ESCATEC appoints new Head of Global R&D team

Michael Walser, Head of Global R&D, ESCATEC

Heerbrugg, Switzerland – 12 February 2014 – ESCATEC, one of Europe’s leading providers of contract and manufacturing services, has appointed Michael Walser as the new head of the company’s Global R&D team based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland.  He has a degree in Electronics and has worked in electronics design, development and manufacturing for over 17 years.   He is an Executive Masters in Business Administration and has a patent to his name.

He joins the company from GE Energy where he was Technical Leader for IEC Meters for four years.  Prior to that he worked for ESCATEC as the R&D Manager in its Malaysian operation for nearly five years where he built the R&D team from five engineers to twenty and increased annual R&D revenues by 500% during four years.

“We are delighted that Michael is re-joining ESCATEC,” said Markus Walther, ESCATEC’s CEO.  “He played an important role in the development of our focus on R&D as being the key driver in ESCATEC’s growth strategy.  His experience and knowledge will help us accelerate our plans to make ESCATEC one of the leading contract R&D operations in Europe.”

ESCATEC provides a fully integrated product design and manufacturing service that covers every stage from taking the initial idea for a product through R&D to product design, prototyping and then volume production in the company’s Asian facilities.  This integrated approach ensures that every step of the process dovetails together and that products are designed for manufacture from the very start during R&D.


The ESCATEC Group provides fully-integrated electronic and mechatronic design and manufacturing solutions to assist customers in achieving success. Its one-stop EMS solutions and best-in-class service enable companies around the world to operate more profitably, sustainably and efficiently. Founded in 1974, its history is full of innovation, which made it a first choice partner for many European and North American OEMs.  The Swiss-owned company perfectly blends Swiss business philosophy and attention to quality, precision and detail with the advantage of low-cost, mass-volume manufacturing capabilities in its Asian factories.

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