Swiss (born 1963)
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed to current position in 2013
Marco Gadola has a strong executive track record in a broad range of global businesses. Mr Gadola rejoined Straumann in March 2013 and assumed his responsibilities as CEO a month later. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Operations at Straumann from 2006 to 2008, when he left to pursue a career development opportunity at Panalpina, a world leader in supply chain management. Having started as Panalpina’s Chief Financial Officer, he became Regional CEO Asia Pacific in 2012, with overall responsibility for the regional business.
Prior to initially joining Straumann in 2006, he spent five years at Hero, the Swiss-based international food group, where he was also CFO and responsible for IT and operations. Previously, he spent nine years at the international construction tool manufacturer Hilti, where he held a number of senior commercial/sales and finance-related positions in various countries. Before that, he worked for Sandoz International Ltd as Audit Manager and for Swiss Bank Corporation, Basel, in Corporate Finance.
Mr Gadola, who is Swiss, graduated from Basel University in business administration and economics. He also completed various programs at the London School of Economics and IMD in Lausanne.
Marco Gadola has served on the Board of Directors of Calida, the Swiss textiles group, since 2011.
Dr Peter Hackel
Swiss (born 1969)
Chief Financial Officer
Appointed to current position in 2014
Dr Peter Hackel rejoined Straumann from Oerlikon Industrial Group, where he was CFO of Oerlikon Drive Systems, a global segment of the Oerlikon Industrial Group which generated a turnover of CHF 734 million in 2013. Peter Hackel joined Oerlikon in 2011 as Head of Group Controlling. He is well known at Straumann, having spent six years with the company (2004-10) in Project Management, Business Development and finally as Head of Group Controlling and Member of the Executive Management Group. Previously, he spent three years at Geistlich Biomaterials, as Director of Marketing & Sales Orthopaedics, and two years at McKinsey & Company as a Consultant.
Peter Hackel offers a valuable combination of financial and business expertise together with an analytical scientific background. He obtained both his Master’s degree and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and complemented his education with studies in Business Administration at the University of Hagen in Germany.
German (born 1966)
Head Distributor and Emerging Markets EMEA
Appointed to current position in 2016 with effect of 1 January 2017
Wolfgang Becker holds a number of business school diplomas including that of the St. Gallen Management Center.
He began his professional career at Straumann in 1986 and held a series of managerial positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s German subsidiary, becoming Head of Human Resources in 1991, Head of Marketing in 2000, and General Manager of Straumann Germany in 2001. He served on Straumann’s Executive Committee as Head of Sales Europe from 2005 to 2006. Since then, he has been responsible for Straumann’s business in Central and Eastern Europe, and headed the Group’s distributor business from 2007 to 2008.
Wolfgang Becker rejoined the Group’s Executive Management Board as Head Sales Central Europe & Distributors EMEA in 2013.
French (born 1970)
Head Sales North America
Appointed to new position in 2015 with effect of 1 January 2016
Having obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Dijon and a Masters in Marketing from FGE in Tours, Guillaume Daniellot completed his studies with a Masters in Business Administration at the ESC European School of Management in Paris.
His professional career began in hospital product management – initially at Coloplast and then at B. Braun, as an international business unit manager. He switched to the dental industry in 2001, joining Dentsply France, where he became Sales & Marketing Director.
Mr Daniellot joined Straumann in 2007 as Managing Director of Straumann France. Two years later, he transferred to Group Headquarters to become Head of Global Sales Digital Dentistry. Shortly afterwards he took over responsibility for Straumann’s Prosthetic Laboratory Business Group, including global management of sales, marketing, product development, training and education. In both these roles he was a member of the Corporate Management Group. He joined Straumann’s Executive Management Board (EMB) as Head Sales Western Europe in 2013.
Dr Alexander Ochsner
Swiss (born 1964)
Head Sales Asia/Pacific
Appointed to current position in 2012
Alexander Ochsner is a seasoned executive with extensive international experience in the medical device industry, having spent more than a decade in senior managerial roles at the top of the dental implant industry in regional leadership positions.
Before moving to the dental industry, Dr Ochsner held managerial positions in marketing/sales at Medtronic and Medela, where he gained experience of the medical device market in the Far East as Area Sales Manager & Executive Director of the Japanese subsidiary. From 2002 to 2008, he worked for Zimmer Dental, where – as Vice President Europe & Asia Pacific and a member of the Divisional Executive Team – he was responsible for the respective regional businesses.
Alexander Ochsner joined Straumann in September 2012 from Nobel Biocare, where – as Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA and member of the Executive Committee – he had full responsibility for the regional business including strategic planning, sales, marketing, finance, customer service and human resources.
Dr Ochsner gained his PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where he also attained an MSc in natural sciences. He has held his current position since 2012.
