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Press release News vom 01.05.2017

COMET Group: René Lenggenhager takes the reins as new CEO

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Flamatt, 01 May 2017

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COMET Group: René Lenggenhager takes the reins as new CEO


Today René Lenggenhager takes over as CEO of the COMET Group as planned. He is replacing Ronald Fehlmann. Dr. René Lenggenhager holds a PhD in physics from ETH Zurich and received an Executive MBA at the University of St. Gallen. He has worked at several technology companies, such as Landis & Gyr AG, Cerberus AG, Siemens Building Technologies, METTLER TOLEDO and most recently led the Bruker BioSpin Group with some USD 550 million in revenue and 2,000 employees worldwide.


Hans Hess, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the COMET Group, welcomed him to the Group saying, “We are very happy that René Lenggenhager is joining our team, and we wish him much success. The COMET Group has achieved impressive growth in recent years. The company aims to remain on this growth trajectory and continue its development. We are confident that in René Lenggenhager we have found the right person for this job. He brings with him a vast wealth of experience in global business with sophisticated high-tech components and systems and has successfully implemented numerous international growth strategies over the course of his career.”


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2017 corporate calendar:

August 16, 2017                                           Publication of the half-year report

22 November 2017 (new)                             Investor Day



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, COMET AG is now represented in all global markets. We employ around 1,200 people worldwide, including some 430 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.