Alex Waser, CEO
From 2010 until joining the Conzzeta Group, Alex Waser worked at Ecolab Europe GmbH in Wallisellen, Switzerland, the European subsidiary of Ecolab, a US supplier of system solutions for the food processing industry. From 1994 to 2010 he worked for the SPX Group, a worldwide supplier of workshop equipment and diagnostic systems for the automotive industry. During this time he held various management positions in Europe and the US, finally as President of Service Solutions for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions at SPX Europe GmbH in Hainburg, Germany.
Johan Elster, Head of Business Unit Markets
Since 1 January 2013 Johan Elster leads the Business Unit Markets at Bystronic. In this position he is responsible for all markets except China. Johan Elster started his career at Bystronic in October 1996 as Managing Director of Bystronic Scandinavia. From 2007 to 2008 he held the position of Head of Market Region Northern Europe and from 2009 to 2012 as President of Market Division NAFTA and Europe North. Before joining Bystronic Johan Elster was Commissioning- and Start-up Manager at Ems Inventa AG.
Dr. Song You, President of Bystronic Group China
Since 1 March 2016, as Representative Director and President of Bystronic China, Dr. Song You has been responsible for the sales, market, service, and product activities as well as for production at Bystronic’s factories in the region. Prior to joining Bystronic, Dr. You held various management positions with the Delphi Corporation and the SPX Corporation in the US and China. He has an outstanding track record with responsibilities ranging from engineering and R&D through to operations, from sales and markets through to general management. In his last position he was Vice President of the SPX Corporation in charge of the Asia Pacific region.
Dr. Jürgen Hohnhaus, Head of Division Development
Since joining Bystronic on 1 August 2008, Dr. Jürgen Hohnhaus has been responsible for the Development Division including 2nd-level service. He manages the global development for laser, bending and waterjet at 3 business locations. Prior to joining Bystronic, he was Head of the Forming Technology Business Unit at Dieffenbacher GmbH and Managing Director of ASA GmbH.
Marco Vinanti, Managing Director of Bystronic Laser AG
Since 1 February 2015, as Managing Director of Bystronic Laser AG, Marco Vinanti has been responsible for the Niederönz business location. He joined Bystronic in November 2010 as Head of Production. Prior to joining Bystronic he held various management positions in the power tools, medical devices, and machine manufacturing industries. His responsibilities covered production, logistics, purchasing, and product management.
Sven Künkels, COO Bystronic Maschinenbau
Since 1 May 2015, Sven Künkels is responsible for lean manufacturing, quality, supply chain, and purchasing in the role of Chief Operation Officer. Mr. Künkels joined the company as technical manager in January 2001 and worked as Technical Managing Director from August 2001. In October 2003 he took over the position as Managing Director of Bystronic Maschinenbau GmbH Gotha, where he was responsible for all areas of business. Prior to joining Bystronic, he was Operations Manager at Benthin AG. Before that he held various management positions at AUTOKRAFT GmbH and OTN Oberflächentechnik GmbH.
Cornelia Gehrig, CFO + IT
Since joining Bystronic on 1 August 2011, Cornelia Gehrig,, has been responsible for finances and IT at Group level. Before joining Bystronic, she held a number of global management positions in sectors such as audit and business consulting, insurance, plant construction, and telecommunications,
Nicole Progin, Head of Human Resources
Since 1 May 2012, Nicole Progin has been responsible for Human Resources at Group level. Prior to joining Bystronic, she held various HR management positions, amongst others at Swisslog AG in Buchs, Switzerland, as Head of Human Resources EMEA, or at Centris AG in Solothurn, Switzerland, where she was also Head of Human Resources. Nicole Progin holds a degree in business administration and has completed a number of advanced training courses in the field of HR.
Jean-Pierre Neuhaus, Head of Corporate Communications
Jean-Pierre Neuhaus leads the worldwide CorCom and MarCom activities for the whole of the Bystronic Group, a position he has held since February 2003. Mr. Neuhaus has more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications and public relations, both at strategic and operational levels. Prior to his current position, he held various positions in the field of communications at the Swiss telecommunications group Ascom.
Gisella Ronchi, Head of Global Marketing
Gisella Ronchi, Head of Global Marketing, joined Bystronic in April 2014 bringing with her many years of experience in strategic assignments and product marketing management. She has also been in charge of strategic marketing and product management since April 2015. Before joining Bystronic she worked for 17 years at Hilti, in wide variety of positions both in markets and at headquarters. In her final assignment she was Head of Marketing for the Measuring Systems Business Unit.