25.09.2013

ESCATEC appoints new General Manager in Switzerland

ESCATEC appoints Dr. Thomas Dekorsy as General Manager of ESCATEC Switzerland AG

ESCATEC has announced the appointment of Dr Thomas Dekorsy (PhD) as General Manager of ESCATEC Switzerland effective 1st October 2013.  He replaces Gerhard Klauser who will move to a new role heading up special projects. 

Thomas has a PhD in mechanical and process engineering and more than 20 years senior management experience in General Management and manufacturing around the world, mainly in the automotive and the electronic industry. He joins ESCATEC from Carl Haas GmbH where, as Managing Director, he was responsible for restructuring the company’s production and organizational procedures to increase profitability. He has held various manager director positions in Germany, Hungary and China creating an extensive network of global contacts that will help ESCATEC build its sales.  

Markus Walther, CEO and member of the board of directors of ESCATEC, said, “Thomas has a very hands-on approach that draws on his sales and business development experience gained when working for companies with global operations such as Flextronics.  The Board was particularly impressed with his track record of introducing Lean Production procedures and improving operational and sourcing procedures in previous companies.  We pride ourselves on delivering quality and reliability to our customers whilst being cost competitive.  Thomas will help us continue to develop our leadership as the trusted partner for customers around the world who value product design and manufacturing that they can rely on and put their name to.”

Commenting on his appointment, Dr Thomas Dekorsy added, “ESCATEC has a very impressive track record of working closely with customers around the world to become an integral part of their operations.  These long term relationships are rare in the contract manufacturing industry and show that their personal approach and focus on quality and precision are important business differentiators -- rather than the usual industry approach of undercutting rivals on price.  That’s a race to the bottom which nobody wins.  I am particularly interested in ESCATEC’s rapidly growing Contract Design Service which I want to help become one of the leaders in Europe.  Being involved with a design right from the concept stage can ensure that it is innovative and designed for manufacture with quality built in at every stage.”  

ESCATEC

ESCATEC offers a unique end-to-end service that includes electronics and mechatronic-based product design, development and prototyping, tooling design, tooling manufacture, injection moulding, low volume high mix and high volume electronics manufacturing, turn-key ‘box build’ electronic systems assembly, and MOEMS system design and manufacture.  The operation has TS 16949, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001 certifications.  In addition, ESCATEC has ISO 13485 certification for the manufacture of medical equipment with cleanroom facilities for final product assembly.  

The ESCATEC Group provides fully-integrated electronic and mechatronic design and manufacturing solutions to assist customers in achieving success in your market. Its one-stop solutions and best-in-class service enable companies around the world to operate more profitably, sustainably and efficiently. Founded in 1974, its history is full of innovation which made it a first choice partner for many European and North American OEMs.  The Swiss-owned company perfectly blends Swiss business philosophy and attention to quality, precision and detail with the advantage of low-cost, mass-volume manufacturing capabilities in its Asian factories.

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