Corporate governance

GF Machining Solutions is a globally active corporate Group of the Swiss Georg Fischer Group, which attaches great importance to corporate governance. Corporate governance is the domain of Georg Fischer’s Board of Directors and of its Executive Committee, of which GF Machining Solutions’ President is a member.

Pascal Boillat

President of GF Machining Solutions, Swiss citizen, born 1955

GF AgieCharmilles Pascal Boillat

Pascal Boillat was named President of GF Machining Solutions in January 2013. He joined GF Machining Solutions as Head of Operations in October 2010. From 2003 to August 2010, he was President and CEO of GE Fanuc Automation Europe. After earning his ETS degree in electrical engineering at Ecole Technique supérieure Biel/Bienne, Pascal Boillat began his career in software development for machine tools at Wahli Frères. He then joined General Electric’s (GE), Industrial automation division in 1984 as a sales and application engineer. After the creation of the joint venture between GE and FANUC in 1985, Pascal Boillat took on leadership of the Swiss company before moving in 1999 to GE Fanuc Headquarter in Luxembourg as Executive VP Sales and Services.

Håkan Pfeiffer,

Head of Sales and Marketing, Swedish citizen, born 1967

GF AgieCharmilles Håkan Pfeiffer

Håkan Pfeiffer joined GF Machining Solutions as Head of Sales and Marketing in September 2011. He is responsible for Market Regions Europe, Americas and Asia. From 1991 to 2011, he worked for the Swiss-based Bobst Group where, as a member of the Bobst Group Executive Committee, he headed the business unit sheet-fed. Within the Bobst Group, Håkan Pfeiffer held various positions in research and development, marketing and sales, both in Switzerland and abroad. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, as well as a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France).

Ivan Filisetti

Head of Operations (COO), Italian citizen, born 1969

GF AgieCharmilles Ivan Filisetti

Ivan Filisetti was named Head of Operations (COO) in January 2013. From 1990 to 2000, he served Agie in Losone in several roles, ranging from Production Manager and Project Manager to product engineer and CAD-CAM programming. From 2000 to 2005, he was Plant Manager in Gildemeister Italiana (DMG Group) where he was responsible for logistic, production, mechanical machining and purchasing. From 2005 until the end of 2008, Ivan Filisetti was Operations and Division Manager with SAMPutensili Bologna (Italy) responsible for the six plants located worldwide. He rejoined GF Machining Solutions, Losone in January 2009 as Managing Director with global responsibility for the EDM division research and development (R&D), production, finance, human resources, purchasing and marketing.  Ivan Filisetti, a mechanical engineer specialization in automation and robotics, graduated in 1989 in Como.  Since then he has continued his education with several trainings on production, R & D, project management, administration topics.

Armando Pereira

Head of Business Development-Segmentation, Spanish and Swiss citizen, born 1960

GF AgieCharmilles Armando Pereira

Armando Pereira was named Head of Business Development-Segmentation in January 2013 and is now based in Geneva. After earning his mechanical engineering diploma from Ecole d'ingénieurs, in Geneva, he worked for a year in production at Stellram before joining Charmilles Technologies as an application engineer in 1985. From 1988 to 1989, Armando Pereira set up the Center of Application at Charmilles United Kingdom; the following year, he set up the Center of Application for the then newly established Charmilles Japan, where he also served as a die-sinking EDM expert. From 1991 to 1997, Armando Pereira served at Geneva headquarters, where he was responsible for marketing the high-end line of die-sinking EDM machines. In 1991, he was named head of GF Machining Solutions South China, with responsibility for setup and development of the company. From 2002 to 2008, Armando Pereira was based in Geneva as Head of Marketing and Communication for EDM products. In 2008, he was named Head of Market Region Asia.

Aitor Bustinduy

Head of Finance, Spanish citizen, born 1972

GF AgieCharmilles Aitor Bustinduy

Aitor Bustinduy, 41, joined GF Machining Solutions as head of Finance in August 2013. Prior to joining the Group, he had been Senior Finance Manager with Amazon Europe since December 2010. Earlier in his career, Aitor Bustinduy was a controller with GE Fanuc in Spain and, later Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer with Fanuc CNC Europe in Luxembourg. He has a degree in Business from University of the Basque Country-Bilbao in Spain with additional executive master training in controllership from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium.

Marcel Vorburger

Head of Services and Head of GF Machining Solutions Academy, Swiss citizen, born 1976

GF AgieCharmilles Marcel Vorburger

Marcel Vorburger was named Head of Services and Head of the GF Machining Solutions Academy in September 2013. He joined GF Machining Solutions in 2011 as Head of Strategic Planning, where he was responsible for strategy deployment and follow-up, working in close cooperation with GF Machining Solutions’ President, Group Management members and their teams. Marcel Vorburger’s professional background includes senior project management in industry and a major consulting firm, primarily focused on development and implementation of corporate strategies, product portfolio management and restructuring. He holds a master’s degree in industrial management and manufacturing engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

Jean Marc Hug

Head of Human Resources, born 1969


Jean-Marc Hug joined GF Machining Solution in December 2011 as Human Resources (HR) Director Switzerland. In May 2014 he was named Head of Human Resources. He holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Lausanne and completed executive trainings in HR management at CRQP. He started his career as legal counsel and then worked as HR manager in several companies, including Wenger and Manufacture des Montres Rolex. Before joining GF Machining Solutions he was the Head of Human Resources at Leclanché and Usines Métallurgiques de Vallorbe SA.

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