Board of Directors

Board of Directors

VR Beat Kälin
Beat Kälin (1957)

Non-executive, dependent member and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2015, elected until 2018, Swiss national, resident in Birmensdorf, member of the Board of Directors of listed company Huber+Suhner AG, Pfäffikon ZH.

Beat Kälin holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in engineering from ETH Zurich. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD. Up until 1999, he held various management positions in the Elektrowatt Group, from 1999 to 2004 he was a member of the Group Executive Board of SIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft Holding AG, Neuhausen, from 2004 to 2006 he was a member of the Board of Management responsible for the Packaging Technology Division at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (DE), and from 2007 until May 2015 he was CEO of the Komax Group.

VR Daniel Hirschi

Daniel Hirschi (1956)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2005, Vice-Chairman since 2014, elected until 2018, Swiss national, resident in Biel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of listed company Schaffner Holding AG, Luterbach, and member of the Board of Directors of listed company Gavazzi Holding AG, Steinhausen.

Daniel Hirschi holds a degree in engineering. From 1983 to 2005 he held various management functions at Saia-Burgess in Murten, where he was CEO from 2001, and Delegate of the Board of Directors from 2003. From 2006 to 2009, Daniel Hirschi was CEO and Delegate of the Board of Directors of Benninger AG in Uzwil; he was a member of the Board of Directors of the same company from 2009 to August 2016. In the last three years, Daniel Hirschi has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.
VR David Dean
David Dean (1959)
Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2014, elected until 2018, Swiss national, resident in Meilen, member of the Board of Directors of listed company Agta Record AG, Fehraltorf, as well as Trumpf AG, Baar, and member of the “Industry Executive Advisory Board” of the “Executive MBA in Supply Chain Management” at ETH Zurich.

David Dean has been CEO of the Bossard Group since 2005. He was the company’s CFO from 1998 to 2004, and its Corporate Controller before that. David Dean is an expert in accounting and controlling. He holds a federal diploma and is a certified accountant. Furthermore, he has also completed management training at Harvard Business School and IMD Lausanne. In the last three years, David Dean has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.

 VR Andreas Häberli

Andreas Häberli (1968)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2017, elected until 2018, Swiss national, resident in Bubikon.

Andreas Häberli holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich and did his doctorate in micro-engineering at ETH Zurich’s Laboratory for Physical Electronics. Since 2003, Andreas Häberli has worked in various management roles at the dormakaba Group (formerly Kaba Group), where he has been Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of the Executive Committee since 2011. Prior to that, from 1999 to 2003, he was a member of the executive management team at Sensirion AG in Stäfa and worked as a chip design engineer at Invox Technology (Canada/USA) from 1997 to 1999. In the last three years, Andreas Häberli has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.

VR Kurt Haerri

Kurt Haerri (1962)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2012, elected until 2018, Swiss national, resident in Birrwil.

Kurt Haerri holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and graduated from the University of St. Gallen with an Executive MBA HSG. He has been working for Schindler since 1987, and was based in China from 1996 to 2003. Today, he is responsible for Global Installation & Fulfillment at Schindler Management AG. From 2006 to 2013, Kurt Haerri was the President of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. He is also a lecturer at ETH Zurich, where he is responsible for the Asia module of an executive MBA program. In the last three years, Kurt Haerri has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.

VR Roland Siegwart

Roland Siegwart (1959)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2013, elected until 2018, Swiss national, resident in Schwyz. Member of the Board of Directors of Evatec Holding AG, Trübbach, GE Inspection Robotics AG, Zurich, and NZZ Mediengruppe (owner of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Zurich, a Trustee of the Gebert Rüf Foundation, Basel.

Roland Siegwart has been Professor of Robotics at ETH Zurich since July 2006 and Co-Director of the newly founded Wyss Translational Center Zurich, a joint research center of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, since 2015. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate from ETH Zurich. He was professor at EPFL Lausanne from 1996 to 2006, and Vice-President of Research and Corporate Relations at ETH Zurich from 2010 to 2014. In the last three years, Roland Siegwart has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.