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Markus Zoller

Owner, Interim Executive, Zompec

Glattbrugg, Switzerland

Skills

CEO (Division / large Business Area / SME)
Energy / Mobility / Defence / Security / ICT
Interim Management for Demanding Situations in Companies and Projects

Timeline

Professional experience for Markus Zoller

  • Current , since Nov 2017

    Interim Executive

    Zompec

    Own company providing interim management for demanding situations in companies and projects (strategic realignment, transformation, merger & acquisition, restructuring, turnaround, crisis, succession, diversification, internationalization, growth)

  • 4 years and 2 months, Sep 2013 - Oct 2017

    CEO

    RUAG, Division Defence

    Division with €400m sales, 1700 employees, 15 operational centers, sales representations worldwide, 4 business areas: 1) «Land Systems»: armored vehicles, weapons, protection, shelter and robotic systems 2) «Simulation & Training»: live, virtual and constructive simulators and training facilities 3) «Network Enabled Operations»: command, communication, reconnaissance and radar systems 4) «Cyber Security»: integrated solutions, data loss prevention SW, cyber training, managed services

  • 3 years and 9 months, Jan 2010 - Sep 2013

    Interim Executive

    Zompec

    Own company providing interim management for demanding situations in companies and projects. Full time interim mandates: 2013: Business Unit Head (ad. int.) «Strategic Energy Projects», Swiss Federal Railway (SBB), Bern, Switzerland 2011-2012: CEO (ad. int.) Rowa Tunnelling Logistics AG, Wangen, Switzerland: leading general contractor in logistic systems for tunnel construction. 2010-2011: CEO (ad. int.) Funkwerk plettac electronic GmbH, Nurnberg, Germany: SME for optical security/control systems.

  • 3 years and 8 months, May 2006 - Dec 2009

    CEO

    Siemens VDO (from 2008 Continental), Business Area Telematics Solutions

    Business area with €250m sales, 1000 employees, 9 operational centers, sales offices/representations in >20 countries, 4 independent business segments: 1) «Public Transit Solutions»: management/con¬trol/information systems for public transport 2) «Fleet Telematics»: fleet telematics systems/components for commercial vehicle fleets 3) «Automotive Telematics Products»: onboard units for road pricing and telematics 4) «Instrumentations for Special Vehicles»: development and manufacturing lead center

  • 4 years and 11 months, Jul 2001 - May 2006

    Managing Director Project Execution & Engineering

    Siemens Switzerland, Business Unit Transportation Systems

    Responsible for a portfolio of 250 rail automation projects (€400m cumulated project volume, €150m annual sales, project sizes up to €100m, for Swiss home market and international) and a line organization with 300 employees in 6 operational centers.

  • 2 years and 7 months, Dec 1998 - Jun 2001

    Project Director

    Alstom Power

    Gas Turbine Segment, Project Management Asia/Oceania/North Europe: Overall project management for the execution of a €200m turnkey power plant project in UK.

  • 2 years and 8 months, Apr 1996 - Nov 1998

    Corporate Head Business Excellence

    ABB Switzerland

    Responsible for Business Excellence (holistic approach including customer focus, total quality, supply and change management) for ABB Switzerland (25 business units), as internal consultant to the executive management, head cross company expert organizations and program manager for initiatives.

  • 1 year, Apr 1995 - Mar 1996

    Head of Technical Sales

    ABB Power Generation

    ABB Power Generation Ltd., Technical Sales for Gas Turbines and Combined Cycle Power Plants: Line and project portfolio manager for sales and tendering of gas turbines and turnkey gas turbine power plants.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Feb 1993 - Mar 1995

    Project Manager Technical Sales

    ABB Power Generation

    ABB Power Generation Ltd., Baden, Switzerland Technical Sales for Gas Turbines and Combined Cycle Power Plants: Technical sales project management for sales and tendering of large power plants worldwide.

Educational background for Markus Zoller

  • 5 years and 2 months, Dec 1995 - Jan 2001

    Business Administration & Marketing

    University of St. Gallen, HSG

    Subject of Thesis: «Marketing for International Plant and Project Businesses»

  • 4 years and 5 months, Oct 1988 - Feb 1993

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

    Focus: process engineering, energy systems, building technology, business administration, operations management

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Intermediate

  • Italian

    Basic

Interests

Rowing
Golf
modern Design/Architecture

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