Annette Heimlicher

1977, MSc Economics, London School of Economics

Annette joined Contrinex in 2005 as Business Development Manager Industrial Safety, subsequently serving as Corporate Development Manager before being appointed CEO in 2012. She previously worked as Associate Director at the World Economic Forum (2007 – 2008) having begun her career as Marketing Associate at Total (2001 – 2005). Annette’s unofficial preparation for her current role involved extensive mentoring on all aspects of the business from her father, Contrinex founder Peter Heimlicher, starting from her teenage years


Peter Heimlicher

1945, Dipl.Ing ETH

Peter founded Contrinex in 1972 and built it into a global high-technology group with market leadership in inductive and photoelectric sensors. He ensured the company’s technological lead through ongoing innovative sensing solutions protected by patents and chip design. At the same time, he positioned Contrinex as a major player in the market for premium sensors. Starting in the late nineties, Peter pursued global expansion by founding sales subsidiaries in all major industrial markets (currently 14 sales companies). In 2016 he stepped down from the Management Board. He continues to work for Contrinex as Senior Consultant in R&D.