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Hearing aid manufacturer – Lukas Braunschweiler releases head office at Sonova | News

Friday, September 1st, 2017 | Economy

Lukas Braunschweiler has been CEO of Sonova since November 2011. Now comes the announcement of the change. After a transitional phase, Arnd Kaldowski takes over the head post as of 1 April 2018. He comes from the US company Danaher. Braunschweiler is to switch to the Board of Directors on this date.
Surprisingly, the announcement does not come. When asked whether there was a CEO succession planning in Braunschweiler, Braunschweiler said: "We'll certainly be thinking about it. One day, someone else will certainly take over my job, but it will not be the same tomorrow evening Case. "
The shares of Sonova hardly react to the withdrawal notice. It is indexed 0.1% higher in pre-market trading. In the last six months, the title has increased 22 percent.
Since 2008, the 50-year-old German Kaldowski has worked in various management positions for Danaher, who is well-known in Switzerland through the acquisition of the dental implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare. Kaldowski starts at Sonova on 1 October, where he will first become a company chef.
Previously at Ruag and Mettler Toledo
Sonova Chairman Robert Spoerry praised Braunschweiler in a statement. He and his team achieved a growth of around 50 percent, at times of considerable strength.
Prior to Sonova, Braunschweiler was CEO of Ruag, and seven years CEO of Californian Dionex, which is listed on Nasdaq. Prior to this, he held various positions in the Mettler Toledo Group Executive Board from 1995 to 2002.
Sonova, headquartered in Stäfa ZH, produces and distributes hearing aids, communication systems and hearing implants. After the Dutch audiologist Audionova in 2016, Sonova and Italian Amplifon are one of the largest players in the hearing aid retail market. Worldwide, Sonova employs 13,000 people, of whom around 1200 are based in Switzerland.
(With material from SDA)


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