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company executive

Willy Rudolf Kissling, Swiss construction material and electrical equipment company executive. President Landis & Gyr Holdings AG, Zug, Switzerland, since 1987; chairman Rigips GmbH, Bodenwerder, Germany, 1981, Gips-Union AG, Zurich, 1981, Rigips Austria GmbH, Bad Aussee, Austria, 1980, Rigips Benelux B.V., Vianen, Netherlands, 1981, Rigips Italia S.a.r.l., Milan; Member of Harvard (Zurich).

Background

Kissling, Willy Rudolf was born on May 26, 1944 in Dulliken, Switzerland. Son of Victor and Elisabeth (Henzirohs) Kissling.

Education

License rer. policy, University Berne, 1970. Doctor rer. policy, University Berne, 1977. Program for Management Development, Harvard Business School, 1978.

Career

Assistant to chief executive officer Eternit AG, Niederurnen, Switzerland, 1970—1971. Managing director Techite GmbH, Hochheim, Germany, 1971. Project consultant Eternit AG, Niederurnen, 1972—1974.

Group executive secretary Doctor Max Schmidheiny, Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 1974—1978. Joint managing director Unotec AG (formerly Intergips AG), Glarus, 1979—1981. President, chief executive officer, 1981—1988.

Captain Swiss Army, 1973.

Membership

President Landis & Gyr Holdings AG, Zug, Switzerland, since 1987. Chairman Rigips GmbH, Bodenwerder, Germany, 1981, Gips-Union AG, Zurich, 1981, Rigips Austria GmbH, Bad Aussee, Austria, 1980, Rigips Benelux B.V., Vianen, Netherlands, 1981, Rigips Italia S.a.r.l., Milan. Member of Harvard (Zurich).

Connections

Married Sylvia Gabriele Rissling, March 27, 1975. Children: Anja Catherina, Sonja Alexa.

father:
Victor Kissling

mother:
Elisabeth (Henzirohs) Kissling

spouse:
Sylvia Gabriele Rissling

children:
Anja Catherina Kissling

Sonja Alexa Kissling