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Radio Frequency components used in the Wi-Fi hotspot on the Fan Mile in Berlin

September saw the start of the pilot phase of a public gigabit Wi-Fi access point on the famous Fan Mile in Berlin, Germany. HUBER+SUHNER is providing Wi-Fi antennas and coaxial cables, thus playing its part in enabling users in the area to surf, chat and stream for free for 30 minutes.

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Name Member since   Term expires
Urs Kaufmann, Chairman 2014   2018
Dr. Beat Kälin, Deputy Chairman 2009   2018
Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler 2014   2018
Dr. Christoph Fässler 2013   2018
George H. Müller 2001   2018
Rolf Seiffert 2010   2018
Jörg Walther 2016   2018

Urs Kaufmann

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Born 1962, Swiss citizen, member of the Board since 2014, term expires 2018.

Dipl. Ing. ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich. Senior Executive Programme IMD. 1987 to 1993 project manager, production manager and Head of Sales at Zellweger Uster AG, in Uster and the USA. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 1994. 1994 to 1997 Managing Director of Henry Berchtold AG, a subsidiary of HUBER+SUHNER AG. From 1997 to 2000 division Head and member of management board of HUBER+SUHNER AG; since 2001 member of Executive Group Management and CEO from 2002 to 2017 (from 2014 to 2017 also Delegate of the Board of Directors). Chairman of the Board of Directors of Schaffner Holding AG, Member of the Board of Directors of Gurit Holding AG, SFS Group AG as well as Mueller Martini Holding AG and Vetropack AG. Member of the Executive Committee of SWISSMEM.


Dr. Beat Kälin

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

Born 1957, Swiss citizen, member of the Board since 2009, Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2015 to 2017, term expires in 2018.

Dr. sc. techn., dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich. MBA INSEAD, Fontainebleau. 1987 to 1997 in various management positions with the Elektrowatt Group, Stäfa and Zug. From 1998 to 2004 with SIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft Holding AG, Neuhausen a. Rhf.; member of the Executive Group Management as of 1999. From 2004 to 2006 Member of the management committee packaging technology of Robert Bosch GmbH, Neuhausen a. Rhf. Since 2006 COO, from 2007 to April 2015 CEO and since May 2015 Chairman of the Komax Group, Dierikon.


Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler

Member of the Board of Directors

Born 1961, Swiss citizen, member of the Board since 2014, term expires 2018.

Managing director of the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW) at the University of St Gallen, since 2004 full professor of economics and public policy (University of St Gallen), 1999 – 2004 teaching position at the University of Lausanne, 1997 to 2001 teaching position at the University of Tilburg in The Netherlands, since 2010 member of the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank, since 2013 member of the Board of Directors of Schindler Holding Ltd.


Dr. Christoph Fässler

Member of the Board of Directors

Born 1952, Swiss citizen, member of the Board since 2013, term expires in 2018.

Doctorate in chemical engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. 1980 to 1986 various positions with Holcim, latterly as plant manager in Mexico. 1986 to 1998 managing director of Forma Vitrum AG, St Gallen and from 1998 to 2004 business segment and divisional director at the Schott company, Germany. From 2005 to end of 2015 CEO and since May 2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Metrohm Group, Herisau. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cabana AG, Herisau, and of Elvy Weaving, Egypt and a Member of the Alba-Group, Appenzell.


George H. Müller

Member of the Board of Directors

Born 1951, Swiss citizen, member of the Board since 2001, term expires in 2018.

Dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich. 1976 to 1980 general manager for Cosa do Brasil Ltda. São Paulo, Brazil. 1980 to 1990 member of the Executive Management and of the board of UHAG Übersee-Handel AG, Zurich. Since 1990 chairman and delegate of the board of Cosa Travel Ltd., Zurich, chairman of the board of 3D AG, Baar. General Consul of Japan in Zurich.


Rolf Seiffert

Member of the Board of Directors

Born 1958, Swiss citizen, member of the Board since 2010, term expires in 2018.

Dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich. 1988 to 1998 different positions in product development and product management with Bombardier Transportation. 1999 to 2004 Head of Development of Automatic Train Control and 2005 to 2010 Head of International Rail Automation Business at Siemens Switzerland AG, Wallisellen. From 2011 until January 2013 Vice President Sales and member of the executive board of Duagon AG, Dietikon and from July 2013 until August 2015 Head of Sales at Ruf Telematik AG, Schlieren. Since September 2015 CEO of Kummler+Matter AG, Zurich.


Jörg Walther

Member of the Board of Directors

Born 1961, Swiss citizen, member of the Board since 2016, term expires in 2018.

Lic. iur. University of Zurich. Admitted to the Aargau bar. MBA from the University of Chicago, since 2010 partner at Schärer Attorneys at Law in Aarau. Acquired several years of industry experience as a legal consultant to various multinational corporations (Danzas, ABB Asea Brown Boveri, Novartis). Chairman of the Proderma AG Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Directors of the SFS Group AG, Zehnder Group AG, AEW Energie AG, Kraftwerk Augst AG, Immobilien AEW AG. Chairman of the Special Expert Committee of Sika AG.

 
Name Audit
Committee
Nomination and
Compensation Committee
Urs Kaufmann, Chairman   chair
Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler chair  
Dr. Beat Kälin, Deputy Chairman   member
Jörg Walther member