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31.10.2005 – 08:10

HUBER+SUHNER AG

HUBER+SUHNER: New leader for the Fiberoptic + Cable Technology Sector

Herisau/Pfäffikon (ots)

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."
Company profile
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.

Contact:

Matthias Stahel
Head of Public Relations
tel. +41/44/952'27'73
E-Mail: mstahel@hubersuhner.com