31.10.2005 – 08:10
HUBER+SUHNER: New leader for the Fiberoptic + Cable Technology Sector
HUBER+SUHNER, a leading global supplier of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity, is pleased to announce that Mr Guy Petignat will join the company as COO Fiberoptic + Cable Technology and member of the Executive Group Management as of January 1, 2006.
Mr Petignat (47) is currently COO for Kaba Key + Ident Systems Europe and AsiaPacific. He is a Swiss and Australian citizen with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr Petignat has a genuine industrial background and a proven track record with several years of experience from the Kaba group, as well as among others, more than 10 years from Ascom. Through his activities in Europe, Asia and Australia, he also has an impressive international and multicultural background. As the successor of Ingo Kübler, who left the company in July, Mr Petignat will join HUBER+SUHNER as head of the Fiberoptic + Cable Technology Sector reporting to the CEO Urs Kaufmann.
Guy Petignat: "I am greatly looking forward to taking up the new challenges at HUBER+SUHNER, a global group with an attractive technology portfolio and genuine opportunities for growth."
Urs Kaufmann, CEO for HUBER+SUHNER: "We are happy to have gained Mr Petignat for our organisation. With his vast wealth of experience, he will strengthen our management team in an ideal manner. And this in a time in which we continue to forge ahead with the forward strategy we have launched."
The HUBER+SUHNER Group is a leading global supplier of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity in communications, industrial applications, and transportation. HUBER+SUHNER can draw on core competencies in the areas of radio frequency technology, fiber optics, cables and polymers. Working in close collaboration with its customers around the globe, HUBER+SUHNER strives for excellence in the development and manufacturing of high quality products. Further information on the company can be found at www.hubersuhner.com.
Head of Public Relations