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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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Urs Ryffel - CEO

Chief Executive Officer

Born 1967, Swiss citizen, dipl. Ing. ETH, Zurich.
INSEAD Executive Education, France. From 1992 to 1999 at ABB Schweiz in Baden and Zurich as a project manager, Head of the Business Development unit at ABB Kraftwerke AG and Head of the Hydro Power Plant Service global business unit. From 1999 to 2002 at ALSTOM as General Manager, in Lisbon, Portugal, for the Hydro Power Segment, then in Paris, France, for Hydro Power Plants and Systems. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 2002 as Head of the Rollers Business Unit, from 2004 to 2007 Head of the Cable System Technology division. Head of the Fibre Optics division from 2007 to 2016 and member of Executive Group Management since 2008. Chief Executive Officer since April 2017.


Ivo Wechsler - CFO

Chief Financial Officer (Finance and Legal)

Born 1969, Swiss citizen, lic. oec. HSG (St Gallen).
1995 to 1997 at UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland) in Corporate Finance Zurich/London. 1997 to 2000 at Sunrise Communications, R├╝mlang, Controller and from 1999 Head Corporate Controlling & Treasury. 2001 to 2007 at Ascom Group, Bern, Head Corporate Controlling and from 2005 in addition Head Corporate Treasury. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 2008 as Head Corporate Controlling. Since 2010 Chief Financial Officer and member of Executive Group Management.


Patricia Stolz - CHRO

Chief Human Resources Officer

1969, Swiss, Human Resources specialist with certificate of competence.
1990 to 2003 Assistant in Human Resources at NAW Nutzfahrzeuge AG. 2003 to 2007 Head of Human Resources Management at Flawa AG. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 2008 as Human Resources Manager in the Fiber Optics division. 2015 to 2017, further education Executive Master of Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences St Gallen. Since 1 July 2015 Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Group Management.


Reto Bolt - COO RF

Chief Operating Officer Radio Frequency

Born 1966, Swiss citizen, dipl. Ing. ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich.
Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 1993, first as operations engineer for coaxial connectors at the Herisau site, then held several managing positions in the Operations Department of the Radio Frequency division during the following years. Head of Global Management Systems in the Information + Process Management Department from 2004 to 2007, Head of the Cable Systems Business Unit within the Low Frequency division from 2007 to 2012. Head of the Radio Frequency division and member of the Executive Group Management since 2012.


Fritz Landolt - COO FO MCI

Chief Operating Officer Fiber Optics - Mobile Communication & Industry

Born 1967, Swiss citizen, dipl. El. -Ing. HTL/STV, FH NDS Telecom Mgt, MBA University of Zurich.
1991 to 1996 at Swissphone Switzerland as a R&D engineer for pager. 1996 to 2000 at Philips Communication Systems in Zurich as a Product Manager for GSM base stations. 2000 to 2012 at Sunrise Switzerland as Director Network and Technology. 2012 to 2013 at Huawei Switzerland as Director Solutions&Engineering. Since 2014 at HUBER+SUHNER as a Product Unit Manager in the Fiber Optics division. Since 2016 Head of Fiber Optics Mobile Com & Industry division and since 2017 Member of the Executive Group Management.


Martin Strasser - COO FO FDC

Chief Operating Officer Fiber Optics - Fixed Network & Data Centre

Born 1974, Austrian citizen, dipl. Ing. Dr. techn. TU Wien, EMBA of the Private College of Economics in Zurich.
Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 2002 as Project Leader Research + Advanced Development. 2004 to 2008 Product Manager in the Fiber Optics division and since 2008 part of the division management; also established the Fiber-to-Antenna business as Product Unit Manager. Since September 2016 Head of Fiber Optics Fixed Network & Data Centre division and since 2017 Member of the Executive Group Management.


Patrick Riederer - COO LF

Chief Operating Officer Low Frequency

Born 1965, Swiss citizen, Chemical Engineer, Polytechnic School of Engineering, Winterthur.
Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 1991. Material Development Engineer from 1991 until 1994, Product Manager from 1994 to 1998, Head of Product Management in the Cable Technology Division from 1998 to 2002, Head of Cable Technology Division from 2002 to 2007. Head of the Low Frequency Division and member of Executive Group Management since 2008.


Drew Nixon - COO Global Sales

Chief Operating Officer Global Sales

Born 1965, American citizen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
1988 to 2000 working in various Management functions for the American companies Charleswater Products INC, Boston Metal Products CORP, Cerplex Mass INC and Decibel Instruments INC. 2000 to 2004 as Director Finance and Administration at Zettacom INC, Santa Clara, US. Since 2004 at HUBER+SUHNER first as Finance Director in North America as well as Managing Director of North America and later North Asia. Since 1 May 2015 Chief Operating Officer Global Sales and member of the Executive Group Management.


Ulrich Schaumann - COO Oper./IT/Q

Chief Operations, IT and Quality Officer

Born 1957, Swiss citizen, dipl. Masch.-Ing. ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich.
1983 to 1986 postdoctoral degree to Dr. sc. techn. ETH Zurich. 1986 to 1992 different functions in production and logistics as well as Head of Logistics at Zellweger Uster AG. 1992 to 2005 different functions in Supply Management, engineering and responsibility for the head office in Switzerland at H.A. Schlatter AG as well as member of the board. Since 2005 Manager Corporate Operations at HUBER+SUHNER AG and since 1 April 2015 Chief Operations and IT Officer and member of Executive Group Management.