Change of leadership in the X-Ray Systems segment

Media Release
Flamatt, Switzerland – March 15, 2016

Change of leadership in the X-Ray Systems segment

The COMET Group appoints Detlef Steck as new President of the X-Ray Systems segment effective April 1, 2016. Stefan Moll is leaving the company.

Under its Strategy 2020 the COMET Group is planning strong growth through new applications and the intensified collaboration with key partners. In the X-Ray Systems business, having made substantial headway in operational excellence over the past several years, the focus now is on successfully taking advantage of the attractive growth opportunities. To lead this important work, the COMET Group has chosen Detlef Steck, who brings with him a strong track record of building and growing businesses in the technology/engineering sector.

Detlef Steck, 50, has held various leadership positions since 1997 at the ABB group, including positions as global business unit manager. For the last three years he was head of ABB's Discrete Automation & Motion division for the Central Europe region. Detlef Steck has Swiss and German citizenship. In addition to a PhD in industrial engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, he holds master's degrees in electrical engineering from ETH and in business from the University of St. Gallen.

"We are convinced that with his broad experience and his market focus, Detlef Steck will drive our X-Ray Systems business forward effectively in this next strategic phase and lead it to strong, profitable growth," says Ronald Fehlmann, Chief Executive Officer of the COMET Group.

Stefan Moll is leaving the company. The Board of Directors and CEO appreciate the valuable contribution made by Stefan Moll in the past three and a half years. They thank him sincerely
and wish him all the best for the future.

Media Relations
Ines Najorka
Corporate Communications
T +41 31 744 99 96


Key dates


March 17, 2016

Publication of annual report 2015

April 21, 2016

Annual Shareholder Meeting

August 18, 2016

Publication of half-year report

November 23, 2016

Investor Day


The COMET Group is a globally leading, innovative Swiss technology company with a focus on the x-ray, radio frequency and ebeam businesses. With premium high-tech components and systems, we enable customers in numerous industries to both enhance the quality of their products and make their manufacturing more efficient and eco-friendly. Our innovative solutions under the COMET, YXLON and ebeam brands are in demand for applications such as materials testing and security inspection, the coating and treatment of surfaces, and noncontact sterilization.
Based in Flamatt, Switzerland, the COMET Group has a presence in all world markets. We employ about 1,100 people worldwide, including approximately 370 in Switzerland. Besides production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the USA, we maintain various subsidiaries in the USA, China, Japan and Korea. COMET’s stock (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.