Company Management

The operative company management

Stephan Scholze (R&D), Michael Merkle (CEO) and Stefan Schwammberger (CFO)
Dr. Walter Pfluger

Dr. Walter Pfluger

Chairman of the Board of Directors
of Agathon AG


Walter Pfluger studied mechanical engineering at the ETH Zurich and completed his doctorate. He also holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
Since 1979 he worked in the family business (3rd generation) and became CEO in 1996. Until 2011, he was responsible for R&D.
Since 2014, Walter Pfluger is responsible for the strategic direction of Agathon AG, as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Michael Merkle

Michael Merkle

Board of Directors
CEO of Agathon since February 2015


Michael Merkle studied business administration and holds an MBA from the renowned IMD business school in Lausanne. He has already accumulated a wealth of international management experience, among others as Managing Director of Bystronic Laser AG, as Vice President and General Manager of Flow International, or as General Manager at Bosch Power Tools in Hong Kong and China.

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Dr. Stephan Scholze

Dr. Stephan Scholze

Board of Directors
R&D and Marketing since January 2012


Stephan Scholze studied physics and doctorate at ETH Zurich. Later he continued his education with an MBA. He started his career as a process engineer at oerlikon esec Semiconductors, and was responsible for R&D at Satisloh Photonics.

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Agathon Board of Directors

...a family affair since 1918!
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