Management structure of the Interroll Group

Led by our strategic holding company based in Sant'Antonino/Switzerland, the Group is divided into two global divisions: "Global Sales & Service" is responsible for driving sales of Interroll's entire product portfolio by customer group; "Products & Technology" covers our global Centers of Excellence and local production sites and is responsible for R&D, product management, strategic purchasing, production technology and manufacturing.

Members of Group Management 

Name

Year of birth
Nationality

FunctionMember since
Paul Zumbühl 1957
Swiss
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) January 2000
Daniel Bättig 1964
Swiss
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) March 2013
Dr. Ralf Garlichs 1962
German
Executive Vice President
Head of Products & Technology
July 2006
Dr. Christoph Reinkemeier 1966
German
Executive Vice President
Head of Global Sales & Service
January 2011
Jens Karolyi 1970
German
Senior Vice President
Corporate Marketing & Culture
January 2011
Dr. Ben Xia 1966
Chinese
Executive Vice President
Head of Operations Asia
July 2013
Tim McGill 1955
British
Executive Vice President
Head of Operations Americas
January 2011

Professional background and vested interests of the Group Management

(born 1957, Swiss)

Paul Zumbühl studied engineering sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Lucerne, Switzerland, and holds a degree as Dipl.-Ing. He also holds an MBA from the Joint University Program of the universities of Boston, Berne and Shanghai. He participated in an AMP at the Kellogg Business School of Northwestern University, Evanston / Chicago and holds a Swiss Federal Marketing Management Diploma (Eidg. Dipl.)

After working for Symalit AG as Sales Manager / Engineer, he held several management positions and was Managing Director of Sarna Group. From 1994 until 1999 he was the CEO of Mikron Plastics Technology and a member of the Executive Management Board of Mikron Group. In January 2000 he joined Interroll Group as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Paul Zumbühl is a Board member of the Swiss company Schlatter Holding AG. Since 2014 he is member of the Industry Executive Advisory Board of the «Executive MBA Supply Chain Management» ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

(born 1964, Swiss)

Daniel Bättig holds an Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA), Zurich, Switzerland and a Bachelor in Business Economics from the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW), Olten, Switzerland. Furthermore, he is a Certified Public Accountant with the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants. In the beginning of his career he held various positions in finance with Von Roll Holding AG in Switzerland, Brazil and the USA. After working for Südelektra Holding AG as the Group Chief Accountant he joined the Executive Management Board of Swiss Post International as CFO and later Head of International Mail. Since 2013 he has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Interroll Holding AG and a member of the Interroll Group Management.

(born 1962, German)

Dr. Ralf Garlichs studied mechanical engineering with a focus on production engineering at the University of Hanover, Germany, and holds a PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.). After working for Festo Tooltechnic as Head of Production and Logistics he joined the Winkelmann Group where he held several management positions. He joined Interroll Group in 2006 as Executive Vice President “Drives & Rollers.” Since 2011 Ralf Garlichs has been Executive Vice President Products & Technology and a member of the Interroll Group Management.

(born 1966, German)

Dr. Christoph Reinkemeier studied business administration with a focus on industrial marketing at the University of Münster, Germany, and holds a PhD degree (Dr. rer. pol.). After working for E.On AG as Project Manager of corporate development he held several management positions at Ista International GmbH. From 2007 until 2010 he was CEO for North and South America at Deckel Maho Gildemeister (DMG) America Inc. In 2011 he joined Interroll Group as Executive Vice President Global Sales & Service and member of Interroll Group Management.

(born 1970, German)

Jens Karolyi studied business administration at the Universities of Bamberg and Giessen, Germany. He started his career with Ericsson where he held various management positions in Marketing, Branding and Communications and was based in Stockholm, Zurich and Düsseldorf. In 2007 he was promoted to Vice President Marketing & Communications Northern Europe. In 2011 he joined Interroll Group as Vice President Corporate Marketing and member of the Interroll Group Management. In February 2015 he took over additional responsibilities as Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing & Culture.

(born 1955, British)

Tim McGill majored in English literature at the Brockenhurst College in Hampshire, Great Britain. He joined Interroll Canada in 1990 as Sales Director having previously been employed by Brammer, Europe’s leading supplier of quality industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products in a series of roles with increasing management responsibility.

After having been President of Werner Precision Rollers Canada for one year, he rejoined Interroll in 1996 as President of Interroll Canada. He was promoted Head of Interroll Dynamic Storage North America in 2000. Since 2011 he has been acting as Executive Vice President Americas and is a member of Interroll Group Management.

(born 1966, Chinese)

Dr. Ben Xia, graduated as B.Sc. in electrical engineering at the Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. Further on, he studied electrical machinery at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia, and holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering (Dr.-Ing.). He also passed the Advanced Management Programme for Senior Executives at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. After working for Pirelli Cables Asia-Pacific as Marketing Manager, he held positions as General Manager of Shanghai Citel Electronics Co. Ltd. and Managing Director of Vanderlande Industries North Asia. In 2013 he joined Interroll Group as Executive Vice President Asia and member of Interroll Group Management.