Group Management

Group Management is responsible for the management of the Group insofar as this task has not been assigned by law, the Articles of Association or the Organizational Rules to any other corporate body.

It prepares the strategy, the long-term and mid-term targets and the management guidelines for the Mikron Group before submitting them to the Board of Directors for discussion and approval. Group Management regularly reports to the Board of Directors on current business developments, anticipated opportunities and risks, as well as changes at lower management levels.

Curriculum Vitae

Marc Desrayaud
Marc Desrayaud


Master in Electronics (Université de Lyon)    
Master in Industrial Marketing (IDRAC Lyon)

Marc Desrayaud took over as CEO of the Mikron Group effective June 1, 2021. He holds a Master's degree in electronic/electrotechnic and industrial computers from the Université de Lyon. After working in management positions at ABB, Rieter Textile Machinery and Autoneum, Marc Desrayaud has held various positions at Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG since 2012, most recently as Head of Business Unit Balzers Industrial Solutions.

Rolf Rihs (COO Mikron Automation)
Rolf Rihs


Dipl. Ing. ETH

Rolf Rihs took over as head of the Mikron Automation business segment in 2002, prior to which he worked for the Sulzer Group for eight years in various regions and functions. He was previously a consultant at Helbling Management Consulting working on numerous projects for well-known Swiss companies. Rolf Rihs is head of the Swissmem specialist group “Assembly and factory automation” and member of the Board of Directors of “Chambre de commerce de Neuchâtel“.

Philippe Wirth


lic. oec. publ.

Philippe Wirth joined the Mikron Group as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in April 2024. His previous positions include several senior finance roles at METTLER TOLEDO, CFO at CREALOGIX and most recently CFO at Gurit.

Members of the Group Management

Mikron’s Group Management currently consists of 3 members. The following table provides information on each of the members of the Group Management:

Marc DesrayaudCEOF19652021
Rolf RihsCOO Mikron AutomationCH19632002
Philippe WirthCFOCH19722024