Change of personnel in the Executive Committee of Comet Group 

Media Release

Flamatt, December 19, 2018

Change of personnel in the Executive Committee of Comet Group 

Markus Portmann, Chief Financial Officer of Comet Group, has decided to leave the company.

Markus Portmann, CFO of Comet Group, informed the Board of Directors and management that he will be giving up his position as CFO of Comet Group, which he has held for more than 14 years, to embark on a new challenge. He started at Comet Group in 2004 and has since played a key role in the company’s impressive development.

The Board of Directors and management would like to thank Markus Portmann for his enormous dedication and for his valuable contribution to increasing the value of the company during this period. They wish Markus Portmann all the best for the future, both professionally and personally.

The search for a successor has been initiated. Markus Portmann will continue to perform his duties as CFO of Comet Group until a successor is in place.

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


Key dates

March 14, 2019             Publication of annual report

April 25, 2019               Annual Shareholder Meeting



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 more than 1,400 people worldwide, including over 500 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 (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.