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DesignCon 2020
Precision, reliability and repeatability are key characteristics for connectivity products in the test and measurement industry. New emerging applications are continuously pushing the technological boundaries of interconnect test solutions in terms of speed, bandwidth, density and performance.
28/1/2020 - 30/1/2020
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Board of Directors

Name Member since   Term expires
Urs Kaufmann, Chairman 2014   2020
Dr. Beat Kälin, Deputy Chairman 2009   2020
Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler 2014   2020
George H. Müller 2001   2020
Rolf Seiffert 2010   2020
Jörg Walther 2016   2020
Dr. Franz Studer 2019 2020
Urs Kaufmann

Urs Kaufmann

Chairman of the Board of Directors
1962, Swiss citizen
Member and Delegate of the Board of Directors since 2014
Education and professional background
Dipl. Ing. ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich. Senior Executive Program IMD, Lausanne. 1987 to 1993 Project Manager, Production Manager and Head of Sales at Zellweger Uster AG, Uster and USA. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 1994: 1994 to 1997 Managing Director of Henry Berchtold AG, a former subsidiary of HUBER+SUHNER AG. 1997 to 2000 Division Head and member of the Management Board of HUBER+SUHNER AG. Since 2001 member of the Executive Group Management and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 31 March 2017.

Other activities and vested interests
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Schaffner Holding AG, Luterbach. Member of the Board of Directors at SFS Group AG, Heerbrugg; Gurit Holding AG, Wattwil; Vetropack Holding AG, Bülach as well as Müller Martini Holding AG, Hergiswil. Executive committee member of SWISSMEM and Schweizerischer Arbeitgeberverband (SAV).
Dr. Beat Kälin

Dr. Beat Kälin

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
1957, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2009 (Chairman of the Board of Directors between 2015 and 2017)
Education and professional background
Dr. sc. techn., dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich. MBA INSEAD, Fontainebleau. 1987 to 1997 various management positions with Elektrowatt Group, Stäfa and Zug. 1998 to 2004 SIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft Holding AG, Neuhausen a.Rhf., member of Executive Group Management as of 1999. 2004 to 2006 member of the divisional management board for packaging technology at Robert Bosch GmbH, Neuhausen a.Rhf. 2006 to 2007 COO, 2007 to 2015 CEO and since May 2015 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Komax Group, Dierikon.

Other activities and vested interests
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sevensense Robotics AG, Zurich. Member of the Board of Directors of CabTec Holding AG, Rotkreuz. 

 
Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler

Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler

Member of the Board of Directors
1961, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2014
Education and professional background
PhD at the University in St. Gallen. Diploma in Mathematics/Physics at the University in Zurich. 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 at the University of St. Gallen, 1999 to 2004 Professor at the University of Lausanne, 1997 to 2001 Assistant Professor at the University of Tilburg, Netherlands.

Other activities and vested interests
Member of the Board of Directors of Schindler Holding Ltd., Hergiswil and member of the suva Council (Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund), Lucerne. Member of the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank, Zurich. Vice President of the Foundation Board, Gebert Rüf Stiftung, Zurich.

 
George H. Müller

George H. Müller

Member of the Board of Directors
1951, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2001
Education and professional background
Dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich. 1976 to 1980 General Manager for Cosa do Brasil Ltda., São Paulo, Brazil. 1980 to 1990 member of the Executive Group Management and of the Board of Directors at UHAG Übersee-Handel AG, Zurich. Since 1990 Chairman and Delegate of the Board of Directors at Cosa Travel Ltd., Zurich.

Other activities and vested interests
Chairman of the Board at 3D AG, Baar. Consul General of Japan in Zurich.

 
Rolf Seiffert

Rolf Seiffert

Member of the Board of Directors
1958, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2010
Education and professional background
Dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich. 1988 to 1998 positions in product development and product management with ABB Transportation / Adtranz, Zurich. 1999 to 2010 various line functions in product development and sales at Siemens Switzerland, Rail Automation, Wallisellen. 2011 to 2013 Vice President Sales at duagon AG, Dietikon. 2013 to 2015 Head of Sales at Ruf Telematik AG, Schlieren. 2015 to 2017 Managing Director and 2018 Head of Railway Signaling at Kummler+Matter AG, Zurich.
Jörg Walther

Jörg Walther

Member of the Board of Directors
1961, Swiss citizen
Board of member since 2016
Education and professional background
Lic. iur. University of Zurich. Admitted to the Aargau bar. MBA from the University of Chicago. Acquired several years of industry experience as a legal counsel to various multinational corporations. 1991 to 1995 Danzas Management, Basel. 1995 to 2001 ABB Asea Brown Boveri AG, Baden and Oerlikon. 2001 to 2009 Novartis International AG, Basel. Since 2010 partner at Schärer Attorneys at Law in Aarau.

Other activities and vested interests
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Proderma AG, Schötz. Member of the Board of Directors at SFS Group AG, Heerbrugg; Zehnder Group AG, Gränichen; AEW Energie AG, Aarau; Kraftwerk Augst AG, Augst; Immobilien AEW AG, Aarau, Care & Cure AG, Aarau. 
Dr.  Franz Studer

Dr. Franz Studer

Member of the Board of Directors
1965, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2019
Education and professional background
Dr. iur. University of Zurich. Admitted to the Zurich bar. MBA from the University of St. Gallen and International Directors Programme at INSEAD in Paris.
Many years of industry experience in various management positions.1999 to 2009 Bühler AG, Uzwil. 2010 to 2011 aizo group AG, Switzerland/Germany. Since 2012 Investment Director and member of the management at EGS Beteiligungen AG, Zürich, with several board of directors mandates in Swiss companies.

Other activities and vested interests
Chairman of the Board at Kantonsspital Winterthur. Member of the Board at FAES AG, Wollerau and at Sensirion AG, Stäfa.


 
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