Hans Hess nominated for Kaba's Board of Directors
Hans Hess will be proposed to Kaba's Annual General Meeting on 23 October 2012 for election to the Board of Directors. Hans Hess is the Chairman of Swissmem as well as being Chairman and Board Member of several renowned Swiss industrial companies. With his extensive experience, he would be an ideal addition to Kaba's Board of Directors.
At its meeting of 27 June 2012, the Board of Directors of Kaba Holding AG decided to propose to the Annual General Meeting of 23 October 2012 that Hans Hess be elected as a new Member of the Board.
Hans Hess is the Chairman of Swissmem, the trade association for the Swiss engineering, electrical and metals industry and associated technology-oriented sectors. The 57 year-old has extensive industry experience: Hans Hess was CEO of Leica Geosystems for 10 years up to 2005, and took the company public in 2000. Today he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Reichle & deMassari Holding AG (Wetzikon/CH) and of Comet Holding AG (Flamatt/CH), and he is a Member of the Board of Directors of Burckhardt Compression Holding AG (Winterthur/CH). He will step down from his position on the Board of Directors of Schaffner Holding AG (Luterbach/CH) at the AGM of 14 January 2013.
Ulrich Graf, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kaba Holding AG, says: "We are very pleased to have attracted an extremely well-connected, internationally experienced industry professional like Hans Hess. His knowledge and experience make him an ideal addition to our Board."
In addition, the Board of Directors has decided to propose to the Annual General Meeting that Heribert Allemann be re-elected as a member of the Board for a further term of three years.