Thun, 30 August 2018
Changes in the Executive Board at Meyer Burger: Manfred Häner to become new Chief Financial Officer
Manfred Häner will join Meyer Burger as new Chief Financial Officer effective 1 October 2018. He will replace Michel Hirschi, current CFO, who has decided to step down from the Executive Board per 30 September 2018.
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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