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President and committees

The President

Martin Hirzel became President of Swissmem in January 2021, and has worked in Swiss industry for more than 25 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bucher Industries AG, Dätwyler Holding AG and two privately owned SMEs. He is also a member of the Regional Economic Council of the Swiss National Bank, and chairs the Advisory Board of ZHAW School of Management & Law. He was CEO of Autoneum Holding AG for nine years up to the end of 2019. Prior to this, he managed the market region South America, Middle East & Africa for four years, mainly from its headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil. Between 2000 and 2007 he lived in Shanghai, China, where he was responsible for establishing the local presence of Rieter Holding AG. A native of Zurich, Martin Hirzel started his career by doing a vocational apprenticeship before going on to study business management with a focus on industry and international production at ZHAW. He then completed the GMP at Harvard Business School.

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee comprises the President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer and a maximum of 14 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

Marc Schuler
Vice President of Swissmem
Managing Director, DIXI Polytool S.A., Le Locle

Dorothee Auwärter
Member of the Executive Committee
Chair of the Board of Directors
Kuhn Rikon AG, Rikon

Roberto Ballina
Member of the Executive Committee
Managing Director
Tensol Rail AG, Giornico

Pascale Blösch
Member of the Executive Committee
Blösch AG und Platit AG, Grenchen und Selzach

François Gabella
Member of the Executive Committee
Member of the Board, LEM Holding SA, Fribourg

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

Christian Holzgang
Member of the Executive Committee
Schurter AG, Luzern

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

Dr. Gerd Scheller
Member of the Executive Committee
Country CEO // CEO
Siemens Schweiz AG, Zürich // Siemens Mobility AG, Wallisellen

Peter Spuhler
Member of the Executive Committe
President of the Board of Stadler Bussnang AG, Bussnang

Nora Teuwsen    
Member of the Executive Committe   
ABB Schweiz AG, Baden

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



Last update: 16.04.2019