SABC Fall Newsletter 2015
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Dear SABC Members & Friends,

The Swiss American Business Council presents its Fall 2015 newsletter for its members and friends. SABC members can submit contributions for future newsletters to:

In this issue we welcome two new SABC members, and one individual member and feature  contributions from Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG, ETH Zürich MBA, Rollomatic Inc., LLS Team USA, Inc., Sam Burckhardt, Barnes & Thornburg, UBS Financial Services, Boneco, CBRE, Andreas Holder, Fracht Group, GF Machining Solutions, Haag-Streit USA, Wandfluh of America, Inc.,  Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc., and Hegele Logistic, LLC.

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We welcome Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG (VSWA) into the Swiss American Business Council as a Silver Member. Thomas Fritz, Wealth Management Advisor at VSWA (pictured below), provided the following information about Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG.

Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG is a financial investment advisory firm headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, the world’s capital of Private Banking. It is a member of the widely respected Vontobel Holding, a family-controlled, public company in business for more than 90 years.
VSWA is a SEC-licensed Investment Adviser dedicated to the needs of US investors by providing global diversification. Our company combines all the benefits of US compliance with the qualities that make Swiss banking legendary around the world: strengths such as stability, service excellence, global reach, integrity and confidentiality. VSWA has locations in Zurich, Geneva and Dallas, Texas.
Vontobel Holding’s honorary chairman, Dr. Vontobel, is the founder’s son, who at 98 years old is still active in society and the foundations of the organization.

What matters: “Performance creates trust.” The company’s main objective is to protect and build the wealth of clients who have entrusted their assets to the organization. Vontobel Holding maintains a boutique feel, with only 1,400 employees worldwide. Clients of VSWA identify with the founding family – either as entrepreneurs or by distinguishing themselves without being in the mass production of a large firm.

Contact: Thomas Fritz, CAIA, Wealth Management Advisor, Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG, Tödistrasse 17, CH-8022 Zürich, Switzerland; Phone: +41 44 287 81 92, Cell: +41 79 919 95 57 and +1 917 865 84 75 (only during US travels); E-mail:

We welcome ETH Zürich MBA as our new SABC Corporate Member. Patricia Roth, Marketing and Recruiting Manager, and Stephan M. Wagner, Ph.D.,Professor and Chair of Logistics Management, Director Executive MBA ETH SCM, provided the following informatio about the Supply Chain Management MBA of ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

A well planned supply chain is the backbone of any business. Building it requires well trained professionals that are both up to date with the latest scientific research and still keep a strong foot in the industry. The ETH Zurich Executive MBA in Supply Chain Management enables its students to do just that: take part in lectures at ETH Zürich in the weekends, while still being full-time employed in their companies.
The ETH executive MBA in a nutshell:
• 18-month part-time program – classes take place on weekends at ETH Zürich
• directed towards professionals with higher education degrees and relevant work experience
• no GMAT required
• program fully in English
Its very specific focus - Supply Chain Management,clearly differentiates the curriculum from all other programs.

Admission requirements:
• University degree (Master, or Bachelor with excellent marks and additional qualifications)
• At least 5 years of job experience
• Proficient in business English (GMAT or any English certification is not required. We will assess your English ability in an interview)

CHF 65,000, or CHF 60,000 for early application.
To be qualified for early application, you need to complete and submit online application by the end of February 2016.This tuition fee covers all costs of the MBA program, except flights, long-distance transportation and accommodation in Europe.

Application Deadline
The next class will start on September 16, 2016.
The online application will be open from October 01, 2015 to April 30, 2016. If you are interested in joining the program, or would like to encourage any of your high-achievers to take part, feel free to request more information at:

Important elements of our program are:
• Business Excellence: Strong link to the industry is guaranteed through study trips on 3 continents, company visits, live case studies and VIP talks with resounding names of the Industry
• Academic Excellence: Top faculty of the ETH Zurich and partner universities
• Integration of industry perspectives and academic best practice
• Participants acquire state-of-the-art knowledge, skills and international real case experience.
• Field trips to Japan, China, Russia and the USA

The program brings relevant benefits to employers:
• Take advantage from international business best practice and knowledge
• Achieve return on your investment with company-related case studies and an applied master thesis
• Reward, motivate and retain high performers

Contact: MBA ETH SCM, Weinbergstrasse 56/58, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland, Phone +41 44 632 28 53, E-mail:;

Welcome New SABC Individual Member Claudio Loretz

Claudio Loretz works at the YER USA Inc. as Director International Desk. YER USA Inc. is an international recruitment agency that focuses on candidates with bachelors and advanced degrees for permanent and temporary positions at the mid to senior level, including but not limited to engineers, sales professionals, project managers, executives and directors.

