Willy Michel (Chairman), born 1947, Swiss; Dr. h.c.; holder of a professional qualification as a pharmaceutical consultant with a federal diploma. General Manager of Novo-Nordisk Switzerland (1978–1984). As cofounder, Michel was Chairman of the Board and General Manager of Disetronic Holding AG, Burgdorf (1984–2003). Since 2003 he has been Chairman of the Board of Ypsomed Holding AG, Burgdorf (and also CEO from 2011 to 2014). He has been a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Adval Tech Holding AG since 2007 and Chairman of the Board since 2012. His term of office expires at the close of the Annual General Meeting for financial year 2017.
Hans Dreier, born 1953, Swiss; MBA FH; executive director since 1988, Head of IT/Logistics/Legal at the Adval Tech Group, Niederwangen. He has been an executive member of the Board of Directors of Adval Tech Holding AG since 1988 and was elected until the close of the Annual General Meeting for financial year 2017. Further information on his professional career can be found under Executive Management.
Roland Waibel, born 1958, Swiss; PhD; various executive positions at the Lonza Group, Basel, including Group Controller, CFO and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development (1989–2006), CFO of the Omya Group, Oftringen (2006–2013), CFO of the Archroma Group, Reinach (since 2013); member of the Board of Directors of Adval Tech Holding AG since 2005, non-executive, serving until the close of the Annual General Meeting for financial year 2017.
Christian Mäder, born 1969, Swiss; Swiss certified expert in accounting and controlling. Since 2015, CFO and member of the executive committee of Artemis Group as well as member of the Board of Directors of Franke Group. From 2000 until 2015 various finance and management positions at Swisslog Group, as of 2005 CFO and member of the Group Executive Committee. Earlier, various management and finance positions at companies like KPMG and Colenco (Motor-Columbus Group). Christian Mäder is Chairman of Kraftwerk Europe AG and member of the Board of Directors of O. Kleiner AG.
René Rothen, born 1959, Swiss; with Adval Tech since 2007; Chief Executive Officer; Grad. Eng. HTL. Career: Head of Product Development, machine tool manufacturing at EWAG AG, Etziken (1983–1993), various executive positions at Saia-Burgess in Murten (1993–2006), including Head of Operations, Switzerland and Hungary, and finally also as CEO of a subsidiary in the US. Joined Adval Tech as Head of the Automotive Division in 2007, member of the Group Executive Management since 2007, CEO of the Adval Tech Group since August 1, 2012.
Hans Dreier, born 1953, Swiss; with Adval Tech since 1982; Head of IT/Logistics/Legal; MBA FH. Career: project manager, then systems manager at Honeywell Bull, Düsseldorf, Germany (1980–1982); joined Styner+Bienz as Head of Information Technology, as of 1984 Head of Sales and Marketing, since 1997 member of Group Executive Management in his current position. Member of the Board of Directors of Adval Tech Holding AG since 1988; see Annual report 2016, page 43.
Markus Reber, born 1963, Swiss; with Adval Tech since 2002, Chief Financial Officer; Exec. MBA FH. Career: controller and CIO at ABB-MMD Robotics AG, Deitingen (1989–1992), Commercial Manager of ABB Fläkt AG, Lucerne (1993), Head of Finance and Administration in the Repair unit of Swisscom AG, Bern (1993–1997), Head of Finance and Controlling in the Service and Repair unit of Swisscom AG, Bern (1997–2000), Head of Finance and Central Services at the Feusi Bildungszentrum, Bern (2000–2002). Joined Adval Tech as Group Controller, CFO and member of the Group Executive Management since January 1, 2007.
Valeria Poretti-Rezzonico, born 1961, Swiss; with Adval Tech since 2008; Head of Corporate HR/Communication; AMP Harvard Business School. Career: Head of the Secretariat of the General Management of Danzas Transporte Italy/Ticino, Milan/Chiasso (1988–1996), various positions at Saia-Burgess, Murten (1996–2006) including Head of Investor Relations, Corporate Communication & Marketing. Joined Adval Tech as Head of Corporate HR/Communication, member of the Group Executive Management since May 1, 2012.