Manfred Kindle

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"Mr. Manfred Kindle served as Chief Executive Officer of Sulzer Industries since 1999. since 2001, Mr. Kindle served as Chief Executive Officer of Sulzer AG, where he also served as a board member. After joining ABB in 2004, Mr. Kindle served as Chief Executive Officer of ABB Group, a position he held until February 2008. He then became a partner of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private equity firm based in New York and London. From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Kindle served as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York and Zurich. He then joined Sulzer AG in Switzerland where he held several senior management positions. In his function as a partner of that firm Mr. Kindle serves as Chairman of Exova Ltd. He also serves as Director of Zurich Financial Services, VZ Holding AG and Stadler Rail AG. He has been a Member of Supervisory Board at Rexel SA since December 2, 2009. He worked for Hilti AG in Liechtenstein from 1984 until 1986, and then enrolled at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where he earned an MBA. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich with a master's degree in engineering." [1]


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  1. businessweek Manfred Kindle, organizational web page, accessed July 29, 2012.