Pfäffikon SZ, June 6, 2005 – At the request of Victory Industriebeteiligung AG, Thomas P. Limberger (37) will assume management responsibilities as CEO and delegate of the Board of Directors of Unaxis Corporation starting August 1, 2005. He has been a member of the Unaxis Board of Directors since 2004. It is anticipated that he will be appointed by the Board of Directors following the extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting on June 28, 2005. Thomas P. Limberger is succeeding Dr. h.c. Harald Eggers, who, as a member of the Board, has acted as interim Chief Executive Officer of Unaxis since January 1, 2005.
Thomas P. Limberger has been the Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Germany, Austria, and Switzerland since 2002 and has played a key role in the favorable development of that company. Under his leadership, technology enterprise General Electric has successfully repositioned itself in the German-speaking region of Europe and increased its revenues in those countries to a total of USD 8.8 billion. Here, the focus was also to expand General Electric’s technological and innovative capabilities in the region, a goal that was accomplished among other things by establishing the company’s European research center in Garching, a suburb of Munich.
In the person of Thomas P. Limberger, a proven expert in the technology sector and realm of innovation is taking over responsibility at Unaxis. Prior to joining General Electric, he spent six years in various management positions at Fresenius AG and Fresenius Medical Care AG. Thomas Limberger is a German citizen. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance & Strategic Management.