Organization – Akkordeon 2017-11-24T16:01:25+00:00

The Board of Directors of Autoneum Holding AG consits of seven members, none of whom perform executive duties. The functions of Chairman of the Board and CEO are separated in order to ensure a balanced relationship between the company management and supervisory bodies.

The Board of Directors (BoD) exercises overall leadership and supervises and controls the Executive Board of Autoneum Holding Ltd and the Autoneum Group. It is responsible for all matters vested in it by law or the Articles of Association and that it has not delegated to other bodies.

Pursuant to new statutory provisions that entered into force on January 1, 2014, the Chairman and other members of the Board of Directors are elected individually until the conclusion of the next ordinary Annual General Meeting, i.e. for a term of office of one year. Nominations of new candidates for election to the Board of Directors are made with due regard for the balanced composition of this body, taking into account industrial and international management experience as well as specialist expertise.

Swiss national, born in 1959

Hans-Peter Schwald has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since March 21, 2011. His current term expires in 2018. In addition he is Chairman of the Strategy Committee.

Hans-Peter Schwald is Senior Partner of the law firm BianchiSchwald LLC, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich. He holds a university degree in law (lic.iur. HSG) from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Hans-Peter Schwald is also Chairman of Ruag Holding Ltd as well as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Stadler Rail Ltd. Furthermore, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Rieter Holding Ltd, Chairman of AVIA Association of Independent Importers of Petroleum Products and a member of the Board of Directors of other Swiss joint stock companies.

German national, born in 1959

Rainer Schmückle has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since March 21, 2011. His current term expires in 2018, and he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

From 2011 to 2014, Rainer Schmückle was COO and President Seating Components of Johnson Controls’ Automotive Experience business. From 2010 to 2011, Rainer Schmückle was operating partner of Advent International and from 2005 to 2010, COO of Mercedes Car Group. Before that, he served as President and CEO of Freightliner LLC from 2001 to 2005. From 1998 to 2000, Rainer Schmückle first served as CFO, and then as CEO of Adtranz LLC. Prior to that, he served in various positions at the Daimler Group from 1984 to 1997, including CFO and Senior Vice President IT of Freightliner LLC. Rainer Schmückle holds a degree in industrial engineering (Dipl. Wirtsch.-Ing.) from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Rainer Schmückle is a member of the Board of Directors of the DOMETIC Group Ltd as well as of some privately held companies.

German national, born in 1958

Norbert Indlekofer has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 30, 2017. His current term expires in 2018.

Norbert Indlekofer has worked for over 25 years in various management positions at the German Schaeffler Group, most recently and until 2016 as President and CEO Automotive Schaeffler AG. From 2011 to 2014 he served as Member of the Executive Board Automotive responsible for the Transmission Systems Business Division and was Chairman of Schaeffler AG. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2009 Norbert Indlekofer was Chairman of the Management Board, Transmission and Chassis Systems of INA-Schaeffler KG as well as Chairman of the Management Board of LuK Group. From 2004 to 2006 he served as Chairman of the Management Board, Transmission and Chassis Systems of INA-Schaeffler KG. Norbert Indlekofer holds a degree in mechanical engineering (Dipl. Ing.) from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Norbert Indlekofer is member of the Board of Directors of Gienanth GmbH in Eisenberg, Germany.

Swiss national, born in 1946

Michael Pieper has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 21, 2011. His current term expires in 2018.

Michael Pieper is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Artemis Holding Ltd in Hergiswil. He holds a university degree in business administration (lic.oec. HSG) from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Michael Pieper is Chairman of the Board of Artemis Holding Ltd and its subsidiaries as well as of the subsidiaries of Franke worldwide. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Berenberg Bank (Switzerland) Ltd in Zurich, of Hero Ltd in Lenzburg, of Forbo Holding Ltd in Baar, of Adval Tech Holding Ltd in Niederwangen of Rieter Holding AG in Winterthur as well as of Arbonia Ltd in Arbon.

Swiss national, born in 1952

This E. Schneider has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 21, 2011. His current term expires in 2018. In addition he is the Chairman of the Compensation and the Nomination Committee.

This E. Schneider is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forbo Group since April 2014. From 2004 until March 2014 he was Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forbo Group. Prior to that, he served as delegate to the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Selecta Group from 1997 to 2002. Prior to that, This E. Schneider was a member of the Executive Board of Valora Group, as Managing Director of the canteen and catering division, from 1994 to 1997. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of SAFAA (Paris) from 1991 to 1993. This E. Schneider holds a university degree in economics (lic.oec. HSG) from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

This E. Schneider is a member of the Board of Directors of Rieter Holding Ltd in Winterthur.

Swiss national, born in 1959

Peter Spuhler has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 21, 2011. His current term expires in 2018.

Peter Spuhler is majority shareholder and CEO of Stadler Rail Ltd in Bussnang. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stadler Rail Ltd as well as of several other companies of Stadler Rail Group, of Aebi-Schmidt Holding AG in Burgdorf and of PCS Holding Ltd. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Walo Bertschinger Central Ltd in Zurich, Allreal Holding Ltd in Baar, Rieter Holding Ltd in Winterthur, DSH Holding Ltd in Warth-Weiningen and Wohnpark Promenade Ltd in Zurich. In addition to that he is Vice Chairman of ZLE Betriebs Ltd in Zurich.

Swiss national, born in 1957

Ferdinand Stutz has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 21, 2011. His current term expires in 2018.

Ferdinand Stutz has been the owner and founder of Stutz Improvement Ltd since 2009. Prior to that, he was a member of the Group Management Board of Georg Fischer Ltd and the Chief Executive Officer of GF Automotive from 1998 to 2009. Before, Ferdinand Stutz was the Executive Director of Georg Fischer Eisenguss GmbH from 1995 to 1997. He worked as Department Manager for Schubert & Salzer from 1989 to 1994 and as co-partner and Executive Director as of 1994. From 1982 to 1989, Ferdinand Stutz served as Operations Manager and Deputy Manager Foundry for Rieter Holding Ltd. Ferdinand Stutz holds a degree in foundry engineering (Dipl. Giesserei-Ing.) from the University of Duisburg, Germany.

Ferdinand Stutz is also a member of the Advisory Board of Halder Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH, and a member of the Board of Directors or Advisory Board of other joint stock companies.

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