Group Management

There were significant changes in Mikron Group’s Board of Directors and Management during the year under review. At the 2021 Annual General Meeting, Paul Zumbühl, Mikron Board member since 2018, took over from Heinrich Spoerry as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and on June 1, 2021, Marc Desrayaud succeeded Bruno Cathomen as CEO of the Mikron Group. The 55-year-old Frenchman has worked for different Swiss companies. After management positions at ABB, Rieter Textile Machinery and Autoneum, Marc Desrayaud held various posts at Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG since 2012.

At the Mikron Group’s 2022 Annual General Meeting, long-serving Board members Dr. Eduard Rikli and Patrick Kilchmann will not be standing for re-election for another term of office. As their successors, the Board of Directors proposes the election of Alexandra Bendler and Hans-Christian Schneider. Industrial engineer Alexandra Bendler is a member of the Group Executive Board responsible for Business Group Europe at automotive supplier Autoneum. Hans-Christian Schneider has been CEO of the Ammann Group in Langenthal since 2013.