Group Management

Peter Hettich, Delegate of the Board of Directors



German, 1968

Peter Hettich has been Delegate of the Board of Directors of Swisslog Holding AG and Chairman of the Executive Committee since 4 November 2013. He has a degree in physics from Aachen University of Applied Sciences and holds an EMBA from the universities of Mannheim and ESSEC, Paris. Peter Hettich has been the Head of the General Industry Business Unit and a member of the Management Board of the Grenzebach Group since 2012. Before that, he worked in research and development in mobile communications, as a business consultant as well as in management positions in international sales, customer service and quality assurance at Porsche AG from 2000 to 2012.


Christian Mäder, CFO and Head Corporate Center



Swiss, 1969

Christian Mäder has been Chief Financial Officer of the Swisslog Group since December 2005. He is a Swiss-certified expert in accounting and controlling. Christian Mäder occupied various positions in Swisslog’s finance department from 2000 to the date of his appointment. From 1993 to 1999, he was Head of Finance & Controlling with a subsidiary of the Motor-Colombus Group and worked as a management consultant for BearingPoint from 1999 to 2000. Christian Mäder is a member of the Board of Directors of O. Kleiner AG.


Karl Pühringer, President Healthcare Solutions



Austrian, 1965

Karl Pühringer has been President of the Healthcare Solutions division since January 2012. He graduated with a master’s degree in engineering from the Vienna University of Technology and was later awarded a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University. From 2001 to 2011, Karl Pühringer held several management positions at Baldwin Technology Company, USA, in Europe and in the U.S. From 2007 to 2010, he served as President and CEO of the company. From 1999 to 2001, he worked as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney in Germany and from 1993 to 1998, he established and lead subsidiaries in Mexico and Indonesia for the Voest-Alpine Group, Austria.


Joe Doering, President Warehouse & Distribution Solutions



German, 1970

Joe Doering has been President of the Warehouse & Distribution Solutions division since January 2013. He graduated in industrial engineering from the Technical University of Berlin. He held various leadership positions in Europe, Asia and North America from 1995 for Siemens and then from 2007 for Nokia Siemens Networks. Most recently he was responsible for the business of Nokia Siemens Networks in Northern Europe and Central Asia from 2009.