Board of Directors

Heinrich J. Essing, Chairman

Heinrich J.Essing, born 1949, has acted as private secretary and manager of various family offices for more than 20 years. He is currently CEO of HEC Group and of its subsidiaries in Germany and abroad like Sydney or Toronto. Heinrich J. Essing also acts as managing director of HEB Swiss Investment AG which is one of the Company’s larger shareholders. Heinrich J. Essing is also a member of the Advisory Board of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG, Düsseldorf.

Robert Demuth, Vice Chairman

Robert Demuth, born 1947, holds a degree in mechanical engineering (dipl. Ing. HTL Maschinenbau) from the Hochschule für Technik & Architektur Luzern as well as an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gall. Robert Demuth started his career with Rieter before being appointed head of R&D of Bühler AG. Robert Demuth then served as CEO and delegate of Dyconex AG, a Swiss company active in the field of high-tech PCBs, MCMs and electronic interconnection technology. From 2005 to 2007, Robert Demuth held executive functions within the Group. Robert Demuth is owner of the Consulting Company Robert Demuth Industrial Investment Management.

Andreas Dill

Andreas Dill, born 1954, graduated as an electrical engineer (MEng) from the ETH Zurich. He started his professional career in the semiconductor industry at Zevatech AG where he took on various responsibilities from R+D engineer to General Manager. From 1998 to 2015, Andreas Dill has worked in various management positions at the Oerlikon Corporation, last as CEO of the Advanced Technologies Segment and a member of the Oerlikon executive committee. Andreas Dill is the owner of the Consulting Company Andreas Dill Strategic Business Consulting. He is also a board member of Tec-Sem Group.

Erich Haefeli

Erich Haefeli, born 1950, studied law at the University of Zurich. For many years, he headed the legal and patent department of OC Oerlikon Balzers AG and was also a member of the company’s Executive Management. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of many firms in the Oerlikon-Bührle Group, which is today the industrial group Oerlikon. Erich Haefeli is owner and President of Mariposa Immobilien AG.