Swiss (born 1970)
Head Customer Solutions & Education
Appointed to current position in 2013
Frank Hemm holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen and a Master’s in Business Administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management in the USA. His business career began in management consulting with Andersen Consulting and McKinsey, focusing on business process re-engineering and strategic management consulting.
Mr Hemm joined Straumann in 2004 and was initially responsible for Corporate Business Development & Licensing. He was appointed Head of Sales, Western Europe in 2007 and became a member of the Corporate Management Group. A year later, he was given responsibility for the Asia/Pacific Region as Head of Sales based in Singapore, where he established and built up Straumann’s regional headquarters. In addition to leading the integration and turnaround of the acquired distributors in Japan and Korea, he also expanded Straumann’s presence in China.
In 2012, Mr Hemm was appointed to the Executive Management Board as Head of EMEA and LATAM, and he moved into his current role in 2013.
Dr Gerhard Bauer
German (born 1956)
Head Research, Development & Operations
Appointed to current position in 2013
Gerhard Bauer is a seasoned executive with a broad international background in Global Operations. He has spent more than 30 years in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry in various leadership positions, where he gained considerable experience in both pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
Prior to joining Straumann in 2010, Dr Bauer held managerial positions at Nextpharma, a specialist company in the biotech industry, and Bausch & Lomb, a global leader in eye-care products. From 1992 to 2008, his career at Bausch & Lomb was distinguished by increasing responsibility and, in 2006, he was appointed Head of Global Operations & Engineering and Member of the Executive Team. From 1984 to 1992, he worked for Ciba Vision, a subsidiary of Novartis. He began his career in production at Glaxo-SmithKline in 1983.
Dr Bauer received his PhD from the Institute of Pharmaceutics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich where he also obtained his MSc in Pharmaceutics. Additionally, he received an advanced degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from the Bavarian Chamber of Pharmacists.
German (born 1967)
Head of Instradent & Strategic Alliances
Appointed to current position in 2015
Petra Rumpf has a strong executive track record in the dental implant industry and 20 years’ experience in growth management, e-commerce, operational turnaround, strategy and M&A.
Petra Rumpf worked for Nobel Biocare from 2007 to 2014, where she was Member of the Executive Committee and responsible for Corporate Development and M&A, global e-commerce, clinical training & education, and the successful development of the distributor business. She also managed the successful initiation of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR), a global foundation that is active in the area of science, education and humanity. During her last three years with the company, Petra Rumpf was also responsible for AlphaBio Tec – which is active in more than 50 countries, guiding its successful expansion into China and emerging markets.
Before joining Nobel Biocare, she spent 16 years at Capgemini Consulting, where she rose through various managerial roles to become Vice President Strategy & Transformation Consulting. Her work covered a spectrum of countries and industries with a focus on life sciences and high-tech.
Petra Rumpf holds an MBA and a BA in economics.
German (born 1966)
Head Sales Europe
Appointed to new position in 2016 with effect of 1 January 2017
Jens Dexheimer is responsible for Straumann’s European region, which includes Austria, Benelux, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, Scandinavia, Switzerland and the UK. In his previous positions, he successfully managed the business in Germany, the Group’s largest European market, and Iberia. In 2016, he was made responsible for the entire Western Europe region and joined the EMB.
He moved to Straumann in 2010 from Wella / Procter & Gamble, which he joined in 1996 and where he rose through various international roles of increasing responsibility from regional Human Resources management to country, divisional and regional leadership. He began his career in consumer goods industry with Benckiser in Germany.
Mr Dexheimer obtained a degree in Economics at the State Vocational Academy in Mannheim and a Masters’ Degree from Mainz University. He also completed an Executive Development Program at Kellogg University in Chicago.
German (born 1964)
Head Sales Latin America, CEO of Neodent
Appointed to current position in 2015 with effect of 1 January 2016
Matthias Schupp joined Straumann from Procter & Gamble in 2007 as Regional Manager, Western Europe. In 2013, he was appointed Head of Sales for the LATAM region and joined the management of Neodent, of which he became CEO early in 2015. He joined Straumann’s Executive Management Board at the beginning of 2016.
Mr Schupp has a strong track record in country/regional management in various industries. He began his career in marketing and customer service with Merck KGaA, the German Pharmaceuticals, Fine Chemicals and Diagnostics company, and rose through country management to the position of regional Manager Latin America and US. He moved to Wella in 2000 as Managing Director of the business in Russia and became Managing Director Professional Care Portugal in 2004, following the acquisition of Wella by P&G.
Having graduated at the German/Brasilian High School in Rio de Janeiro, he gained most of his training in Business Administration and Management ‘on the job’ through managerial and professional development programs at Merck and P&G.