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 Casting Solutions 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

Cologne University (DE) - Dipl. Kaufmann (MBA) in Business Management 

Haute Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Paris (FR) - CEMS Master in International Management

Deutsche Bank, Cologne (DE) - apprenticeship in banking

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

Thomas Hary

Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President

Mads Joergensen
Personal data

Date of birth: February 10, 1981
Place of birth: Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

Nationality: German

Education

University of Mannheim - MSc. Economics & Business Administration

Employment Background

Since 2019

CFO GF Piping Systems (CH)

2016 - 2019

CFO GF Casting Solutions (CH)

2013 - 2016

CFO BU Americas, GF Piping Systems (USA)

2010 - 2013

Head of Controlling BU Operations, GF Piping Systems (CH)

2007 - 2010

Business Controller & Project Manager, GF Machining Solutions (CH)

2006 - 2007

Strategic Planning Manager, GF Machining Solutions (CH)


Martin Hildebrand

Head of Business Unit Building Technology

Senior Vice President

Michael Huck
Personal data

Date of birth: June 17, 1960
Place of birth: Milano, Italy

Nationality: German

Education

DSM German School of Milan

Employment Background

Since 2019

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

2013 – 2018

Managing Director Georg Fischer TPA Srl, Busalla (I)

2001 – 2012

Managing Director Georg Fischer SpA, Cernusco Sul Naviglio (I)

1999 – 2001

Sales & Marketing Director Redaelli Tecna Cordati SpA, Cologno Monzese (I)

1996 – 1998

Managing Director Terex Cella Srl, Castegnato (I)

1991 – 1996

Sales & Marketing Director Simon Cella Srl, Castegnato (I)

1984 – 1990 Owner of Hytec Consultra Srl, Milan (I)
1981 – 1983 Salesman Compagnia Generale Trattori SpA, Carugate (I)

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

Michael Toh

Head of Business Unit Asia

Senior Vice President

Michael Toh
Personal data

Date of birth: November 4th, 1968
Place of birth: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nationality: Malaysian

Education

Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (Hons), RMIT, Australia

Masters of Business Administration, Deakin University, Australia

Employment Background

Since 2018

Head of Business Unit Asia

2015 - 2017

VP Sales Asia Pacific, Honeywell Building Solutions, Singapore

2009 - 2015

Regional General Manager - South East Asia, Honeywell Building Solutions

2006 - 2008

Managing Director Malaysia, Singapore, Johnson Controls

2002 - 2005

Director, Service, Asia Pacific, Johnson Controls, Singapore

2000 - 2002

Reliability Consulting Leader, ABB Service Asia, Malaysia

1990 - 2000

Various manufacturing positions, Nissan Australia, BlueScope Steel Malaysia


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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