A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
CEO - Chief Executive Officer
a.i. Managing Director SPIE ICS Region West
The qualified electrical engineer was born in Geneva and has lived in Zurich for 27 years. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Geneva and also holds a number of degrees in business administration for managers, including as an alumnus of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra. His career has taken him from ABB, Contraves, Siemens, ISS and Swissgrid.
Since January 2016 he has been CEO of all SPIE Group businesses in Switzerland
CFO - Chief Financial Officer
Michael Suderow graduated at the University del Pais Vasco in Bilbao. Since April 2016 he has been CFO for all SPIE Group companies in Switzerland.
In the last 16 years, he worked for companies like ABB, Alstom Power, Sigpack International and Wicor Holding. At Wicor Holding as VP Finance and CFO he had the financial responsibility for the divisions Automotive & Industrial and Weidmann Plastics Technology.
Managing Director SPIE ICS Region East
After completing studies in control and regulating technology at HTL Winterthur, Juraj Kis (born 1967) spent ten years working as a software developer in industry. A bachelor’s degree in software engineering and a switch to Alcatel brought him into the telecoms sector in 1998, followed by several years with Siemens and Nokia Siemens Networks.
In 2008, Juraj Kis switched to Juniper Networks, where he held numerous positions and spent the last years as Country Manager for Switzerland and Austria. In addition to bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering, software engineering and economics, Juraj Kis also holds an MBA from The University of St. Gallen (HSG).
Since January 2018 he has been Managing Director of Region East.
Managing Director SPIE ICS Region Central
An engineer with a master’s degree in telecommunication networking, Schlösslin has been familiar with SPIE ICS since its beginnings. His professional career has taken him from being a solution engineer at the then Ascom Telematik to becoming a technical project manager at Ascom. Schlösslin has held management responsibilities in Engineering and Technical Consulting at SPIE ICS and since May 2016 he has been Managing Director of Region Central.
Managing Director SPIE MTS SA
As a graduate of INSA Lyon, Thierry Coutant started at SPIE France in 1996. He was Business Manager of transport activities and became Director of Information Systems & Infrastructure Transport in July 2006.
As a member of the Executive Committee of SPIE Sud-Est and Director of Business Development (since 2014) Thierry Coutant was responsible for the multi-technical area in French-speaking Switzerland and since April 2016 he has been Managing Director of SPIE MTS.
Director Service Operation
After completing his electronics engineering degree in Yverdon, Michel Hefti worked in business as a Windows application developer and product manager. After joining Ascom in 1998, his career took him from System Engineer Contact Center to departmental manager.
Hefti, who is certified as an IPMA Senior Project Manager, and his team offer the best possible customer support. From the start of January 2014, he was the Director Service Center before taking on the role of Director Service Operations in the same department in January 2017.
Director Human Resources
The federally certified HR specialist with a postgraduate degree in business administration has been responsible as HR Director for all SPIE companies in Switzerland since October 2017.
Korinna Meylan brings over 20 years of HR experience in senior positions and as a member of senior management in various industries. This includes such companies as cablex, Karton Deisswil, Galenica and ascom.
Director Marketing Communications
The certified communications manager has known SPIE since it launched in the Swiss ICT market. His career took him from a marketing specialist at Ascom and Business Sunrise to Head of Marketing Communications when connectis AG was founded in 2008. In this role he accompanied the merger with Getronics and the takeover by SPIE.
At SPIE ICS in 2014 he took on the role of Director Marketing Communications and has been responsible for the overall public appearance of SPIE Schweiz AG since mid-2016.