Christoph Bärtschi to become new Head of HR for the COMET Group

Press release

Flamatt, 27.6.2013

Christoph Bärtschi to become new Head of HR for the COMET Group

The Board of Directors of COMET Holding AG has appointed Christoph Bärtschi to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer for the COMET Group as well as a member of the Executive Board. He will take up his new position in Flamatt on January 1, 2014.

Christoph Bärtschi (51) has amassed extensive HR management experience at prominent industrial companies such as Luwa (Zurich), von Roll (Solothurn) and Bosch (Solothurn). Since 2000, he has been serving as Head of HR and a member of the Executive Board at Scintilla AG (Bosch Group), the world's leading manufacturer of innovative power tools. In this role, Christoph Bärtschi was responsible for all operational and strategic aspects of HR management. Since 2005, he has also been responsible for cross-location issues between the various Bosch companies in Switzerland as well as heading up the Robert Bosch AG distribution company.


Christoph Bärtschi is a Swiss national who earned a degree in business administration from the University of Zurich. He then continued his studies in the area of human resources management at the Institute of Applied Psychology of the University of Zurich.


«We are pleased, we could engage a very experienced Head of Human Resources with Christoph Bärtschi», said Ronald Fehlmann, CEO of COMET Groupe. «We also thank his predecessor Jürg Keller for the commitment he has shown over the last two years.»

Additional information

Ines Najorka
VP Corporate Communications
T +41 31 744 99 96


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The COMET Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of systems and components for the nondestructive testing, security and semiconductor markets. With the acquisition of the YXLON Group, it became the global market leader in the nondestructive testing of materials using X-ray technology. With core competencies in vacuum technology, high-voltage engineering and materials science, and core products that include X-ray tubes and vacuum capacitors, COMET provides a comprehensive and highly flexible range of components, modules, systems and services - all from a single source. Its activities are grouped into two divisions: the OEM business (Modules & Components division under the COMET brand) and the end-user business (Systems division under the YXLON brand).

COMET was founded in 1948 and is based in Flamatt, near Berne, in Switzerland. The COMET Group is represented in all global markets. The company has production facilities in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, China and the U.S. and owns subsidiaries in the U.S., China and Japan. COMET’s shares (COTN) are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange.