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mageba is a Swiss company with its head office in Bulach, north of Zurich. Established in 1963, it has become one of the world’s leading suppliers of structural bearings, expansion joints, seismic protection devices, vibration damping products and structural monitoring systems for infrastructure, buildings and industrial structures.
With subsidiaries in 16 countries and a network of agents connecting the company to more than 50 countries worldwide, mageba is a successful and consistent global player in the industry.
Dr. Martin Meyer holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Bern and is currently CEO of the ITW Group of Companies, headquartered in Liechtenstein. The ITW Group is fully privately owned and invests in real estate and company shareholdings.
From 2005 to 2013, Dr. Meyer served in the government of the Principality of Liechtenstein, including as Minister for Economic Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister. Today, he specializes in the areas of corporate governance, company management, entrepreneurship, family-owned enterprises and succession planning. Dr. Meyer sits on the boards of directors of various internationally active industrial firms and financial services companies.
He currently serves, for example, as Chairman of the Board of the financial services provider Swisspartners (swisspartners.com), as Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Ospelt Group (ospelt.com) which specializes in food products, and as Chairman of the Board of the renowned Casino Schaanwald (das-casino.li), a subsidiary of the Casinos Austria Group.
Since 2016, Dr. Meyer has also been Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Principality of Liechtenstein. Since 2021, he has been President of the Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce, the largest business association in Liechtenstein.
Erwin Steinmann studied business management at HWV Lucerne in Switzerland and at the University of Amherst in Massachusetts, USA.
His professional career began with positions in finance and auditing at well-known companies such as Credit Suisse and UBS in Zurich. Then, as Operational Auditor and Trouble Shooter at Nestlé, he had responsibility for subsidiaries in Europe, Overseas and Africa in the Food division. Later, as CFO/Senior Controller at Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a subsidiary of the Nestlé Group, he was responsible for Europe, Middle East and parts of Africa in the Pharma division. In addition, he lectured corporate restructuring for eight years at the ZfU International Business School in Thalwil, Zurich.
Since 1986 he is owner and partner of CAP CON AG, Capital Transactions and Consulting in Zug, Switzerland. His company specializes in top-level studies and analyses of companies and groups of companies, in operational and financial restructurings, in refinancing of companies, and in operational turnaround management and interim management with the responsibilities of Chairman of the Board, DVR, Director, CEO or CFO.
To date, Mr. Steinmann has taken the lead in the reorganization and restructuring of more than 30 companies or groups of companies with annual sales of CHF 20 million to CHF 300 million, in the areas of trade, services and industry, in Switzerland and abroad.
Harald Becker-Ehmck has more than 20 years of industry experience in automotive, mechanical and plant engineering and private equity.
After a five year international assignment, Mr. Becker-Ehmck held various management positions in the automotive industry over a period of thirteen years, the last nine of which at Behr GmbH & Co. KG, including the post of COO Europe.
In 2012 he moved to the management board of HOMAG Group AG; a company in the mechanical and plant engineering industry. Since mid-2016 he has supported Deutsche Beteiligungs AG as an industrial partner in the fields of acquisitions and the further development of group companies. He is a member of several supervisory boards, with a focus on machinery and project business.
Dr. Pascal Savioz is a member of mageba Group’s Board of Directors. He holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a PhD in Technology and Innovation Management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) in Zurich, Switzerland. He spent time in several African countries for his master’s studies, and worked on numerous projects for Swiss high-tech companies during his PhD studies.
In 2002, Dr. Savioz joined Schmidlin Façade Technology, a leading curtain wall company, as Deputy Head of Technology, and, in 2005, relocated to Shanghai, China, to build up the company’s Asia Supply Chain, including a local design team.
In 2006, he was offered the opportunity to set up and manage mageba’s first overseas subsidiary in China. As CEO of mageba (Shanghai) since 2006, he has established a world-class factory, a design and engineering team, an R&D and testing laboratory, and a sales team to serve the East Asian, Southeast Asian and Australian markets. As mageba Group’s Head of Asia Pacific, he is also responsible for the company’s subsidiaries in South Korea and Australia.
In 2018, Dr. Savioz joined the Group’s Board of Directors and those of several of its subsidiaries.