Group Executive Committee


Chief Executive Officer

Heinz Kundert

was appointed CEO of VAT Group in 2015, having previously served on the Board of Directors of VAT since 2014. He has many years of senior management experience in the technology sector, particularly in the semiconductor, vacuum and coating industries. From 1999 to 2004, Heinz Kundert served as COO and then CEO of OC Oerlikon (formerly Unaxis). He later worked as a strategy consultant and was a member of the Board of Directors of SEMI International, a global semiconductor industry association based in San Jose, CA, USA, since 2005 as Vice President. In 2005, he was also appointed president of SEMI Europe in Berlin. Heinz Kundert has a degree in mechanical engineering, business management and business administration with a federal diploma from the FAH/University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.


Chief Financial Officer

Andreas Leutenegger

was appointed CFO of VAT Group in 2015. Before joining VAT, he was Head of Group Controlling at Holcim Group. Between 2004 and 2011 Andreas Leutenegger served as CFO of publicly listed Siam City Cement Public Company Limited, a member of the Holcim Group at that time. Between 1999 and 2004, Andreas Leutenegger was Corporate Controller and then Head of Corporate Reporting at Holcim Group. Andreas Leutenegger holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen, is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP 166) at Harvard Business School in 2004.


Chief Operating Officer

Jürgen Krebs

was named Chief Operating Officer of VAT Group AG in December 2016, with his appointment effective from July 1, 2017. Previously, Dr. Krebs was Executive Vice President, Operations, and a member of the Group Executive Board at Hauni Maschinenbau AG, Hamburg, Germany, a position he held from 2004. Before that, Dr. Krebs held various management positions at Heidelberg Druckmaschinen AG and Heidelberg Web Systems Inc. Dr. Krebs holds an engineering degree from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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