Board of Directors


Dr Franz Richter

Non-executive member of the Board of Directors, German citizen

BsC Mechanical Engineering, Münster University of ­Applied Sciences, Münster, Germany. MSc Physics, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, and Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany. PhD Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Since 2016
CEO of Süss Micro Tec SE, Garching, Germany

CEO and co-founder of Thin Materials, Eichenau, Germany

President of Semiconductor Equipment segment, Unaxis, at OC Oerlikon, Pfäffikon, Switzerland

Various roles at Süss MicroTec, including CEO (1998–2004), COO of Süss Holding and CEO of Karl Süss Verwaltung GmbH (1997–1998), Garching, Germany

Scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Aachen, Germany

Scientist at Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, Germany

Other activities and vested interests

Current mandates:
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fraunhofer Institute IZM, Berlin, Germany, since 2009. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scint-X Technologies AB, Kista, Sweden, since 2014 (Member since November 2014, Chairman since February 2014). Member of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding AG, Flamatt, Switzerland, since 2016.

In total one additional mandate at a publicly listed company (including the CEO mandate at Süss MicroTec AG) and two non-remunerated mandates.

In December 2019 the Company announced to sell its Dutch subsidiary PiXDRO to Süss MicroTec. Dr. Franz Richter, the CEO of Süss MicroTec was not involved on the side of Meyer Burger in this transaction. No other business relationship with the Company or one of its group companies.