Hirschmann

August 26, 2010 - 12:53pm

Carl Hirschmann, Jet Aviation’s former CEO and the eldest son of company founder Carl W. Hirschmann, died on July 31 in Zurich, Switzerland, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61. The younger Hirschmann, who was groomed by his father to lead the Zurich-based company, joined Jet Aviation in 1975 and rose to the position of CEO during the mid-1980s. Following a disagreement with his father, in 1984 Carl Jr.

August 3, 2010 - 12:53pm

Carl Hirschmann, former Jet Aviation CEO and the eldest son of company founder Carl W. Hirschmann, died on Friday in Zurich, Switzerland, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 61. The younger Hirschmann, who was groomed to lead the Zurich-based company eventually, joined Jet Aviation in 1975 and rose to the position of CEO during the mid-1980s.

August 12, 2008 - 4:46am

Heinz Köhli, appointed by Jet Aviation’s parent company to replace Thomas Hirschmann as CEO of the business aviation conglomerate, delivered a message to “business friends” and “colleagues” in the latest issue of Jet Aviation’s internal publication, Outlook.

January 31, 2008 - 4:15am

New Swiss guidelines on corporate governance have prompted top-level changes at Hirschmann Industrial Holding, parent company of Jet Aviation. Thomas Hirschmann has stepped down as chairman of the holding company’s board of directors and has been replaced by former Crossair chairman Moritz Suter. Hirschmann, who had been on the board since 1984, has retained his position as CEO of the Jet Aviation group of companies.

January 31, 2008 - 4:15am

New Swiss guidelines on corporate governance have prompted top-level changes at Hirschmann Industrial Holding, parent company of Jet Aviation. Thomas Hirschmann has stepped down as chairman of the holding company’s board of directors and has been replaced by former Crossair chairman Moritz Suter. Hirschmann, who had been on the board since 1984, has retained his position as CEO of the Jet Aviation group of companies.

October 9, 2007 - 12:02pm

Thomas Hirschmann, Jet Aviation president and CEO and son of founder Carl Hirschmann Sr., has resigned from the family-owned business “to pursue other interests” and will henceforth have “no involvement in decision-making” at the company, a Jet Aviation spokesman told AIN late last month.

March 27, 2007 - 1:17pm

Heinz Kohli, who in May 2003 was named CEO of Jet Aviation Group, left the company last month “effective immediately.” In revealing this development, officials of the Zurich-based worldwide business aviation services conglomerate would not comment beyond saying that “differences over the company’s future strategy” led Kohli to resign.

March 6, 2007 - 7:55am

Heinz Kohli, who in May 2003 was named CEO of Jet Aviation Group, abruptly decided to leave the company “effective immediately.” In revealing this development today, officials of the Zurich-based worldwide business aviation services conglomerate would not comment beyond saying, “Differences over the company’s future strategy” led Kohli to resign.

September 29, 2006 - 9:45am

On August 11 European private equity group Permira said it would buy a majority stake in Zurich, Switzerland-based aviation services company Jet Aviation for an undisclosed amount. With a formal closing expected later this month, the sale will end the uncertainty about the fate of the Hirschmann-family-controlled enterprise, which was informally “in play” since it was first put up for sale in early 2002.

 
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