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Franz Wyss, Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Machining Technology division, to leave Mikron

(PresseBox) (Biel, ) Franz Wyss, Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Machining Technology division and a member of Mikron Group Management, is to leave Mikron at the end of June 2008. He has decided to make this step in order to take up a new challenge and is leaving Mikron by mutual agreement. After Franz Wyss’s departure, the division will continue under the leadership of Markus Schnyder, currently Co-Chief Operating Officer of Machining Technology.

Franz Wyss worked for Mikron for 17 years and has held various management functions. His first position on joining the company in 1990, was that of a business unit head. Subsequently he established and built up the Mikron GmbH Rottweil (Germany) production site. Since the end of 2003 he has been joint head of the Machining Technology division with Markus Schnyder and has led it back to success. Latterly Franz Wyss played a decisive role in the development of the new Multistep XT-200 machining system, which made its world premiere at EMO 2007.