Beat Widmer

Associate Partner

  • Worked for Fargate since 1999
  • Nationality: Swiss
  • Major studies: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Languages: DE (native language), EN (very good), SP (good), FR (basic)
  • Marital status: married with two sons (1991, 1993)

Professional Career
  • 1999-today: Founder and manager of BX Advance GmbH, Schwanden/Glarus
  • 2016: Owner of Widmérito Holding AG with holdings in the recruitment sector (technical & commercial)
  • 2015: Head of Operations (COO) and plant manager for cable car manufacturer Bartholet/Gangloff
  • 2014: Project manager relocation to and production set-up in China for KraussMaffei injection molding technology
  • 2010-2013: Head Product Care / Equipment Life Cycle Management at OC Oerlikon Coating AG
  • 2007-2010: Head of Customized Solutions at Elcotherm AG
  • 2006: Project manager for product transfer in the household appliance industry and evaluation of a production office in Bulgaria for Schätti Metallwaren AG
  • 2005-2006: KAM and order manager for gear parts at Sauter, Bachmann AG
  • 1996-1999: Head of the task force group “Integrated Product Development in a Multi-Factory Environment” in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as group internal consultant on “Product Development Process” at Electrolux AG
  • 1994-1998: Head of Product Development at Electrolux AG
  • 1991-1994: Head of Mechanical Construction at Therma/Electrolux AG
  • 1988-1991: Head of Plant Engineering at the engineering office at Eternit AG in Guadalajara, Mexico

  • 2000: European Organization for Quality Total Quality Management Assessor at the Swiss Association for Quality
  • 1999: Certificate of Advanced Studies: General Management from the University of St. Gallen (HSG)
  • 1987-1989: Postgraduate Studies: Industrial Engineer from Swiss Engineering, Zurich International School
  • 1982-1985: Diploma: Mechanical Engineer from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Brugg-Windisch

  • 2000-today: Certified Trainer in accordance with EduQua for «Order Project Management» and «Self-Assessment for Project Managers» at ABB University, Baden and Mannheim
  • 2000-2010: Sports Director and board member of the Glarus Cantonal Football Association
  • 1997-2007: Member and President of the Regional Nursing Home in Schwanden