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 the Acrotec Group 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

  • 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

  • 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

Eric Devreux

  • Directeur commercial chez Acrotec depuis 2016
  • Anciennement associé et directeur commercial dans un groupe industriel
  • 10 ans d’expérience dans l’industrie automobile
  • Ingénieur en mécanique de formation

Sébastien Virtel

  • 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

Gavin Price

  • Chief Technology Officer of Acrotec Group since the beginning of 2020
  • 30+ years of experience in engineering, R&D and management in the microsystems, machine tool and smart machine sectors
  • Master of Science in Physics

Philippe Jacot

Watch & Jewellery division

  • General Manager of KIF since 2012
  • Experienced micromechanics expert and industrial operations leader in various senior roles in the watch industry

Cyrille Mathieu

  • General manager of Décovi since 1985
  • Took over the family-owned business
  • Engineer by background

Claude Chèvre

  • 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

  • Professional experience in the eyewear industry in Paris
  • Worked at Audermars Piguet for 7 years in Switzerland
  • Took over the management of STS La Chaux-de-Fonds and STS Meyrin in 2014
  • Currently co-CEO with his brother of the four production sites

Elisabeth Saulcy

  • CEO of Precipro since 2019
  • 10 years experience in the jewellery industry
  • Master in Information Systems

Sophie-Anne Nahon

  • General Manager of Petitpierre since 1991
  • Took over the family-owned business

Boris Petitpierre

  • 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

Alain Hess

  • 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

  • General Manager of mu-DEC, founded in 2011
  • Engineer by background

Yann Le Martret

Medtech division

  • Joined the Diener company in 1984
  • Founded in 1955 by his father
  • Polymechanics and Engineering background
  • Founded SpineSave in 2009

Rolf Diener

  • 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

  • Took over as CEO since 2005
  • Founded Tectri with his father in 1998
  • Engineer in Microtechnology

Fabien Bouduban

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

Jérôme Frésard

  • General manager of Décovi since 1985
  • Took over the family-owned business
  • Engineer by background

Claude Chèvre

  • General Manager of KIF since 2012
  • Experienced micromechanics expert and industrial operations leader in various senior roles in the watch industry

Cyrille Mathieu

  • 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

Precision High-Tech division

  • CEO of Vardeco since June 2016
  • Production manager since April 2007
  • Formation in Engineering

Marjolaine Cordier

  • General manager of Décovi since 1985
  • Took over the family-owned business
  • Engineer by background

Claude Chèvre

  • CEO of DJC
  • Quality Director at LVMH
  • Has acquired an experience of 23 years in the automotive industry
  • Experience in the medical sector
  • Mechanical engineer and INSEAD training

Thierry Miller

  • CEO of ROCH Mécanique de precision since 1991
  • Resumed to the family business
  • Industrial automation and management training

Guy Roch

  • Joined the Diener company in 1984
  • Founded in 1955 by his father
  • Polymechanics and Engineering background
  • Founded SpineSave in 2009

Rolf Diener

  • Took over as CEO since 2005
  • Founded Tectri with his father in 1998
  • Engineer in Microtechnology

Fabien Bouduban

  • 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