Oliver Blauenstein to join the Executive Committee of Komax
As of January 2023 the Komax Executive Committee will again be complete: Oliver Blauenstein will be joining the Komax Group from ABB and will be responsible for testing activities as a member of the Executive Committee. Since the beginning of 2022 this area has been managed on an interim basis by CEO Matijas Meyer, following Marcus Setterberg’s departure from Komax at the end of 2021 after many years with the company.
Oliver Blauenstein will be joining the Executive Committee of Komax on 1 January 2023. He will take over the management of testing activities within the Komax Group, which have been overseen by CEO Matijas Meyer on an interim basis since the beginning of 2022. His area of responsibility will include the Komax Testing companies (formerly TSK Group) as well as the companies adaptronic and Cirris, which have been part of the Komax Group since the combination with Schleuniger.
Oliver Blauenstein (1971) holds a degree in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich, where he also obtained a doctorate (Dr. sc. techn.). From 2004 to 2006 he was Head of Product Management and Engineering at Altec Electronic AG, going on to become Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Jaquet Technology Group AG, which was taken over in 2016 by TE Connectivity, until mid-2008. He has worked for ABB since mid-2008, initially spending four years as Product Group Manager Traction in Guangzhou, China. Oliver Blauenstein then held the same position in Genoa, Italy, until mid-2014. Afterwards, he returned to Switzerland as Business Unit Manager Motors & Generators up to February 2020. Since then, he has been Division Manager Process Automation Energy Industries at ABB.
“I’m delighted that we have found a very experienced manager in Oliver Blauenstein for the further development of our testing activities”, says Matijas Meyer, CEO Komax Group. “His many years working for international companies in Europe and Asia have given him a great deal of experience in areas such as strategy development, marketing, distribution, and change management.”