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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

1967, Swiss citizen

Education and professional background
Dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich. 1992 to 1999 Head of the Business Development unit at ABB Schweiz, Zurich and Head of the Hydro Power Plant Service global business unit as Project Manager at ABB Kraftwerke AG, Baden. 1999 to 2002 General Manager for the Hydro Power segment at ALSTOM, Lisbon and for Hydro Power Plants and Systems in Paris. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 2002 as Head of Rollers business unit. 2004 to 2007 Head of the Cable System Technology business unit. 2007 to 2016, Head of Fiber Optics Division; since 2008 member of the Executive Group Management and since 1 April 2017 Chief Executive Officer.


Ivo Wechsler - CFO

Chief Financial Officer (Finance and Legal)

1969, Swiss citizen

Education and professional background
Lic. oec. HSG (University of St. Gallen). 1995 to 1997 at Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft (UBS) in Corporate Finance in Zurich/ London. 1998 to 2000 Controller and from 1999, Head of Controlling & Treasury at Sunrise Communications, Rümlang. 2001 to 2007 Head Corporate Controlling and from 2005 in addition Head Corporate Treasury, Ascom Group, Bern. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 2008 as Head Corporate Controlling. Since 2010 Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Group Management.


Patricia Stolz - CHRO

Chief Human Resources Officer

1969, Swiss citizen

Education and professional background
Human Resources Specialist with certificate of competence and EMBA University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen. 1990 to 2003 assistant in Human Resources at NAW Nutzfahrzeuge AG, Arbon. 2003 to 2007 Head of HR Management at Flawa AG, Flawil. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 2008 as Human Resources Manager of the Fiber Optics Division. Since 2015 Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Group Management

 


Reto Bolt - COO RF

Chief Operating Officer Radio Frequency

1966, Swiss citizen

Education and professional background
Dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 1993 as Operations Engineer for coaxial connectors, then held several managing positions in the operations department of the Radio Frequency Division. 2004 to 2007 Head of Global Management Systems, 2007 to 2012 Head of the Cable Systems business unit within the Low Frequency Division. Since 2012 Head of Radio Frequency Division and member of the Executive Group Management.

 


Fritz Landolt - COO FO MCI

Chief Operating Officer Fiber Optics - Mobile Communication & Industry

1967, Swiss citizen

Education and professional background
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.


Dr. Martin Strasser - COO FO FDC

Chief Operating Officer Fiber Optics - Fixed Network & Data Centre

1974, Austrian citizen

Education and professional background
Dipl. Ing. Dr. techn. TU Vienna, EMBA Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 2002 as Project Leader Research+Advanced Development. 2004 to 2008 Product Manager in the Fiber Optics Division and since 2008 member of the division management. 2008 to 2016 Product Unit Manager for Fiber Management Systems. Since October 2016 Head of Fiber Optics – Fixed Network & Data Center Division and since 2017 member of the Executive Group Management.


 


Patrick Riederer - COO LF

Chief Operating Officer Low Frequency

1965, Swiss citizen

Education and professional background
Chemical Engineer, Polytechnic School of Engineering, Winterthur. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 1991 as Material Development Engineer, 1994 to 1998 Product Manager, 1998 to 2002 Head of Cable Technology Product Management, from 2002 to 2007 Head of Cable Technology. Since 2008, Head of Low Frequency Division and member of the Executive Group Management.

Other activities and vested interests
Member of the Board of Directors at Wolfensberger Beteiligungen AG, Bauma.

 


Drew Nixon - COO Global Sales

Chief Operating Officer Global Sales

1965, US citizen

Education and professional background
Bachelor in Business Administration, Babson College, Wellesley Massachusetts, USA. 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 of Finance and Administration at Zettacom INC, Santa Clara, US. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 2004 as Finance Director North America, 2008 to 2012 Managing Director North America, Vermont, 2012 to 2015 Managing Director of the Region North Asia, Shanghai. Since 2015, Chief Operating Officer Global Sales and member of the Executive Group Management.

 


Dr. Ulrich Schaumann - COO Oper./IT/Q

Chief Operations, IT and Quality Officer

1957, Swiss citizen

Education and professional background
Dipl. Masch-Ing. ETH Zurich, 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, Uster. 1992 to 2005 different functions in supply management, engineering and responsibility for the head office in Switzerland, as well as member of the board at H.A. Schlatter AG, Schlieren. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 2005 as a Manager Global Operations, 2013 to 2015 Manager Corporate Operations. Since 2015 Chief Corporate Operations + IT Officer and member of the Executive Group Management.

Other activities and vested interests
Member of Board of Directors at Romay AG, Oberkulm.