Group Executive Committee


Chief Executive Officer

Michael Allison

was appointed CEO of VAT Group in March 2018. Previously he was Head of the Semiconductor Division of Edwards/Atlas Copco. Prior to that Mr. Allison was Managing Director and Executive Vices President of Edwards’ global sales and service operations. He also worked for KLA Tencor for almost 20 years in a variety of senior management roles. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of SEMI International. He holds a degree I Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Stephan Bergamin

Chief Financial Officer

Stephan Bergamin

was appointed CFO of VAT Group in 2019. Bergamin joins VAT from Gearbulk Group, a specialized global cargo shipping company, where he was CFO from 2015 to 2018. Prior management positions include CFO roles at Goldbach, Cofely, the Steiner Group and the Swissair Group e-commerce start-up. He also worked in the corporate finance department at Credit Suisse as a finance consultant and project leader. Stephan Bergamin holds a PhD in economics from the University of St. Gallen, specializing in Corporate Finance.


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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