Contact: Claudio Loret, Yer Inc.



SABC Corporate Member Rollomatic, a machine tool manufacturer headquartered in Le Landeron, Switzerland, welcomed Swiss Ambassador Dahinden to its US headquarters on June 18, 2015. In addition, Jürg Oberschmied, the Honorary Consul General for Chicago and Claudine Haeni, the Swiss Trade Commissioner also joined the visit.
During the event, Rollomatic displayed medical applications such as bone drills from our GrindSmart® 629XS, a 6-axis precision tool grinder for high performance and standard cutting tools with a diameter range of Ø 0.1 – 16.0 mm (.004"– 5/8").

In addition to a tour of Rollomatic's U.S. headquarters in Mundelein, a wide variety of topics was discussed with the Ambassador including the importance of manufacturing in the US economy and the intensive trade relationship between Switzerland and the US, particularly in technology and manufacturing.
Also highlighted at the event was the continuing efforts of the Swiss Embassy in DC to help develop vocational education training programs in the US private sector. With the increasing need for skilled and specialized labor in CNC tool grinding, Rollomatic too will be working to develop a specialized technical training program this fall in a Midwestern college along with relevant industry stakeholders.

For more than 35 years, Rollomatic has specialized in the development and production of high-performance CNC tool and cutter, cylindrical, and hydrostatic grinding machines. By providing complete grinding solutions for today's high quality cutting tool manufacturing for a wide variety of applications, our experienced team of engineers help customers to reach new milestones in precision tool manufacturing by combining precision, flexibility, productivity and reliability in each machine we craft.


Rollomatic to showcase new innovations at OpenHouse 2015

Rollomatic will be holding its bi-annual OpenHouse from November 3-5, 2015 from 8:30am—4:30pm.

Rollomatic’s OpenHouse is a bi-annual event showcasing the latest technology and industry innovations in precision CNC tool manufacturing where typically over100 end-users from more than 20 US states, Mexico, and Canada attend. OpenHouse 2015 seeks to offer attendees an inside look at Rollomatic and the overall precision CNC tool grinding industry with an emphasis on knowledge sharing and industry networking.

SABC members are invited to join Rollomatic on any day of OpenHouse 2015 including each night’s dinner. To register, please RSVP with Eric Schwarzenbach at or call 847.281.8550 ext. 275.
Highlights to Include:
VGPro           NEW edition software for endmills, inserts, form tools for 5- and 6-axis tool grinders

NCWalker      NEW networking and communication software for Rollomatic grinding machines

LaserSmart    Fine laser cutting and ablation machine for PCD, CVD and natural diamond

Strausak         NEW U-Grind 5-axis universal tool & cutter grinding machine with Numroto software

Strausak         NEW W-Dress, manual wheel dressing machine

LS-Smart II     NEW round tool measuring device for fluted tools, variable helix and cylindrical parts

Contact: Rollomatic Inc., North American Headquarters,1295 Armour Boulevard, Mundelein, IL 60060, Phone: 866-713-6398. Internet:

SABC is looking for a motivated intern

Dear SABC Members,

We are looking for a motivated intern to help us to prepare the new edition of the SABC Business Directory of the US Midwest. The main task of the intern will be to update contact information of the listed companies mainly through internet research. We estimate that this will take a maximum of 160 hours in the Fall/Winter 2015.

I am reaching out to you if you be able to support us with this and have a few questions for you:
- Do you have an intern whom you would like to assign to this project?
- Can you recommend an intern to us?
- Would you be able to offer a space and the use of a computer with internet connection to an intern for the duration of the project?

We have a limited budget available for this.

I think this could be an interesting experience for a motivated intern and would be a major contribution in the preparation of a wonderful resource. Thank you for getting back to us on this by September 30. 2015 by e-mail to

Chicago office of LLS has changed email

LLS Team USA, Inc.

global logistcs
800 Dillon Drive
Wood Dale IL 60191
Phone  847-258-3770
Oliver Brand, Oliver Brand, Vice President, E-mail
Joe Friend, VP of Sales and Operations, E-mail


SABC Corporate Member and Jazz artist SAM BURCKHARDT celebrated his new album release Fly Over (2015) at the legendary Green Mill in Chicago.

