The Executive Committee – the Group's most senior management below Board level – is responsible for the operational management of the COMET Group within the powers delegated to it. As of December 31, 2015, the COMET Group's Executive Committee had the following members:
(b. 1962, Swiss citizen) Chief Executive Officer With COMET since Jan. 1, 2011
Dipl. Ing. master's degree in engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich; lic. oec. master's degree in business administration from University of St. Gallen (HSG)
1995 to 2000: head of sales Asia/direct exports and head of business development, Sarnafil International AG, Switzerland; 2000 to 2005: senior vice president, head of business unit, Hilti AG, Liechtenstein; 2005 to 2010: CEO, Wetrok AG, Switzerland
(b. 1959, Swiss citizen) Chief Financial Officer With COMET since Aug. 23, 2004
Betriebsökonom FH degree in business administration from Berne University of Applied Sciences (HWV); Controller SIB from Controller Academy, Zurich;
Executive MBA from University of Rochester, NY
1992 to 1996: controller at SRG, Switzerland; previously: various management positions in finance; 1996 to 2001: CFO of Der Bund Verlag AG, Switzerland; 2001 to 2004: CFO of Enterprise Communication division at Ascom, Switzerland
(b. 1964, Swiss citizen) Chief Information Officer With COMET since Oct. 17, 2005
Lic. phil. nat. degree in applied mathematics from University of Berne; Dr. phil. nat. doctorate in computer science from University of Berne; Executive MBA from University of Rochester, NY
1998 to 2000: MTS and technical manager, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, NJ; previously: various positions in software development; 2000 to 2003: director, Xebeo Communications, Inc., NJ; 2003 to 2005: senior software engineer, Akadia AG, Switzerland
(b. 1960, Swiss citizen) President of X-Ray & ebeam Technologies With COMET since Dec. 8, 1980
Ingenieur FH in engineering from Berne University of Applied Sciences; Betriebswirtschaftsingenieur FH/NDS degree in engineering from Berne University of Applied Sciences; MBA from University of St. Gallen (HSG)
Until 1996: various leadership positions in production; 1996 to 2000: Head of Technology (production and R&D); since 1989: Member of Executive Committee; from 2002: Head of Industrial X-Ray segment; since 2013: Head of X-Ray & ebeam Technologies segment
(b. 1961, Swiss citizen) President of Plasma Control Technologies With COMET since Jan. 1, 2008
Eidg. dipl. Einkäufer degree in procurement, SVME; MBA in strategy and procurement management from University of Birmingham, UK
1997 to 2000: head of purchasing & logistics, Von Roll Betec AG, Switzerland; 2000 to 2002: head of purchasing & logistics, Swisscom Solutions AG, Switzerland; 2002 to 2007: head of purchasing & supplier quality assurance, automotive, Saia-Burgess AG, Switzerland / Johnson Electric, Hong Kong
(b. 1968, German citizen) President of X-Ray Systems With COMET since May 1, 2012
Dipl. Ing. master's degree in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany
1994 to 2001: various leadership positions in R&D, Draeger AG, Germany; 2002 to 2011: vice president for R&D, Braun Avitum AG, Germany; 2011: Head of Development & Customized Systems, X-Ray Systems segment; since 2012: President, X-Ray Systems segment
(b. 1962, Swiss citizen) Chief Human Resource Officer With COMET since Jan. 1, 2014
Lic. oec. master's degree in business administration from University of Zurich; Master of Advanced Studies in Human Resource Management from Zurich University of Applied Sciences
1989 to 1996: various management positions in human resources at UBS AG and Luwa AG, Switzerland; 1996 to 1998: deputy group head of human resources, Von Roll Management AG, Switzerland; 1999 to 2013: head of HR (from 2000: head of HR and social services), Scintilla AG, a member of the Bosch group, Switzerland; additionally from 2005: head of Robert Bosch AG, Switzerland
Activities and interests outside the Group
Section 27 of the Bylaws, which have been revised for compliance with the OAEC and approved by the Shareholder Meeting, specifies the allowable number of external positions on top management or supervisory bodies that may be held by members of the Executive Committee, as follows:
- Members of the Executive Committee may each not hold more than one external position on the top management or supervisory body of an exchange-traded (i.e., listed) company and not more than four such external positions in non-listed companies.
- Members of the Executive Committee may each not hold more than ten such positions in associations, non-profit foundations, family foundations and employee pension funds.
- Positions in companies controlled by COMET Holding AG, or positions controlled by COMET Holding AG, are not subject to restriction.
The members of the Executive Committee did not hold positions outside the COMET Group on management or supervisory bodies of significant Swiss or foreign private sector or public sector companies, institutions or foundations (at December 31, 2015). Some members of the Executive Committee held board positions at subsidiaries of the COMET Group.
Related party transactions
There were no business transactions with parties related to members of the Executive Committee.
Interim management contracts
No interim management contracts existed in the COMET Group.
Detailed information on the compensation of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee under section 663cs of the Swiss Code of Obligations is provided in the compensation report from page 133.