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Change in the management of the division X-Ray Systems

Press release

Flamatt, July 2, 2018

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Change in the management of the division X-Ray Systems


Dr. Detlef Steck, President of X-Ray Systems is leaving the Comet Group.
Dr. Matthias Barz will take over his tasks and responsibilities as Interim Manager immediately.


Dr. Detlef Steck, President of the X-Ray Systems division is leaving the company. The Board of Directors and Management would like to thank Detlef Steck for his contribution over the last two years and wish him all the best for the future in both his professional and personal life. Comet has already started looking for a successor.


Dr. Matthias Barz will take on Detlef Steck’s tasks and responsibilities as Interim Manager and will also be a member of the Executive Committee of Comet Group during this same period of time.

Dr. Barz (55, German citizen), has a doctorate in Engineering as well as many years of management experience in global companies in machine and plant construction in the automotive, research, energy, and measurement and testing technology sectors.


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Comet Group
The Comet Group is a globally leading, innovative Swiss technology company with a focus on X-ray, high-frequency and ebeam technologies. Using high-quality high-tech components and systems, we make it possible for customers from various industries to improve the quality of their products and make them both more efficient and more environmentally friendly. The innovative solutions under the Comet, Yxlon and ebeam brands are used in applications such as material and safety testing, the coating and treatment of surfaces, and contact-free sterilization.

Headquartered in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Comet Group is now represented in all global markets. We employ more than 1,400 people worldwide, including over 500 in Switzerland. In addition to production facilities in China, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and the USA, we also maintain various subsidiaries in the USA, China, Japan and Korea. Comet’s stock (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.