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Beat Malacarne to be interim CFO of Comet Group

Media release

Flamatt, May 10, 2019

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Beat Malacarne to be interim CFO of Comet Group


Beat Malacarne is to assume the role of CFO on an interim basis as of June 1, 2019. He will succeed Markus Portmann, who is leaving Comet Group as already announced.


Beat Malacarne has extensive international management experience in finance, serving for many years as CFO at companies such as the former Kaba Group in Rümlang, SBB Cargo AG in Zurich and at subsidiaries of Holcim Group ACC Ltd in Mumbai and Siam City Cement Public Company Ltd in Bangkok. In his last role before joining Comet Group Beat Malacarne was Chief Integration Officer at dormakaba, where he was responsible for the integration of the merged companies Dorma and Kaba.


Beat Malacarne is 57 years of age. He is a Swiss citizen and a certified public accountant. As interim CFO of Comet Group he will assume all tasks associated with this role until a permanent successor to Markus Portmann is found. He will also be a member of the Executive Committee of Comet Group.


The Board of Directors and management would like to thank the former CFO Markus Portmann for his enormous dedication and his valuable contribution to increasing the value of the company over the last 14 years, and wish him all the best for the future.


Ines Najorka
Corporate Communications
T +41 31 744 99 96



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The Comet Group is a globally leading, innovative Swiss technology company with a focus on the X-ray, radio frequency and ebeam businesses. With premium high-tech components and systems, we enable customers in numerous industries to both enhance the quality of their products and make their manufacturing more efficient and eco-friendly. Our innovative solutions under the COMET, Yxlon and ebeam brands are in demand for applications such as non-destructive testing and security inspection, the coating and treatment of surfaces, and non-contact sterilization.

Based in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Comet Group has a presence in all world markets. We employ more than 1,300 people worldwide, including over 500 in Switzerland. Besides production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the USA, we maintain various subsidiaries in the USA, China, Japan and Korea. COMET (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.