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The Group Management Board
 

Peter Schmid

  Peter Schmid

Chairman and CEO, born in 1964, Swiss citizen. He did his Master in Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 1989. He started his professional career as a Hardware and Software engineer at Omnisec AG, a Swiss headquartered IT security company. He then became VP Marketing and Sales at XMIT AG. 1996 Peter joined Pairgain Technologies Inc. as Vice President and Managing Director Europe, Middle East and Africa, a US based xDSL modem company. He then helped building up Inalp.com, a VoIP gateway company, and led their marketing and sales activities. In 2001 together with a core engineering team he incepted eyePMedia.com, a VoIP software company who he led as CEO until 2004. From 2005 till late 2011 he build up for Kineto.com their European organization and customer base.
     
   
Alexandre El Soda  

Alexandre El Soda

COO and member of the management board, born in 1972, Swiss citizen. He did his Master as Management and production engineer at ETH Zürich, Switzerland in 1997. Alexandre El Soda started his professional career in Supply Chain Management at Scintilla Bosch AG. He then worked for 5 years as Senior Consultant for Hayek Engineering, the consultancy firm of Swatch Group. In 2006, he completed alongside his professional commitments a MBA in General Management and Corporate Finance of the university Rochester – William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration. Afterwards he led over 6 years and across different sites the department manufacturing and Engineering at Vifor SA, a swiss pharmaceutical company. In 2014, he joined Comat AG.

     
   
Josiane Schmutz   Josiane Schmutz

CFO, born 1968, Swiss citizen. In 1987 she finalized her apprenticeship in commercial trading. Between 1990 and 1993 she followed the training to a Swiss Certified Specialist for Finance and Accounting. In 2013 she did a degree as expert for Swiss GAAP FER. She has professional experience from different SME’s within the food and graphical design industry. In 2005 she joined Comat as head of Controlling, consolidated accounts and responsible of apprentices. At the beginning of 2014 she has taken over the tasks of the Chief Financial Officer.
     
   
Sebastian Dorthe  

Sebastian Dorthe

CTO, born 1974, Swiss Citizen. After his Master in Eletrical Engineering at HEIG University in Yverdon, Switzerland Sebastian started as research and development engineer at Charmilles Technologies AG (Geneva, Switzerland). After additional educations in USA in in “power packaging and cooling of power electronics” he moved on to HaslerRail AG (Bern, Switzerland) who is active within the transportation segment. Sebastian was in charge of the hardware development unit. In 2007 he graduated as MBA in general management. 2014 Sebastian joined MIT Sloan’s seminar in “Driving Strategic Innovation” as he was promoted afterwards by HaslerRail to become their Innovation and Platform Manager. Since July 2016 he’s with Comat AG.

     
   
Daniel Herren  

Daniel Herren

CMO, born 1963, Swiss citizen, Engineer in Eletrical design with a Master in Business Administration and Marketing. He started his professional career as a project leader and engineer in industrial construction. At WIFAG, an internationally renowned maker of newspaper and book printing presses, he had management responsibilities within operations and international sales. In 1995 Daniel moved on to WAGO Group where he was responsible for Sales and Marketing in Switzerland. In 2010 he became shareholder of Friap Feuron an privately hold Swiss based company in the area of heating and ventilation. Friap Feuron was sold by end of 2014 to the Climate Division of Swiss stock exchange listed Walter Meier AG.

     
   
Tianbao Zong  

Tianbao Zong

Vice President Engineering and Operation Manager of Comat (Tianjin) Industrial Electronic Co. Ltd, born in 1979, Tianjin China. Tianbao gruadated as a Mechanical and Automation Engineer at Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China. He then joined Toyota Gosei as an equipment and process engineer. In 2007 he started as head of Engineering at Comat (Tianjin) Industrial Electronic Co. Ltd.

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