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									Introduction COO, Chief Operating Officer
forteq Nidau AG                                                                                Page 1 of 1

Dear all

We are pleased to introduce our new Chief Operating Officer forteq Group (COO), Mr. Toni
Schrofner, who will start in his position July 16th, 2007.

Mr. Schrofner is born in Austria, married, and lives in Switzerland.

After completing his engineering education Mr. Schrofner joined for several years the company of his
family which was an engineering company in the area of vacuum technology.

After 10 years working with his family, Mr. Schrofner joined SLT Labinstruments GmbH, Austria. As
Head of Logistics and Manufacturing, he changed the existing assembly structure to a flexible team
set-up, was responsible for the implementation of a new PPS-system, and optimized the value chain
with major improvements in gross margin and customer response time.

His successful career led him to Tecan Switzerland where he got promoted as General Manager. Mr.
Schrofner was fully responsible for all the operational and strategic activities of Tecan Instruments
such as developing a strategic R&D portfolio tool monitoring the ongoing performance indicators and
the continuous supply chain management.

In 2003 Mr. Schrofner was appointed Executive Vice President Operations and Supply Chain of
Phonak AG in Stäfa. He had the global responsibility for the entire value chain such as procurement,
industrialization, production, logistics, distribution, technical services, quality and process manage-
ment as well as business process optimization.

Mr. Schrofner has strong skills in managing multinational supply chain organizations with production
units in different countries, particularly Asia and USA. He also has a broad knowledge of the
pharmaceutical industry and its specifics.

We are pleased to have Mr. Schrofner on-board and wish him great success in his new position.


Rune Bakke
Chief Executive Officer
forteq Group

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