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 
Function  Member 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 
Tim McGill  1955
British 
Executive Vice President
Head of operations Americas 
January 2011 
Dr. Ben Xia  1966
Chinese 
Executive Vice President
Head of operations Asia 
July 2013 

Professional background and vested interests of the Group Management

Paul Zumbühl

(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 companies Looser Holding AG and Schlatter Holding AG. Since 2014 he is member of the Industry Executive Advisory Board of the «Executive MBA Supply Chain Management» ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

Daniel Bättig

(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.

Dr. Ralf Garlichs

(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.

Dr. Christoph Reinkemeier

(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.

Jens Karolyi

(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.

Tim McGill

(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.

Dr. Ben Xia

(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.