From 1 October 2020, Christoph Schüpbach will take over the operative management of Regent Beleuchtungskörper AG in Basel as the successor to Christoph Platzer. The Regent board has selected a proven leader with several years of experience in the industry as part of an international environment. Christoph Schüpbach is set to successfully develop Regent, which is already a competent international supplier of innovative lighting solutions and technologies for connected buildings. Christoph Schüpbach follows Christoph Platzer as the new Regent CEO. After over three years at the helm of the company, Christoph Platzer has decided, for family reasons, to leave Regent and return to his family in Austria, where he will focus on a new professional challenge. “We respect Christoph Platzer’s wish to be closer to his family and thank him for his major efforts, the results he attained and the strategic way in which he set the course during his time as CEO at Regent.
“At the same time, we are delighted by new CEO Christoph Schüpbach’s appointment as his successor, given his international experience, knowledge of the industrial environment and ability to bring about the perfect conditions to ensure a company such as Regent will continue to progress”, says Chairman of the Board Thomas Ernst. Under Christoph Schüpbach, Regent will continue to expand its position as a leading manufacturer of high-quality lighting products, bespoke solutions along with Connected Lighting solutions that form a significant part of the Smart Building Concept. Christoph Schüpbach joins Regent from the Schleuniger Group, which he headed as CEO for 11 years.
The Schleuniger Group is a leading provider of solutions for the cable processing and testing industry. It is part of the listed Metall Zug Group and employs around 1000 people on three continents. A graduate in mechanical engineering and holding an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School, he previously spent six years with Bystronic as market manager for Northern Europe and then for NAFTA and Asia. Prior to this, Christoph Schüpbach worked for the ABB as head of the overvoltage protection division for ten years.
The family company, founded in 1908, is a market leader in Switzerland, one of the leading lighting manufacturers in Europe, and is present internationally in 35 countries via distribution partners. Expertise includes; advising lighting designers, architects, installers and end customers with sound application knowledge and technical lighting expertise.