- Swiss citizen
- Various positions as an independent board member and management consultant
Thomas Bachmann studied mechanical engineering at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) in Burgdorf (CH) and completed his Executive MBA at the IMD Business School in Lausanne (CH). Following his studies, he took on various sales and marketing positions at Rieter from 1985 on, both in the US and Asian markets and also on a global scale. He was then responsible for a business unit at Rieter Textile Systems, before heading up the Corporate Planning & Development division on a Group level. From 2002 to 2004, he was at AFG Arbonia Forster as CEO responsible for the kitchens, refrigeration, profile systems and precision steel piping business areas. As CEO, he headed up the Tecan Group – an international manufacturer of laboratory automation products and analytics solutions – from 2005 to 2012. From 2013 to 2015, Thomas Bachmann was Executive President of the Bruker BioSpin Group, a provider of instruments for life science laboratories that is based in both Europe and the USA. During this time, he was also a member of the Supervisory Board at the Eppendorf Group from Hamburg (DE), a global market leader in the field of laboratory instruments and high-quality laboratory supplies. From 2015 to 2019, he headed up the Eppendorf Group as CEO. Since 2020, he has held various positions as an independent board member or management consultant.
Thomas Bachmann was not a member of any Management Board of a Geberit Group company in the three years preceding the reporting period. Apart from his future Board of Directors’ mandate, he does not have any significant business relations with the Geberit Group and is therefore independent.