Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) is pleased to announce that Manfred Häner will join the company as its new Chief Financial Officer as of 1 October 2018. Manfred Häner (Swiss citizen, born 1956) was Chief Financial Officer of CPH Chemie + Papier AG from 2012 to 2016. From 1999 to 2010 he served as CFO and Deputy CEO of Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG. He began his professional career in 1975 with Sulzer Group, where he held various finance and controlling functions, including CFO and Deputy CEO of the Sulzer International Division.
Hans Brändle, CEO of Meyer Burger said: “Manfred Häner has broad experience managing finance and IT functions in the industrial sector; in particular in public companies which are going through transformation processes. Together with the Board and our current CFO, we have been collaborating on the succession for this key role since this spring and we are very pleased that with Manfred Häner we can ensure a seamless transition during this important phase for our company.”
Following a 12-year career as Chief Financial Officer of Meyer Burger, Michel Hirschi has decided to step down from his function as CFO and as member of the Executive Board as of 30 September 2018 in order to pursue other opportunities outside the company. With his extensive industry know-how and customer focus, Michel has significantly contributed to Meyer Burger’s strong global position as market and technology leader in the PV industry.
Hans Brändle, CEO of Meyer Burger, said: “On behalf of the entire company, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Michel Hirschi for his achievements and contributions across the years and for his strong commitment to Meyer Burger. On a personal level I also want to thank Michel for his loyalty and for his partnership as well as his strong support during the important change process which we initiated at the beginning of 2017. We wish him all the best for his future, both professionally and personally.”
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Meyer Burger is a leading global technology company specialising on innovative systems and processes based on semiconductor technologies. The company’s focus is on photovoltaics (solar industry) while its competencies and technologies also cover important areas of the semiconductor and the optoelectronic industries as well as other selected high-end markets based on semiconductor materials. As an international premium brand, Meyer Burger offers its customers in the PV industry superior products and innovative solutions for the manufacturing processes of wafers, solar cells and solar modules. The company provides substantial added value to its customers and clearly differentiates itself from its competitors by focusing on core technologies of the value chain.
Meyer Burger’s comprehensive product portfolio is complemented by a worldwide service network with spare parts, consumables, process know-how, customer support, after-sales services, training and other services. Meyer Burger is represented in Europe, Asia and North America in the respective key markets and has subsidiaries and own service centres in China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. The company is also working intensively to develop new markets such as South America, Africa and the Arab region. The registered shares of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (Ticker: MBTN).
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