Management Structure

GF Piping Systems is one of the three core businesses in the Georg Fischer Corporation. The head of GF Piping Systems is responsible for drawing up and achieving entrepreneurial objectives and for independently managing his group. He is – as are the heads of GF Automotive and GF Machining Solutions – a member of the Executive Board.


Joost Geginat

Head of GF Piping Systems

Member of the Executive Committee

Joost Geginat
Personal data

Date of birth: November 23, 1966
Place of birth: Cologne, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Education

Studies in Business Management at Cologne University (D), Degree: Dipl. Kaufmann (MBA)

Studies in International Management at Haute Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Paris (F), Degree: CEMS Master

Employment Background
Since 2016 Head of GF Piping Systems, Member of the Executive Committee, Schaffhausen (CH)
2014 - 2016
Senior Managing Director and Partner, AlixPartners LLP (CH)
2012 - 2014 Regional Managing Partner for South-East Asia, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Singapore
2002 - 2011 Swiss Chief Operating Officer (COO), Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Switzerland
1995 - 2002 Consultant and Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Germany

Mads Joergensen

Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President

Mads Joergensen
Personal data

Date of birth: January 1, 1969
Place of birth: Glastrup, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Education

Copenhagen Business School - MSc. Economics & Business Administration

Aarhus Business School - BSc. Economics & Business Administration

Employment Background

Since 2009

Chief Financial Officer, GF Piping Systems and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Schaffhausen (CH)

2003 - 2009

Head of Strategic Planning, GF Piping Systems (CH)

2001 - 2003

Associate Director, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance, Zurich (CH)

2000 - 2001

Director Strategic Investments, TFC Ltd., Zug (CH)

1998 - 2000

Manager Corporate Finance, Gate Gourmet International AG, Zurich (CH)

1995 - 1998

Project Manager, Perot Systems Consulting / Icarus Consulting AG


Nick Mills

Head of Business Unit Strategic Marketing & Services

Senior Vice President

Nick Mills
Personal data

Date of birth: November 19, 1963
Place of birth: Littlehampton, UK

Nationality: Great Britain

Education

Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Materials Science, Sheffield University (UK)

Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing

Employment Background

Since 2016

Head of Business Unit Strategic Marketing & Services and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Schaffhausen (CH)

2011 - 2015 Head of Business Unit Industry of GF Piping Systems and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Schaffhausen (CH)

2010 - 2011

Head of Global Product Management at GF Piping Systems (CH)

2007 - 2009

Head of Valves Division at GF Piping Systems (CH)

2004 - 2007

Managing Director of Georg Fischer Sloane (USA)

2001 - 2004

Managing Director of Georg Fischer Castings (UK)

1998 - 2000

Head of UK Sales at Textron Fastening Systems (UK)

1995 - 1998 Head of International Sales at Textron Fastening Systems (UK)
1991 - 1995 Marketing Manager at Textron Fastening Systems (UK)
1989 - 1991 European Product Manager at Johnson Matthey (UK)

Michael Huck

Head of Business Unit Building Technology

Senior Vice President

Michael Huck
Personal data

Date of birth: April 3, 1965
Place of birth: Pforzheim, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Education

University of Applied Sciences, Offenburg- Degree in Industrial Engineering

St. Galler Business School - Strategic Management for Executives

Nürnberger Akademie für Absatzwirtschaft - Entrepreneurial Sales Management

Employment Background

Since 2011

Head of Business Unit Building Technology, GF Piping Systems and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Schaffhausen (CH)

2009 - 2011

Chairman of the Board, CEO Managing Director/COO, Industrial Pipes (automotive subsidiary)

2008 - 2009

COO, BU Building Technology Managing Director/COO, Industrial Pipes

2007 - 2008

COO, BU Building Technology Head of Materials Management

2006 - 2007

Head of BU Building Technology, Head of Materials Management

2002 - 2005

Head of Materials Management, Fränkische Rohrwerke

1998 - 2002
Head of Logistics, Fränkische Rohrwerke
1995 - 1998 Head of Process Engineering and Production Logistics, STABILA Messgeräte Gustav Ullrich GmbH & Co. KG, Annweiler
1992 - 1995 Pforzheim Assistant to the Head of Process Engineering, Alcatel SEL AG

Jens Frisenborg

Head of Business Unit Industry / Utility

Senior Vice President

Jens Frisenborg
Personal data

Date of birth: February 5, 1963
Place of birth: Herlev, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Education

