Urs Hirsiger

Until 2020, Head of Business Development & Member of Executive Board, Exentis Group AG

Luzern, Switzerland


Unternehmer - Business Leader
Change Management
Mergers & Acquisitions
Market development
build markets
Doing successfully business in China
Doing successfully business in Japan
Doing successfully business in Asia
Doing successfully business in America
Doing successfully business in Europe
3D printing - surface enhancement
Industrie 4.0
Before and after M & A
Bridges Asia and Western Business Culture
Emerging Markets - set up factories in China
Restructuring - Down sizing
Global Machinery business
Global Industrial Goods business


Professional experience for Urs Hirsiger

  • Current 2 years and 7 months, since Jan 2019

    Senior Partner & Interim Manager

    Vortex Solutions

    Interim Manager & Partner, offering my experience and skills to companies or persons who wants to improve or face challenges.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Apr 2019 - Dec 2020

    Head of Business Development & Member of Executive Board

    Exentis Group AG

    Head of Business Development of Exentis-Group. Member of the Executive Board. This company has developed a very exciting technology, an additive layer system that is capable of producing millions of 3 D parts economically. No postprocessing is required. Ideally parts are small and flat and a volume of more than 5000 parts are required. None of any known 3 D Printing / Additive Layer manufacturing technology can compete, when volume production is required.

  • 11 months, Jul 2018 - May 2019

    Senior Advisor

    Extrude Hone

    Planned CEO successor transition completed. Support company in M & A and Strategy

  • 8 years and 3 months, Apr 2010 - Jun 2018

    CEO / MD Global

    Extrude Hone

    - Company was sold in December 2015. Lead the company through the sales process and owners transition phase - Change Management, from technology selling to added value selling, focused on industrial components in defined Market segments, and establish a new business around Metal 3 D Printing (ALM) for surface enhancement. - Manage around 400 employees, through 8 direct reports, based in EU / USA / Asia

  • 1 year and 8 months, Aug 2008 - Mar 2010

    Managing Director Extrude Europe

    Extrude Hone

    - Responsibility of Europe Operation of € 35 m, including engineering, manufacturing (German factory), job shops, sales and after market with around 150 - 190 employees - Turnaround of a loss-making ECM machine manufacturing business to breakeven in a market downturn Promoted, to take on the global responsibility

  • 19 years and 11 months, Sep 1988 - Jul 2008

    Managing Director / Sales VP

    Companies in Machine Industrie and Industrial Goods (Europa & Asien)

    Management Excellent senior management skills in multicultural working environment 20 years of experience at senior and executive management level also based in Asia for international companies, including P&L responsibility (Sales and Manufacturing) Strong leadership and people motivation skills Sales & Marketing Develop and execute International Marketing, Sales, Service and Technology strategies for Machine Tool-, Machine for Semiconductor- and Print Finishing Industries

Educational background for Urs Hirsiger

  • 4 years and 1 month, Jan 2004 - Jan 2008

    Lorange Institute of Business Zurich

  • 4 years and 1 month, Jan 1974 - Jan 1978

    Mechanical Engineering


  • Swiss Board School

    Universität St. Gallen

    New Concept for Board Member ( Verwaltunsrat)


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French



I want to offer my experience and know how around the following challenges
- Highly experienced business leader with pronounced skills to combine global industrial trends with local market needs to generate profitable business
- Over 25 years of experience at senior and executive management level also based in Asia (14 years).
- Drive projects of Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 establish a new business around Metal 3 D Printing (ALM) and surface enhancement
- Set up factories in China for Plastic components and Machine assembly
- Experience of several take over and and integration processes (M & A)
- Change Management to use the advantage of the digital working and communication tools to grow business or restructure business
- Develop and implement international Marketing Sales Service and Technology strategies
Establish a new business around Metal 3 D Printing (ALM) and surface enhancement

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