Management Board

Patrik Wohlhauser, President/CEO


Born 1964, Swiss, with Franke since 2018

Prior to joining Franke, Patrik Wohlhauser was CEO of Wittur Holding GmbH, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of elevator components. Before, he spent 15 years in various management roles at Evonik and Degussa respectively, including Head of the business units “Construction Systems Europe” and “Exclusive Synthesis & Catalysts”. In 2011, Patrik Wohlhauser was appointed to the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG with responsibility for the “Consumer, Health & Nutrition” segment. In 2014, he became Chief Operating Officer (COO), assuming responsibility for all operations throughout the chemicals business. Before joining the leading German industrial group for specialty chemicals with global presence, he worked for Sandoz International AG and MBT Schweiz AG. Patrik Wohlhauser holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Jürg Fischer, Chief Financial Officer


Born 1959, Swiss, with Franke since 2005

Prior to joining Franke, Jürg Fischer held several executive positions including Chief Financial Officer at Habasit AG, Commercial Director at RAG-Reichenberger AG, Group Controller at Siber Hegner and internal Auditor and Team Leader at Sandoz AG. Jürg Fischer holds a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Roger Basler, President/CEO Franke Water Systems


Born 1965, Swiss, with Franke since 2013

Prior to joining Franke, Roger Basler was in the position of President & CEO responsible for all activities of Heineken in Switzerland. Earlier, he was Managing Director Europe Dyson Limited UK, Managing Director Red Bull AG Switzerland, and held various managing positions at Compaq Computer (Schweiz) GmbH and Kraft Jacobs Suchard. Roger Basler holds a degree in Business Administration of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Markus Bierl, Chief Information Officer


Born 1964, German/American, with Franke since 2001

Markus Bierl has been working for Franke in the USA since 2001 in various leading IT roles, recently as CIO Franke Foodservice Systems. Prior to joining Franke, he worked in IT consulting and software development for various international customers like McDonald's, Moevenpick, EAO and Franke. He holds a degree in Business and IT (Wirtschaftsingenieur Informatik/OR) from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Thomas R. Campion, President/CEO Franke Foodservice Systems


Born 1954, American, with Franke since 1986

Thomas R. Campion joined Franke as Remodel Sales Manager. In 1991 he became Vice President Sales & Marketing focusing on the further development of the McDonald's account in the United States. 1997 he was promoted to President of Franke Foodservice Systems Inc. and in 2013 he became President/CEO Franke Foodservice Systems. Prior to joining Franke he worked in sales and project planning for a number of industrial manufacturing companies. Thomas R. Campion holds a BS degree in Communication from Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Gianluca Mapelli, Chief Operating Officer


Born 1970, Italian, with Franke since 2016

Gianluca Mapelli joined Franke’s subsidiary Faber S.p.A in Fabriano, Italy, as Operations Director Business Unit Hoods in April 2016. Prior to joining Franke, he has been working 15 years in various senior management positions at Safilo in Italy and China, a leader in eyewear market segment and one of the largest manufacturers of sunglasses and optical frames in the world, most recently as Plant Director. Earlier, he worked in a leading position at Otis Elevator in Italy.

Gianluca Mapelli holds a Master Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic Universityof Milan, Italy.

Thomas P. Meier, President/CEO Franke Coffee Systems


Born 1970, Swiss, with Franke since 2016

Prior to joining Franke, Thomas P. Meier has been working in various key management positions at Lindt & Sprüngli, most recently as Managing Director Asia-Pacific. Earlier, he held several marketing and sales roles at Unilever and Novartis Nutrition. Thomas P. Meier holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Beat Sigrist, Chief Human Resources Officer


Born 1970, Swiss, with Franke since 2014

Beat Sigrist joined Franke from Sulzer where he was Head Corporate Human Resources, and was also a member of the Extended Executive Committee. He has many years of extensive HR experience, with leading HR positions at a number of industrial and telecommunication companies including Bosch and Swisscom. Beat Sigrist holds a Master of Arts in Business Administration and Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Martin Wyser, General Counsel


Born 1974, Swiss, with Franke since 2012

Martin Wyser studied Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland (lic. iur.), and earned an LL.M. degree from Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, USA). After having been admitted to the bar, he worked for several years for one of the leading commercial law firms in Switzerland in an international environment.

Ettore Zoboli, President/CEO Faber Hoods & Cooking Systems


Born 1958, Italian, with Franke since 2014

Ettore Zoboli joined Franke from Kion Group, a German company world leader in material handling equipment, where he was CEO of Italian activities for the brands OM and Still. Before joining Kion Ettore Zoboli was CEO of Vimec, European key player in home comfort solutions. During the previous 10 years he held several different positions within NACCO, an American conglomerate operating in diversified industrial sectors, where he was appointed CEO EMEA for the Group leading Hyster brand.

Ettore Zoboli studied Management and International Marketing at the University of Turin, Italy.