Group Executive Committee

Michael Allison

Michael Allison

was named CEO of VAT Group in October 2017 and took on his new role at the end of March 2018. He joined VAT from Edwards/Atlas Copco, one of the leading companies in the high-vacuum equipment sector, where from 2014 he was President of the Semiconductor Division. He is a member of the Board of Directors of SEMI International, an industry association and holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Mr. Allison brings more than 30 years of experience in the global semiconductor capital equipment sector. His track record includes driving strong organic revenue growth together with market share gains, successful business turnarounds, and strong M&A experience.

Jürgen Krebs

Jürgen Krebs

joined VAT Group as Chief Operating Officer of VAT Group AG in July, 2017. Previously, Mr. Krebs was Executive Vice President, Operations, and a member of the Group Executive Board at Hauni Maschinenbau AG, Germany. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr. Krebs has many years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering and high-technology manufacturing processes. He has also held senior management positions in operations and supply chain management, service and sales, lean manufacturing and quality.

Michael Allison

Stephan Bergamin2

joined VAT Group as Chief Financial Officer in January 2019. His previous positions include CFO of Gearbulk, an international shipping company, the media and advertising company Goldbach, and Swiss-based general contractor and project developer Steiner Group. Mr. Bergamin holds a PhD in Economics from HSG University of St. Gallen.

Mr. Bergamin has senior finance management experience across a broad portfolio of businesses and industry sectors, with particular strengths in cost management and business development.

Andreas Leutenegger1

joined VAT Group as CFO in 2015. He decided to leave VAT at the end of 2018 to pursue other opportunities. Prior to joining VAT Group, Mr. Leuten­egger was Head of Group Controlling at Holcim Group. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen.

1 Until December 31, 2018
2 Effective 1 January, 2019

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