Oerlikon Segment CEOs become members of Group Executive Committee

Effective immediately, all five segment business CEOs of the Oerlikon Group will become members of the Group Executive Committee.

The move is made in line with the Group’s strategy to ensure profitable growth through leveraging the market experience and operational skills of the Group Executive Committee. Group CEO Dr. Brice Koch stated: “The next stage of our company’s development sets a clear focus on profitable growth. To collectively support the overall Group strategy and to take a more collaborative approach to leadership within the Group, the segments should participate in the management of the Group, bringing their market and technological expertise”

In parallel of the expansion of the Executive Committee, Oerlikon has appointed Dr. Bernd Matthes (53, German) as new CEO of the Drive Systems Segment. He is a senior executive with international experience and strong track record in the automotive and transmission industry. At Borg Warner, where he spent more than 15 years of his career, he held several leadership positions and contributed significantly to the company’s growths and success. He will replace Heriberto Diarte.

Oerlikon’s Group top management team now consists of Group CEO Dr. GBrice Koch, Group CFO Jürg Fedier, DR. Hans Brändle (Surface Solutions Segment), Stefan Kross (Manmade Fibres), Dr. Bernd Matthes (Drive Systems as of April 1, 2014), Dr. Martin Füllenbach (Vacuum Segment) and Andreas Dill (Advanced Technologies).

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