March 15, 2011 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Burckhardt Compression appoints new member of the Executive Board

Burckhardt Compression has appointed the 38 year-old Lukas Betschon as the new Head of Design & Manufacturing as the successor of Marcel Pawlicek. Lukas Betschon will take over his new function on Juy 1st, 2011. As mentioned in the media release in the beginning of December Marcel Pawlicek will assume the position of CEO.

Lukas Betschon (39) holds a university degree in mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich and earned an executive diploma from HSG. He gained valuable experience in general management and in different positions in the development, engineering and manufacturing within the mechanical industry.

Since 2008 Lukas Betschon is Managing Director of the company PSA – Parts & Systems AG, a supplier of high quality fine cutting work and complex mechatronical assemblies. Before he headed the development department at Starrag Heckert AG where he was responsible for complex development projects. Lukas Betschon is married and has three children.

“With the appointment of Lukas Betschon, we have found an experienced executive manager for the Design & Manufacturing department. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation”, said Marcel Pawlicek, the future CEO of Burckhardt Compression.

As mentioned in the media release on December 2nd, 2010, Marcel Pawlicek will take over the position of CEO on April 1st, 2011. Valentin Vogt will assume the function of Chairman from Hans Hess.

Marcel Pawlicek will head the Design & Manufacturing department ad interim until Lukas Betschon takes up his duties.


About Burckhardt Compression
Burckhardt Compression is one of the worldwide market leaders in the field of reciprocating compressors and the only manufacturer that offers a complete range of Labyâ (labyrinth piston), Process Gas, and Hyper Compressors.
The compressors are used to compress, cool or liquefy gases. Burckhardt Compression’s customers include multinational companies active in the chemical, petrochemical, refinery, industrial gas and gas transport and storage industries.
With the leading compressor technology, the high-quality compressor components and the comprehensive range of services Burckhardt Compression supports its customers in their effort to minimize the life cycle costs of their reciprocating compressor systems.


Further inquiries:
Valentin Vogt, CEO
Tel.: +41 (0)52 262 55 00
Fax: +41 (0)52 262 04 08
E-mail: [email protected]