Group Executive Management

Group Executive Management is responsible for the operational management of the CPH Group and its three business divisions.

Dr. sc. techn., born 1962 and a Swiss national; joined CPH in 2008, Group CEO since 2009.

Peter Schildknecht is Member of the Board of Directors of Renergia Zentralschweiz AG, Root; Member of the Board of Directors of Kowema AG, Rotkreuz; Member of the Board of Directors of Buss AG, Pratteln; Member of the Board of Directors of Hoffmann Neopac AG, Thun, and Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Central Switzerland (IHZ), Lucerne (until the 2024 Annual General Meeting).

Since 2024, Peter Schildknecht has been Group CEO of Perlen Industrieholding, Perlen. 2001–2007 Member of Group Executive Management of Sarna Kunststoff Holding AG, Sarnen and leadership of various group divisions, most latterly Sarnafil; 1995-2001 various functions in the Von Roll Group, including CEO of Von Roll Betec AG and Head of Industrial Services and a Member of Executive Management at Von Roll Infratec Holding AG, Bern.

Gerold Brütsch, B.Sc. in Business Administration, Certified Public Accountant, US Certified Public Accountant, born in 1966 and Swiss citizen, has been with the CPH Group since 2021 is CFO since January 1, 2022.


Since 2024, Gerold Brütsch has been CFO of Perlen Industrieholding AG, Perlen. From 2000 to 2021, he was Group CFO, Head of Corporate Center and Deputy CEO of Starrag Group Holding AG, Rorschacherberg; from 1997 to 1999, he was Head of Finance, Controlling, IT and Administration of Müller Martini Buchbindesysteme AG, Felben-Wellhausen; from 1990 to 1997, he was Head of Mandate and Auditor of KPMG in Zurich and in San Francisco.

Dr. iur., born 1963 and an Austrian national; joined the CPH Group as Head of Chemistry in 2010.

1997–2009 various management functions with the Süd-Chemie Group (now part of Clariant), including Head of the General Secretariat and Public Relations, Sales Manager EMEA, Global Financial Manager for Süd-Chemie Performance Packaging in Paris (France), CEO of Süd-Chemie UK in Manchester (UK) and CEO of Süd-Chemie Zeolites GmbH in Bitterfeld (Germany); 1993–1997 auditor with KPMG.

Marc Haller, FH Diploma in Business Administration, EMBA, born 1970 and a Swiss national, joined CPH as Head of Packaging in 2022.

2007-2020 various management functions with the Sulzer Group: 2016-2020 member of Applicator Systems Divisional Management and General Manager of Sulzer Mixpac AG, Haag; 2014-2016 Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development at Sulzer Chemtech AG, Winterthur; 2007-2013 Global Head Sales and Marketing at Sulzer Mixpac AG, Haag. 2000-2007 Head Sales and Marketing at Plaston AG, Widnau and 1998-2000 Product Manager at Scintilla AG, Solothurn.