Current Board Memberships

10/2012 – today

dormakaba Holding AG

  Vice-chairman, lead-independent director and chair of the nomination and compensation committee of the board dormakaba holding AG. dormakaba is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the access control and security industry, listed as a public company on the Swiss Stock Exchange.
  dormakaba.com
 
4/2007 – today

Reichle & De-Massari

  Chairman of the board of R&M Holding AG (100% family owned company). The company is a worldwide leader for innovative cabling solutions for IT/Com (office cabling, Data Center, Public Fibre Networks). Hans Hess was acting CEO of R&M from 11/2011-9/2012.
  rdm.com
 
12/2020 – today

Synhelion SA

  Chairman of the board of directors of Synhelion SA. Synhelion is an ETH-Spinoff and Technology-Startup founded in 2016 that has developed technologies to produce synthetic fuels (kerosene, gasoline, etc.) from CO2, water and solar energy in a direct thermochemical process. Its vision is to make a significant contribution to reaching the net-zero-objective of the Paris Agreement.
  synhelion.com
 

Past Board Memberships

6/2006 – 7/2019

Burckhardt Compression

  Chairman of Burckhardt Compression Holding AG from its IPO at the Swiss Stock Exchange SIX in 2006 until 2011; since 2011 non-executive director and vice chairman. Burckhardt Compression is a worldwide leader in reciprocating compressors for LNG storage and transportation, for oil refining applications as well as for chemical and petrochemical industries.
  www.burckhardtcompression.com
 
4/2005 – 1/2019

Comet Holding AG

  Chairman of the board of directors of Comet Holding AG. The company is a worldwide leader of X-Ray based systems for non-destructive testing of industrial parts as well as of high-tech subsystems and components such as ceramic X-Ray Tubes and generators for non-destructive testing and security, e-beam technologies for sterilization as well as vacuum capacitors and generators for plasma exication. It is listed as a public company at the Swiss Stock Exchange SIX. Hans Hess was acting CEO of the Comet Group from 1/2010 until 12/2010.
  www.comet.ch
1/2006 – 1/2013

Schaffner Holding AG

  Non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration and nomination committee on the board of Schaffner Holding AG. The company is a worldwide leader in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), power quality (PQ) and automotive electromobility products and listed as a public company at the Swiss Stock Exchange SIX. Hans Hess was acting CEO of the Schaffner Group between 9/2006 and 3/2007.
  www.schaffner.com
 
5/2006 – 4/2011

Geberit AG

  Non-executive director and chairman of the nomination and remuneration committee of the board of Geberit AG. The company is a global leader in sanitary technology and systems and listed as a public company at the Swiss Stock Exchange SIX.
 
4/2000 – 3/2001

Cyra Technologies Inc.

  Non-executive director on the board of Cyra Technologies Inc (California), representing the 20% minority ownership of Leica Geosystems. This startup company was a leader in offering 3D laser scanning hardware and visualization software. The company was fully acquired by Leica Geosystems in 2001.
 
6/1997 – 6/2001

LH Systems LLC

  Non-executive director on the board of LH Systems (California), representing the 50% ownership of Leica Geosystems in this Joint Venture with BAE Systems. This company was a leader in airborne sensors and digital photogrammetric software for mapping. The company was fully acquired by Leica Geosystems in 2001.
 
4/1997 – 6/2000

A.D.C. Automotive Distance Control GmbH

  Non-executive director on the board of ADC representing the 30% minority ownership of Leica Geosystems in this Joint Venture between Leica Geosystems, Temic AG (Daimler Benz) and Conti-Teves. Leica sold its interests in summer 2000 to Temic.