Johannes Hess is a Swiss businessperson who founded Hanesco AG and who has been the head of 7 different companies. Currently, Dr. Hess holds the position of Chairman at COMET Holding AG, President of Hanesco AG, President at Swissmem and Chairman at Reichle & de Massari Holding AG.
He is also on the board of 11 other companies.
He previously occupied the position of President at Leica Optronics Group, President-Optronics Division at Leica Microsystems (Schweiz) AG, Member of ETH-Rat, Head-Polyurethane Division at HUBER+SUHNER AG, Development Engineer at Sulzer AG, President & Chief Executive Officer for Leica Geosystems AG and Professor at Wuhan University.
He received an MBA from the University of Southern California, a doctorate from Ferris State University (Michigan) and a graduate degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.