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.


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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