Board of Directors


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Chairman

Dr. Martin Komischke

was elected as chairman of the Board of Directors of VAT at the AGM in May 2017. From 2004 to 2016, Dr. Martin Komischke served as CEO of HOERBIGER Holding AG following his function as Head of the Strategic Business Unit “Drive Technology” and member of the Executive Board from 1996 to 2003. Before that, he held various functions at Kolbenschmidt AG and Mannesmann-Sachs AG. Dr. Martin Komischke currently serves as chairman of the Board of HOERBIGER Holding AG (since 2016) and HOERBIGER GmbH (since 1993). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of  Stäubli Holding AG (since 2016), a member of the Supervisory Board of Aixtron SE (since 2013) and the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of HOERBIGER Foundation (since 2016).


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Vice-Chairman

Alfred Gantner

was elected as member of the Board of Directors of VAT in February 2014 following the acquisition by Partners Group and Capvis Equity Partners. Alfred Gantner co-founded Partners Group in 1996 and currently remains a partner there serving as the chairman of Partners Group's Global Investment Committee and a member of Partners Group Holding AG’s Board of Directors. He also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for several charities in addition to serving as a director of PG3 AG (an investment holding company, since 2013), LGT Private Equity Advisers AG (a private markets investment manager, since 1997) and Strategic Partners, Inc. (a supplier of medical wear in the USA, since 2012). Mr. Gantner holds an MBA from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management, Utah, USA.


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Member

Ulrich Eckhardt

was elected as member of the Board of Directors of VAT in February 2014 following the acquisition by Partners Group and Capvis Equity Partners. Ulrich Eckhardt is a partner at Capvis Equity Partners AG and serves as Head of Value Creation Team. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of SFC KOENIG AG as Vice-Chairman (an industrial manufacturing company, since 2009) and Beauvoir Investments AG (a financial holding company, since 2014). Mr. Eckhardt holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Zurich and a master of science in management science and engineering from Stanford University.


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Member

Karl Schlegel

rejoined the Group as a member of the Board of Directors of VAT in February 2014 following the acquisition by Partners Group and Capvis Equity Partners. Between 2004 and 2013 he was the CEO of VAT. Prior to this, Karl Schlegel served as CEO of Hamilton Medical AG between 1997 and 2003. Mr. Schlegel is also a member of the foundation board of Stiftung Arwole (a charity for individuals with disabilities, since 2014). Karl Schlegel holds a bachelor’s degree of science from the medical engineering department of the University of Applied Sciences and Technology Buchs (NTB) and an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen.


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Member

Urs Leinhäuser

was elected as member of the Board of Directors of VAT in March 2016. After the spin-off of Autoneum Holding AG from Rieter Holding AG in 2011, Urs Leinhäuser was CFO and Deputy CEO of Autoneum Holding AG until 2014. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Leinhäuser was Head Group Controlling and, from 2004, CFO and Head Corporate Center at Rieter Holding AG. Between 1999 and 2003, he was CFO of Mövenpick Holding AG and prior to that, from 1995 to 1999, Head of Corporate Controlling at Georg Fischer AG and later Head of Finance and Controlling of Georg Fischer’s Piping Systems Division. Urs Leinhäuser currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ammann Group Holding AG, Ascom Holding AG, Burckhardt Compression Holding AG and Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG. Mr. Leinhäuser holds a degree in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences Zurich.


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Member

Dr. Hermann Gerlinger

was elected as member of the Board of Directors of VAT at the AGM in May 2017. Between 2001 and 2016, Dr. Hermann Gerlinger was CEO of Carl Zeiss SMT AG and from 2006 to 2016 also member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG. Before that he held various function for Carl Zeiss SMT AG and ZEISS AG. Dr. Hermann Gerlinger currently serves as advisor to the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG (since 2017), as member of the Supervisory Board of Siltronic AG (since 2011) and as member of the Advisory Board of the German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (since 2015).
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