Members of the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is headed by the CEO and currently comprises six members.
Dr. Marc von Waldkirch, Swiss national, born in 1974
Marc von Waldkirch has been serving as the Company’s CEO since 2016. Before becoming CEO, he held a variety of management positions in the Group from 2005 to 2016, including Vice President Research & Development and Head of the Research & Development Liquid Flow Sensors. Before joining the Group, he worked as Research Assistant at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). Currently, Mr. von Waldkirch serves on the Board of Directors of Tannerberg AG. He received a MSc in Physics and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, both from ETH Zurich.
Vice President Operations
Dr. Johannes Bleuel, German national, born in 1971
Johannes Bleuel has been the Vice President Operations since 2012. Prior to joining the Group, he was COO of E-Senza Technologies GmbH for three years. Prior to that, he worked at Siemens Communications in Germany and the United States for nine years, where he held various management positions in R&D and Operations. He studied Physics at the Technical University Darmstadt (Dipl.Phys.) and holds a PhD in Physics from the Technical University Munich.
Matthias Gantner, German national, born in 1964
Matthias Gantner has been serving as the Company’s CFO since 2012. Mr. Gantner has many years of experience in finance and, prior to joining the Group, he held the position of Head of Service and Sales Order Processing at allsafe Jungfalk, where he also was a member of the Executive Committee for one year. Prior to that, he held various functions related to finance and controlling at Norican Group for thirteen years and worked as Controller at Schiesser Eminence Group for three years. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Pforzheim (Dipl.-Betriebswirt).
Vice President Human Resources
Heiko Lambach, German national, born in 1968
Heiko Lambach has been the Vice President Human Resources since 2011. Prior to joining the Group, he held various human resources positions, including the position of Director Human Resources at Shot Blast Europe (Georg Fischer) DISA Industrie AG for eight years. Prior to that, he worked as Human Resources Manager at FJA Feilmeier & Junker AG in Germany for five years. After studying Economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum, he joined Orsay GmbH in Germany, where he started his career as Personnel Officer. Heiko Lambach holds a degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Betriebswirt).
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Dr. Andrea Orzati, Italian and Swiss national, born in 1973
Andrea Orzati has been Vice President Sales & Marketing since 2013. After joining the Group in 2008, he held various positions, including Vice President of Mobile & Consumer Business, Director International Sales, and Manager Distribution Network. Before that, he worked for u-blox AG as Design Manager for three years and was a Research Group Leader at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) for two years. Currently, Mr. Orzati serves on the Board of Directors of Teqable AG. He studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Cagliari and holds a PhD in Microwave Electronics from ETH Zurich, as well as a joint MBA from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausane (EPFL) and the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne).
Vice President Research & Development
Dr. Johannes Schumm, German national, born in 1979
Johannes Schumm has been the Vice President Research & Development since 2016. Before that, he worked as Director of Research & Development Pressure Sensors and Project Manager. Prior to joining the Group in 2010, he was Research Assistant at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) for four years. Currently, Mr. Schumm serves on the Board of Directors of Clarity Movement Co., Ltd. He studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RWTH Aachen University and received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich.