Management Team

The Group is led by a highly dedicated, entrepreneurial and professional management team with extensive experience in their particular markets. Most members of the management team have been leading their respective companies for over 30 years and are either founders or members of the founding family; most managers are also significant investors in the Group’s business.

The holding

  • CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Acrotec
  • Created Acrotec with the initial acquisition of Vardeco
  • Previously a partner at KPMG and CEO of companies in the construction and textile sectors
  • Background in economics and accounting

François Billig

francois.billig@acrotec.ch
  • Chief Marketing, Sales and Business Development Officer since 2017
  • 30+ years of experience in fast moving consumer goods, initially in Finance then in marketing/sales and general management in Continental Europe
  • Background in finance, accounting and law.

Philippe Metzger

pmetzger@acrotec.ch
  • CFO of Acrotec since 2013
  • Previously General Manager, Finance Director, Operations Director at Hasbro SA
  • Before Hasbro held various roles at Solvay
  • Background in finance and business administration
  • VP Sales at Acrotec since 2016
  • Formerly partner & CCO in an industrial group
  • 10-year experience within the automotive industry
  • Mechanical engineer by background

Sébastien Virtel

sebastien.virtel@acrotec.ch
  • SVP Finance at Acrotec since 2017
  • Formerly head of M&A Transaction Services at Deloitte for the Swiss Romande region
  • BSc in International Business and Chartered Management Accountant

Watch & Jewellery division

  • General Manager of KIF since 2012
  • Experienced micromechanics expert and industrial operations leader in various senior roles in the watch industry
  • CEO of Général Ressorts since 2010, of Pierhor-Gasser and Butech since 2017
  • Experience in turning around businesses and investments
  • 20 years as General Manager in various industries including 9 years in the watch industry

Jean-Michel Uhl

jmuhl@generaleressorts.com
  • Director of site and production at WatchDec for 5 years
  • Active in bar turning for more than 10 years
  • Experience in the machining tool at Tornos for 8 years
  • Mechanical production training

 

Jean-Matthieu Kasprzykowski

jmkasprzykowski@watchdec.com
  • General manager of Décovi since 1985
  • Took over the family-owned business
  • Engineer by background

Claude Chèvre

claude.chevre@decovi.ch
  • General Manager of STS since 2006
  • Co-founder STS in 2006 with Thierry Mesnier
  • Previously worked at Jaeger LeCoultre in charge of surface treatments
  • Engineer by background

Frédéric Saulcy

f.saulcy@sts-galvano.ch
  • General Manager of mu-DEC, founded in 2011
  • Engineer by background

Yann Le Martret

info@mu-dec.ch
  • Founder and General Manager of Precipro since 2006
  • Previously at Cartier and Metalor
  • Engineer by background
  • Co-CEO of Precipro since 2019
  • 10 years experience in the jewellery industry
  • Master in Information Systems

Sophie-Anne Duport

sophie-anne.duport@precipro.com
  • General Manager of Petitpierre since 1991
  • Took over the family-owned business
  • CEO of Mimotec SA from November 2019
  • 20 years of experience in Engineering, R&D and production in watchmaking and machine sectors
  • Master of Science EPFL in Mechanical Engineering

Medtech division

  • CEO of AFT Micromechanics since 2008
  • Resumed to the family business in 2007
  • Engineer in micro-mechanics

Jérôme Frésard

jfresard@aft-micromecanique.fr
  • CEO of Général Ressorts since 2010, of Pierhor-Gasser and Butech since 2017
  • Experience in turning around businesses and investments
  • 20 years as General Manager in various industries including 9 years in the watch industry

Jean-Michel Uhl

jmuhl@generaleressorts.com
  • Director of site and production at WatchDec for 5 years
  • Active in bar turning for more than 10 years
  • Experience in the machining tool at Tornos for 8 years
  • Mechanical production training

 

Jean-Matthieu Kasprzykowski

jmkasprzykowski@watchdec.com
  • General manager of Décovi since 1985
  • Took over the family-owned business
  • Engineer by background

Claude Chèvre

claude.chevre@decovi.ch
  • CEO of Diener Precision Pumps since 2016
  • Cofounder of Diener Precision Pumps in 1994
  • Mechanical Design Engineering degree
  • 35 years in the pump industry
  • Technical Director, 1994-2016

Doug Robinson

drobinson@dpp.swiss
  • Took over as CEO since 2005
  • Founded Tectri with his father in 1998
  • Engineer in Microtechnology

Fabien Bouduban

FBo@tectri.ch
  • Joined the Diener company in 1984
  • Founded in 1955 by his father
  • Polymechanics and Engineering background
  • Founded SpineSave in 2009

Precision High-Tech division

  • CEO of ROCH Mécanique de precision since 1991
  • Resumed to the family business
  • Industrial automation and management training
  • CEO of Général Ressorts since 2010, of Pierhor-Gasser and Butech since 2017
  • Experience in turning around businesses and investments
  • 20 years as General Manager in various industries including 9 years in the watch industry

Jean-Michel Uhl

jmuhl@generaleressorts.com
  • CEO of Vardeco since June 2016
  • Production manager since April 2007
  • Formation in Engineering

Marjolaine Cordier

cordier@vardeco.com
  • General manager of Décovi since 1985
  • Took over the family-owned business
  • Engineer by background

Claude Chèvre

claude.chevre@decovi.ch
  • General Manager of DJC since 1991
  • Took over father’s business with 2 brothers (Philippe and Alain)
  • Mechanical engineer by background

Laurent Cordier

l.cordier@djc.fr
  • Took over as CEO since 2005
  • Founded Tectri with his father in 1998
  • Engineer in Microtechnology

Fabien Bouduban

FBo@tectri.ch
  • Joined the Diener company in 1984
  • Founded in 1955 by his father
  • Polymechanics and Engineering background
  • Founded SpineSave in 2009