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Christian Walti selected as Starrag Group's next CEO

The Board of Directors of Starrag Group has named Christian Walti as CEO. He will take up his new role on 1st June 2018. Christian Walti has headed Bosch Packaging Systems in Beringen, Switzerland for the past six years and brings extensive entrepreneurial experience in managing industrial enterprises.

After studying business administration at the University of St. Gallen (doctoral thesis: Sales and marketing management using the Swiss machine tool industry as an example), Christian Walti (50, Swiss national) joined Capgemini as a consultant and later accepted an executive position with ABB Switzerland. As a shareholder and director of Faes Finanz AG, he subsequently assumed the role of CEO and delegate to the Board of Directors of Faes AG in Wollerau, where he established the company’s international activities, among other achievements. From 2012 to date, he is the Head of Bosch Packaging Systems in Beringen, Switzerland. He is additionally responsible for the Horizontal Packaging Systems Food as of 2017, a unit of Bosch Packaging Technology with five international production sites. His primary responsibilities were global product portfolio management, organizational optimization, expansion of key account business, implementation of Industry 4.0 and the general positioning of the company as a technology leader in its targeted areas of expertise.

For Daniel Frutig, Chairman of Starrag Group, the new CEO represents a piece of good fortune: “Christian Walti matched our candidate profile perfectly. Over the course of his career, he has a built a solid track record, not only as a manager, but also as a successful entrepreneur. He knows our industry and has experience managing both large projects and sales and marketing operations. With Christian Walti, Starrag Group has secured a proven leader to take the helm.”

The future CEO comments: “I’m looking forward to working with a highly qualified team to guide Starrag Group into the vanguard of the world's leading precision machine tool manufacturers, which is where it belongs.”

Christian Walti will take up his new post on 1st June 2018. The current CEO Walter Börsch will be actively engaged in his on-boarding process and will be leaving the company during the course of August 2018.

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