Associate Partners

The Top Fifty professional network is expanding with Associate Partners. With their many years of professional experience, they not only have exceptional specialist knowledge, but also contribute great industry and management expertise. In addition, their personal integrity will be a great asset to the corporate culture of Top Fifty.

Heinz Wüthrich

Heinz Wüthrich

Associate Partner

Mechanical engineer with further training in business management, EFQM assessment and executive management. Broad-based experience in the management, set-up, reorganisation and restructuring of companies and business areas in the global environment across the watchmaking, domestic appliance, semiconductor, engineering and aviation industries.

Dr. Stephan Mayer

Dr. Stephan Mayer

Associate Partner

With a doctorate in mechanical and production engineering and 20 years’ experience in management positions, of which nine as CEO of an international Swiss mechanical engineering company. Self-employed as an interim manager since 2003, has executed more than 30 mandates as the CEO in turnaround,  group head of a listed industrial company, M&A and relocations for international manufacturing companies.

Dr. Patrick Jung

Dr. Patrick Jung

Associate Partner

Engineer; long-standing international experience in general management of companies in the electrical and mechanical engineering industry, strategy development and implementation, restructuring, process configuration and realisation as well as the management of major projects. Most recently CEO in the electronics industry.

Thomas Hauser

Thomas Hauser

Associate Partner

Engineer HTL; NDS-U/MBA, many years of global experience as division head for product and systems management, design and development in the area of building control, CEO of an international sales company with a focus on strategy development, corporate mergers and  sales development in new markets and country business coach for emerging markets.

Josef Bauer

Josef Bauer

Associate Partner

Graduate engineer (Dipl.Ing) and business economist, extensive experience in positions of overall authority as CEO and managing director as well as being head of sales/marketing and production. Management in the field of plastics, automation and special-purpose mechanical engineering with a high export share.

Dr. Robert Sala

Dr. Robert Sala

Associate Partner

Graduate chemist with doctorate in materials engineering (Dr. sc. techn. ETH) and further training in business administration. Internationally recognised manager with more than 25 years’ experience in industry, vehicle manufacture, plastic and coating technology and technology management in change management, reorganisation and integration. Line manager, entrepreneur and member of board of directors.

Andreas Osswald

Andreas Osswald

Associate Partner

Business economist, professional experience acquired over more than 20 years in procurement and supply chain management in packaging, construction supplies, mechanical engineering and medical technology. The functions performed range from project manager to head of procurement for medium-sized companies and international corporations.