HUBER+SUHNER: Separation of Fiber Optics into two divisions and appointments in the Executive Group Management
The Fiber Optics division has grown rapidly in recent years and has expanded its portfolio with two acquisitions. As part of the succession plan involving the present COO Fiber Optics, Urs Ryffel, who will take on the position of CEO of the HUBER+SUHNER Group as the successor to Urs Kaufmann, Fiber Optics will be separated into two divisions. The FO Mobile Com & Industry division will focus on solutions for the mobile communication (Fiber to the Antenna), network equipment suppliers and industrial customer segments. The FO Wireline & Data Center division will concentrate on applications in the core network, FTTH and data center markets. Together these two divisions will constitute the Fiber Optics segment also in the future.
Experienced managers from within its own ranks
To manage these two divisions, experienced individuals with impressive track records from within the company were appointed: Fritz Landolt, who came to HUBER+SUHNER just over two years ago, will manage the FO Mobile Com & Industry (FO MCI) division. Martin Strasser, who has been employed by HUBER+SUHNER for 14 years, is taking over the management of the FO Wireline & Data Center (FO WDC) division. Both new divisional managers will assume their responsibilities on 1 October 2016 and will be promoted to the Executive Group Management on 1 January 2017.