Hilti Group appoints new CEO

December 11, 2013

The Hilti Group, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, has announced that Christoph Loos will be its new CEO starting January 1, 2014. Loos will succeed Bo Risberg who leaves the company after seven years as CEO due to the Group’s internal age regulations.

Hilti_Christoph-Loos

Christoph Loos will be the new CEO of Hilti

Christoph Loos is the fifth CEO in the nearly 75 year history of the Hilti Group. Succession in the Group’s Executive Board is planned well in advance and takes place exclusively with internal candidates. According to Hilti’s internal age regulations Executive Board members must leave the company’s operative management when turning 56.

Loos joined Hilti in 2001 as the Head of Group Strategy and in 2003 he moved to Hilti’s German market organisation where he began as the Head of Sales before assuming duties as General Manager at the beginning of 2005. In 2007 Loos joined the Group’s Executive Board where he was responsible for the Finance, Human Resources and IT units. Since 2011 he has been responsible for the Emerging Markets and Energy & Industry units.

The retiring CEO, Bo Risberg, joined Hilti Group in 1999 and has been a member of the Executive Board since 2001, taking over CEO duties in 2007. Due to the ongoing challenges caused by the financial and currency crises Risberg remained CEO one year longer than originally planned. Corporate governance factors will prevent Bo Risberg from moving to the Hilti Group Board of Directors as the Board already counts two former Group CEOs among its members.

“Along with his Executive Board colleagues, Bo Risberg has shaped and developed the Hilti Group for the last seven years. Despite extensive challenges he always understood how to keep the company on track and knew how to steer it back onto a successful path,” stated Board Chairman Pius Baschera.

“Hilti is a healthy company, it is financially stable and future-oriented. Christoph Loos now faces significant and great work. I am convinced that with his management experience and competence he will continue the successful work of Bo Risberg,” added Baschera.

www.hilti.com   

 

Powder Metallurgy Review magazine cover

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Hot Isostatic Pressing for the production of large, near-net shape components
  • Safeguarding PM part usage in a new automotive industry
  • How to make metal powders., Part 3
  • Company profile: Jiangxi Yuean Advanced Materials

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

From the industry…

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

 

Browse the archive

 

Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
Download PDF
Share via
Copy link