modern service and industry organization.
Until Johann N. Schneider-Ammann’s successor has been appointed, Swissmem will be managed by its Vice Presidents, Hans Hess and Andreas Koopmann. A selection committee will evaluate candidates over the months ahead and submit a proposal to the Executive Committee at the appropriate juncture.
The Executive Board and entire Swissmem team would like to wish Mr. Schneider-Ammann every success and satisfaction in his responsible new role.
Zurich, 22 September 2010
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