Academy of Engineering DIA (Denmark), Diploma as a Civil Engineer

Copenhagen Business School, Diploma in Business Administration

Employment Background

Since 2016

Head of Business Unit Industry/ Utility and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Schaffhausen (CH)

2011 - 2015 Head of Business Unit Europe and GMS/GMDI at GF Piping Systems and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Schaffhausen (CH)

2010 - 2011

Head of Business Unit Europe at GF Piping Systems and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Schaffhausen (CH)

2008 - 2009

Head of Region Central Europe, Albershausen (DE)

2006 - 2009

Managing Director at Georg Fischer GmbH, Albershausen (DE)

2004 - 2005

Managing Director at Georg Fischer AS, Rud (NO)

2000 - 2005

Managing Director at Georg Fischer A/S, Taastrup (DK)

1995 - 2000

Market Director at Siemens Building Technologies A/S, Søborg (DK)

1991 - 1995

Head of the Product System at DAN-LUK A/S (Velux A/S), Ølstykke (DK)

1989 - 1991

Chairman of the Board at TeleDane A/S, Gentofte (DK)

1987 - 1990

Marketing Manager at Hilti Danmark A/S, Farum (DK)

1985 - 1987

Civil Engineer at Leif Hansen Raadgivende Ingeniører A/S, Herlev (DK)


Dominique van Ackere

Head of Business Unit Europe

Senior Vice President

Dominique von Ackere
Personal data

Date of birth: July 22, 1962
Place of birth:  Waregem, Belgium

Nationality:  Belgian

Education

VIVES  Electro-Mechanics Bachelor

Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School

Employment Background
Since 2016 Head of Business Unit Europe and Member of Executive Committee, Schaffhausen (CH)
2013 - 2015 Head Region South Europe - Managing Director GF BE
2009 - 2013 Managing Director GF BE and GF FR
2006 - 2009 Managing Director GF FR
1999 - 2005 Managing Director GF BE

James Jackson

Head of Business Unit Americas

Senior Vice President

James Jackson
Personal data

Date of birth: May 11, 1970
Place of birth: Oakland, California

Nationality: United States

Education

Pepperdine University, MBA, diploma Master of Science in Technology Management

California State University of Chico, BA, diploma Organizational Communication

Employment Background
Since 2014 Head of Business Unit America and Member of Executive Committee, Schaffhausen (CH)

2007 - 2014

President, Managing Director GF North America and Member of Executive Committee, Tustin/Irvine (US)

2004 - 2006

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Member of Executive Committee, Tustin, CA (US)

2002 - 2004

Vice President leading the Western and Central Regions GF

2001 - 2002

Western Regional Manager West, Industrial Piping Systems GF

2000 - 2001 National Sales Manager, Custom Products - GF
1999 - 2001 Area Sales Manager, Hi Purity Sales - GF
1994 - 1999 Application Specialist and Partner, Advanced Industrial Designs

Bruno Meier

Head of Business Unit Asia

Senior Vice President

Bruno Meier
Personal data

Date of birth: January 12, 1958
Place of birth: Solothurn, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland/Australia

Education

Swiss Federal Diploma Sales Management

Haas School of Business UC Berkeley (Business Administration)

Insead Singapore (Strategies Asia Pacific / M&A)

Employment Background

Since 2013

Head of Business Unit Asia,  GF Piping Systems , Singapore

2000 - 2012

Head of Sales Company Australia/NZ, GFPS

1994 - 2000

Head of Sales Company Singapore and SE Asia, GFPS

1990 - 1994

Export Sales Manager, GFPS Schaffhausen

1988 - 1990

Chief Representative, Militzer & Muench, Beijing/PR China

1982 - 1986

Manager Logistics TSR, Militzer & Muench, St. Gallen

1981

Manager Logistics, Air Froehlich, Arbon

1978 - 1981

Logistics Coordinator East Europe, Danzas AG


Noel Schreiber

Head of Human Resources

Senior Vice President

Noel Schreiber
Personal data

Date of birth: September 21, 1971
Place of birth: Munich, Germany

Nationality: Germany

 

Education

Baccalaureate (A-level) Munich

Study of law with first legal state exam, Munich

Second legal state exam with accreditation as lawyer

MBA, Henley Management College, UK

Employment Background

Since 10/2013

Head Human Resources, GF Piping Systems

2010 - 9/2013

Head Human Resources, GF Automotive AG

2009

Head of Organizational Development and IT, GF Automotive AG

2007 - 2008

Head of Risk Management, GF Automotive AG

2003 - 2006

Head of Legal Department of Webasto AG

2001 - 2002

Lawyer at a law firm

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