One of the privileges of being a musician is that you get to play, work, and record with your friends. For this latest CD, I collaborated with Chicago jazz and blues guitarist Joel Paterson. We started working together a few years back and we share a love for blues, jazz, and everything in between. On hand for the session where his rhythm section of 

Beau Sample on bass and Alex Hall on drums, as well as Pete Benson on piano and Hammond organ. Pete is an old friend and is featured as pianist of the nonet recordings on “A Walk In Time” (AR4760).

Once Joel and I began to get more specific about what to record, we came up with a list of tunes. We started by writing three originals. The “Early Bird Blues” goes back to the type of tune Sunnyland Slim with whom I worked for two decades would have played early in his career. “Fly Over” and “Bird Watching” pay tribute to the first Hammond organ combos. 

From this era stems “Illinois Goes To Chicago” aka “Doggin’ With Doggett,” written by Bill Doggett and featuring Illinois Jacquet on tenor sax. “Rock The House” is a raucous number by guitarist Tiny Grimes, reminiscent of my days with the Mighty Blue Kings. “Blue And Sentimental” comes from the County Basie book, while “Solitude” and “Just Squeeze Me” are Duke Ellington standards. It was fun playing the latter two big band tunes with a small combo and bring out more intimate flavors. “Spring’s Swing,” written by Vivian Hamilton, the wife of Ellington clarinetist and saxophonist Jimmy Hamilton, was on an LP called “Jam Session in Swingville” that my music teacher Chester Gill introduced me to when I was in my teens. We changed the beat and made it a feature for everyone in the band.

And lastly to the two vocals tunes: “Route 66” I first heard sung by Freddy Below, the drummer of the famous Aces. To me it represents the joy of traveling through this vast country. “In The Evening”, a composition Sunnyland Slim would sing on many occasions, and a classic blues written by Leroy Carr.

We hope that the fun and joy we felt in making this recording will rub off on you.

To interview Sam Burckhardt, share his music with your listeners/readers or to review his set, please reach


SABC Corporate Member Timo Rehbock is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. He is chair of the firm's European Practice Group and a member of the New York Law Practice Group. He focuses his practice on domestic and international corporate and commercial matters, which range from general commercial contracts to private equity and venture capital investments, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and strategic alliances.

Mr. Rehbock has a strong domestic and an established international corporate and commercial practice. He has more than 10 years of experience in representing clients on complex inbound and outbound matters. He is fluent in four languages and advises clients on acquisition structures for cross-border transactions and investments between the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia and has led both buyside and sellside teams on these diverse transactions. Mr. Rehbock represents a variety of clients in the automotive, food processing, renewable energy, logistics, manufacturing, and technology industries. His clients encompass start-up businesses as well as private middle market and public companies. He also serves as the primary outside general counsel for several domestic and multinational clients and strives to provide cost-effective, tailored legal solutions.

Community Involvement
An active member of the community, Mr. Rehbock commits his time to several legal and nonprofit organizations. He serves on the board of directors for the International Institute of Legal Writing and Reasoning in New York and is an adjunct professor at the DePaul College of Law in Chicago. In addition, Mr. Rehbock is on the board of trustees for the Union League Club of Chicago Boys & Girls Clubs and a member of the Auxiliary Board and the Chairman’s Advisory Council for the Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago. He currently sits on the Leadership Advisory Council for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and is a
past board member for the Chicago Human Rhythm Project.

Mr. Rehbock received his LL.M. from the University of Cologne, Germany; a Maîtrise en Droit from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France; and earned his J.D. and LL.M. from Cornell Law School. Timo served as a law clerk to the Honorable William B. Chandler III and the Honorable John W. Noble of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Mr. Rehbock is a frequent speaker on legal issues in the cross-border arena. In 2013, Mr. Rehbock was recognized in The National Law Journal’s “Chicago’s 40 Under 40” feature, a survey of Chicago’s top up-and-coming legal talent. Mr. Rehbock is admitted to practice in Illinois, New York, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Rehbock is fluent in English, German, French and Spanish.

