Daniel Zeidler will join as Head of Power Magnetics division and a member of the Executive Committee by March next year. He joins from Trasfor, an ABB Group company that manufactures dry-type transformers and reactors for low and medium voltage applications in drive systems. He spent most of his career in various positions at ABB, including General Manager of Generator Circuit-Breaker systems from 2011 to 2016 and holds a master degree in Industrial Management and Manufacturing from ETH Zürich and an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen.
Zeidler replaces Patrick Jung, the interim Head of Power Magnetics division, who has successfully turned around the division in recent months.
The appointment completes Schaffner's management committee with the CEO Marc Aeschlimann, CFO Kurt Ledermann, the COO and one Executive Vice President each for the three divisions.