Comet Group announces personnel changes at Executive Committee level

Media Release
Flamatt, December 14, 2017

Comet Group announces personnel changes at Executive Committee level

The Board of Directors appoints Stephan Haferl as President of the Industrial X-Ray Modules business segment, which has been led on an interim basis by CEO René Lenggenhager. The Comet Group also announces that Charles Flükiger, President of ebeam Technologies, has decided to leave the company.

Stephan Haferl becomes President of Industrial X-Ray Modules segment
Stephan Haferl has been working for the Comet Group successfully in various management positions since 2007. His strong track record includes proven performance in business development, innovation, technology, and product management, among other areas.


Haferl started at Comet X-Ray Technologies as Head of Global Supply Chain and later oversaw the Research and Development department. Since 2013, Haferl has been responsible for the entire X-Ray Technologies business as General Manager, continually expanding its market position.

Stephan Haferl will assume his new role as President of the Industrial X-Ray Modules (IXM) segment at the beginning of January 2018, and at the same time will join the Executive Committee of the Comet Group. A dual Swiss and Norwegian citizen, the 45-year-old holds a master's degree in mechanical and process engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, and, also at ETH Zurich, earned a PhD with work on thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.


Charles Flükiger, President of ebeam Technologies, is leaving the Group
Charles Flükiger, who was President of X-Ray from 2002 and has been President of ebeam Technologies since 2016, has decided to leave the Group and pursue new career objectives.

The Board thanks Charles Flükiger for his remarkable dedication and the valuable contributions he has made during his 37 years in various positions for the Comet Group. In the past several years, Charles Flükiger and his team have developed ebeam as a promising business activity for the Comet Group. The ebeam business remains an important growth driver and will be further developed into new applications as planned. The Board is pleased that Charles Flükiger will continue to discharge his responsibilities for the ebeam Technologies segment until his departure. Together with Chief Executive Officer René Lenggenhager, the Board will now initiate the search for a new President of the ebeam Technologies segment.

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Key dates
March 15, 2018             Publication of annual report 2017
August 16, 2018            Publication of half-year report
November 13, 2018       Investor Day


Comet Group
The Comet Group is a globally leading, innovative Swiss technology company focused 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 non-destructive testing and security inspection, the coating and treatment of surfaces, and non-contact sterilization.

Based in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Comet Group has a presence in all world markets. We employ about 1,300 people worldwide, including approximately 500 in Switzerland. With production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the USA, we maintain various subsidiaries in the USA, China, Japan and Korea. Comet (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.