  • Represented an international media agency in handling media transactions and strategic alliances
  • Represented global company and its affiliates in domestic and international corporate and commercial transactions
  • Representation of global logistics company in sale to foreign buyer
  • Establishment of multimillion dollar production facilities in the agriculture and railroad industries for foreign investors
  • Representation of Japanese automotive supplier in European auction process
  • Established national distribution network for foreign medical supplier
  • Negotiated worldwide distribution network for European manufacturer
  • Representation of European buyer of U.S. solar business
  • Representation of European manufacturer in corporate divorce
  • Representation of German manufacturer in acquisition of U.S. production and sales company
  • Representation of European tourism company in U.S. expansion and acquisition projects
  • Established U.S. automotive joint venture on behalf of foreign investors
  • Established compliance programs for global players
  • Served as transaction counsel to foreign investors and companies investing in the U.S. market
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2009
New York, 2002
District of Columbia, 2002

LL.M., University of Cologne
Maitrise en Droit, Panthéon-Sorbonne University
J.D., Cornell Law School
LL.M., Cornell Law School

Contact: Timo Rehbock, Partner, One North Wacker Drive, Suite 4400, Chicago, Illinois 60606-2833. Phone 312-214-4592, Fax 312-759-5646, E-mail:


Allen Carter from UBS Financial Services, one of our SABC Corporate Members, provides a contribution to this Newsletter on "Managing liabilities to build the future you envision".

Borrowing wisely is every bit as important to your financial success as investing astutely. Taking the time to structure your liabilities with the same care you place in structuring your investments can ensure a balanced approach to achieving your financial goals. Here are some tips on when to borrow, choosing the right type of loan and knowing when to refinance or pay off debts.

A strategic approach to borrowing

To increase your overall net worth, you’ll generally want to be an owner of assets rather than a borrower. However, borrowing can still play an important role in the financial planning process for high net worth individuals and families. Strategic borrowing can help you accomplish a broad range of goals. These goals could include funding taxes, estate planning and maintaining liquidity. Borrowing can also help you leverage the value of existing assets—while continuing to pursue your investment strategy.

The decision to borrow will largely depend on two sets of factors. First, what are your overall financial goals as an individual or a family? And second, what is your outlook on interest rates and how will a change in interest rates impact your loans, as well as your overall portfolio? As your Financial Advisor, I can help you make more informed decisions about when to borrow to help meet your overall financial objectives. I’m available to help you evaluate your options and recommend the right solution for your needs.

What are your goals?
Maintaining liquidity for living expenses

– Leveraging a credit line as part of your emergency cash fund can reduce the overall amount of cash you may need to keep on hand for unexpected events.
– With a credit line, you can enjoy the benefits of keeping your portfolio fully invested, while still being prepared for emergencies.

Purchasing real estate

– For opportunistic purchases, you may want to enter negotiations with a cash-buyer advantage. I can help you source liquidity through a range of solutions.

– If you don’t qualify for a mortgage deduction, I can help you find a loan with a competitive rate and terms to match your needs.

– If you expect to hold a property for a short time, you may want to consider an interest only loan.

Funding taxes

– If you have financial assets that have greatly appreciated in value, you can borrow against the value of the assets instead of selling them and potentially incurring current capital gains taxes on the sale.

Starting or growing a business

– Borrowing can help you fund a start-up or finance a business expansion, without impacting your current cash flow.

Bridging cash gaps

– If your income is quarterly based or varies throughout the year, borrowing can help you create a more stable cash stream.

Estate planning

– If you have shares of appreciated stock that you’d like to gift to your heirs, borrowing against the value of the shares can be an effective estate planning strategy.

Leveraging the value of restricted stock

– If you have assets such as restricted stock, borrowing can help leverage those assets without giving up ownership.

Choosing the right type of loan

To help you find the right loan for your needs, I will help you consider a range of options for borrowing. Factors we’ll assess and evaluate together include:

• What you’re purchasing

• The amount of time you’re looking to borrow

• The type of loan that may best suit your goals, such as fixed, adjustable-rate and interest only options

• Your projected cash flow

Securities-backed lending strategies can be used for nearly anything, from purchasing a car to funding a wedding celebration, paying estimated or year-end taxes or paying off a small mortgage balance.

Knowing when to refinance or pay off debts

It’s a good idea to review your overall debts (or liabilities) at least once a year. Some debts may be consolidated, some paid off and some refinanced. However, just because you can refinance or pay off debts doesn’t always mean you should. As a general rule of thumb, your monthly debt payments should be less than 40% of your monthly income. (For example, the U.S. Consumer Protection Bureau notes that many mortgage lenders require a debt-to-income ratio of less than 43% to qualify for the most favorable rates on a loan.) As your Financial Advisor, I can help you review outstanding loans, such as mortgages, car loans or personal loans, and decide which loans to keep and which to pay down first.

