Pierre-Alain Graf is an international manager with many years of experience as CEO and board member in various industries. Graf holds a Master of Law from the University of Basel and an MBA from the University of St. Galen. He had several leadership positions at reputable companies. Among others, he was Senior Vice-President of the Global Security Business of Hitachi ABB Powergrids Ltd, CEO of Swissgrid for over 7 years and previously General Manager of Cisco Systems Switzerland. Since March 15, 2023, he has been leading GETEC Group as CEO.
Markus Hauck Group CFO
Markus Hauck has many years of experience as a CFO and in the energy sector. He graduated in business administration from a German business school and obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the USA. His professional career took him to Lafarge and Holcim, among others, where he was appointed CFO of Holcim Deutschland AG in 2007. In 2013, Markus Hauck took over the Finance division along with the areas Purchasing, IT, M&A and Insurance at EEW Energy from Waste GmbH, headquartered in Helmstedt, Germany. Since May 2023, Markus Hauck has assumed the role of Group CFO at GETEC and is also a member of the GETEC Group Executive Committee.
Regina Bertram-Pfister Group CHRO
Regina Bertram-Pfister is an experienced HR executive and holds a degree in law. Before joining GETEC, she held executive HR positions at international companies such Gardner Denver and Ingersoll Rand. Prior to that, she held various managerial Human Resources positions at Mc Donald's Germany Inc. from 2002 to 2009 and served as Head of HR at Basic AG from 2010-2013. In her latest position at US-based industrial manufacturer Ingersoll Rand, she served as Head of HR for the DACH region and was responsible for the global HR strategy as HR Business Partner in the Lifesciences division. In May 2023, Regina assumed the role as CHRO at GETEC Group and has since also been a member of the Group Executive Committee.
Dr. Guido Zimmermann Group CTO
Dr. Guido Zimmermann began his career in the pharmaceutical industry at Schering AG (now Bayer AG). As a board member and management consultant, he contributed his expertise in the process and chemical industry to Bilfinger Industrial Services as COO Western Europe and helped the company achieve strong growth. He later took on interim management mandates as CEO, COO or Managing Director in medium-sized companies in need of consolidation and change. Since January 1, 2020, he has been managing the multi-client sites GETEC PARK.SWISS and GETEC PARK.EMMEN before taking over as CEO of GETEC Platform Switzerland. As of July 2023, Guido has been appointed Chief Transformation Officer of the GETEC Group. In his new role, he will remain a member of the GETEC Group Executive Committee.
Thomas Schoepke Group Head of Business Development
After graduating with a Master of International Business Administration, Thomas Schoepke began his career at ista, where he held early leadership positions in the U.S. such as Vice President Commercial Solutions at ista North America in 2004. After further management positions at ista in Germany Italy and UK, he took over the position of Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing at ista International in 2019. In 2022 Thomas Schoepke was appointed CEO of GETEC Platform Netherlands before he took over the position as Group Head of Business Development within the Group Executive Committe.
Dr. Thomas Stephanblome Group CSO, Platform CEO Germany
Following his graduate studies in engineering and his doctorate in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund, Dr. Thomas Stephanblome's professional career has been defined by the energy industry in all its various forms over the past 30 years. Dr. Stephanblome has been responsible for the development of regenerative and decentralized energy supply systems in both medium-sized companies and corporate structures. Before joining GETEC Group in 2019, he was Director of Global On-Site Generation Business, responsible for the development, management and growth of the Group-wide power generation business for national and international industrial customers at E.ON Connecting Energies.
Giovanni Pontrelli Platform CEO Italy
The law graduate began his professional career in the energy sector at Siram S.p.A., a leading energy services company in Italy. During his career there, he took on increasingly higher areas of responsibility. He served as Corporate Secretary from 2009, as General Manager from 2011, and as a member of the Administrative Board from 2012. Dr. Pontrelli also held several management positions in subsidiaries of Siram S.p.A. and became Chairman of the Administrative Board before taking over the management of Antas, the leading Italian energy services company. With the full integration, Antas was renamed GETEC Italia s.p.a. in 2022. He is the founder and owner of Società Gestioni Lavori s.r.l., which deals with the design, implementation and management of large and complex technological systems for the local public sector, hospitals and industry.
Martijn van der Zande Platform CEO Netherlands
Martijn van der Zande has many years of experience in the energy world, both in the large capital-intensive projects of the oil & gas industry as well as in renewable energy where, among other things, as Commercial Director of Eneco's Heat & Industrial division, he successfully managed both the approach towards the real estate segment as well as, in part, the large business and industrial customers of energy and energy solutions. After a brief stint in private equity in the biogas industry, Martijn made the move to GETEC at the end of 2022, where as CEO for the Netherlands and Belgium, he is taking the lead to realize the growth of GETEC energy services for both the real estate and industrial segments in both these markets.
Martijn graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on Strategic Management as well as from the Fontys Professional University in Eindhoven on International Business & Management.
As CEO of GETEC in the Netherlands & Belgium, Martijn is also a member of the GETEC Group Executive Committee.
Dr. Urs Zimmerli Platform CEO GETEC Switzerland
Urs Zimmerli is an experienced manager and CEO of GETEC Platform Switzerland. He has many years of international experience in the chemical and specialty chemical industry. Previously, he was COO of GETEC PARK.SWISS AG and held management positions at CABB AG and EMS Chemie AG. He also gained valuable experience at Archroma Management GmbH, Polygum Technologies LTD and Polygal AG. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from ETH Zurich, an MBA from the Open University and diplomas in Industrial Engineering and Chemical Engineering.
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