HAUG Sauer Kompressoren appoints new CEO

23 February 2023

Bruno Garcia (Photo: HAUG Sauer Kompressoren.)

Swiss manufacturer HAUG Sauer Kompressoren has named Bruno Garcia as its new CEO, effective March 1. Beat Frefel, 55, the current CEO who managed the compressor manufacturer for 22 years, will leave the company due to personal reasons.

Garcia has already been member of the management, that was lead for many years by now departing CEO Beat Frefel. The company, which is part of the Sauer Compressors Group, also presented Emanuel Scheffknecht as new sales director. The incoming CEO, Bruno Garcia, 40, contributes a lot of experience in international management and an excellent know-how of the compressors industry. The studied engineer worked in the management of HAUG Sauer Kompressoren most recently.

As the company’s chief operating officer, he was responsible for product development, order processing, production, customer service, finances, and IT.

In addition to a new CEO, the company announced that Emanuel Scheffknecht, 43, will take over the position of sales director by March 1. The economist, who holds a doctoral degree, worked in leading positions for internationally operating manufacturers of medical devices and was the managing director of a trading company.

HAUG Sauer Kompressoren, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, was founded in 1896. As part of the Sauer Compressors Group, it forms the global centre for oil-free compressor technology. Core competencies are the development and the production of process gas compressors of the HAUG product line. Sauer Compressors is a medium-sized German group of companies with 14 international subsidiaries.

The company’s four product lines SAUER, HAUG, GIRODIN and EK focus on specific fields of application. The SAUER line comprises oil-lubricated high-pressure compressors for a wide variety of applications, while HAUG stands for oil-free, dry-running and hermetically gas-tight compressors.

The company’s GIRODIN and EK lines offer special compressors for the naval market. The modern reciprocating compressors for the compression of air and various gases reach pressures of 20 to 500 barg.

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