If you’re thinking about taking out new loans or paying off existing loans, let’s talk about the best way to accomplish this. Together, we’ll develop a holistic plan that looks at both sides of the balance sheet. I look forward to helping you meet all of your financial goals—including learning how to borrow more strategically to increase your net worth.

Where are interest rates heading?

No one can predict whether interest rates will rise, fall or stay the same. However, it is possible to have an informed opinion about where rates may be heading. UBS Chief Investment Office Wealth Management Research publishes regular updates on interest rates trends to keep advisors like me, and clients such as you, informed. During our regular account reviews, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about interest rate trends.

Advice. Beyond investing.

Your financial life encompasses much more than your investment strategy. It includes your goals for the future and how you want to live right now. UBS is committed to addressing all of your needs—giving you the confidence to pursue all of life’s goals.

Contact: Allen Carter, UBS Financial Services, Phone: 312-525-4300.


In 2015 SABC Corporate Member AIR-O-SWISS, the industry leader in home air treatment systems, will have a new brand name: BONECO healthy air. With the intention to strengthen brand awareness, Plaston AG (BONECO’s parent company) has decided to focus on just one brand name worldwide. AIR-O-SWISS, first launched in North America in 2001, has successfully introduced premium products into the marketplace for over a decade. They plan to use that success to transition into their new brand name. While continuing to produce the same premium humidifiers, BONECO will release 3 new products into the North American market in 2015. The Air Purifier P500, Air Purifier P400 and the Hybrid H680 will be available for purchase in late 2015. The new product launches shows BONECO’s dedication to continue offering premium products while committing to help expand the air treatment system’s marketplace. To find out more information about the new brand and products, visit them at

Exclusive free shipping offer for SABC members: Enter SABCFREESHIP at checkout (expires 10/31/2015)

Camille P. Julmy
Vice Chairman, CBRE, Inc.

SABC Corporate Member CBRE, Inc. is a full-service global commercial real estate firm that serves all of your real estate needs including Investment Management, Brokerage, Capital Markets, Real Estate Asset Services and Development.  Every day, in markets around the globe, we apply our insight, experience and resources to help clients make informed real estate decisions. Every year, we complete thousands of successful assignments across a wide range of markets and real estate service lines. Our deep experience and expertise allows us to paint a precise picture of global real estate conditions and trends.

Contact: Camille P. Julmy, Vice Chairman, CBRE, Inc., 20 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL60602,
Phone 312 4567008, E-mail

SABC Corporate Member GF Machining Solutions Announces California Symposium in September

GF Machining Solutions and OSG will co-host a two-day symposium in Irvine, California, on September 29 and 30. The event will offer a variety of training courses as well as hands-on access to the latest EDM and high-speed and high-performance milling solutions for the medical, moldmaking and aerospace sectors.

On September 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., OSG will host Train the Nation, a comprehensive overview of key machining techniques. The in-depth workshop will discuss how bringing together machining, programming and cutting tools on the shop floor results in maximum productivity.

GF Machining Solutions will host courses and demonstrate its latest technologies on September 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The company’s aerospace market segment manager will present several new dedicated machines for the aerospace and power generation segments. Additionally, the company’s applications team will be on hand to consult with attendees on any challenges they are currently facing.

The two-day symposium will be held at the GF Machining Solutions Center of Competence, located at 9271 Jeronimo Road in Irvine, California. Lunch will be provided for attendees at noon on both days. Manufacturers interested in attending the event should RSVP to LuAnn Twite at by September 23.

About GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The products range from electric discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance milling machines, including clamping and palletization systems, and 3D laser surface texturing machines, to services, spare parts and expendable parts, consumables and automation solutions. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence on 50 sites worldwide within its own organization. Its 3,008 employees generated sales of CHF 905 million in 2014. More information can be found at


SABC Corporate Member Haag-Streit USA Gives Back to the Local Community
Recently, Haag-Streit USA has participated in several community events that benefitted the local community of Greater Cincinnati.

Recently, Haag-Streit USA has participated in several community events that benefitted the local community of Greater Cincinnati.

Haag-Streit USA and Reliance Medical employees participated in being a lifesaver during the Hoxworth Blood Center Blood Drive at our Mason, OH offices. Twenty-nine employees played a vital role in maintaining an adequate supply of blood to over 32 hospitals and 17 counties in the tri-state area.

Haag-Streit USA also hosted a week long event for Operation Backpack. Children who live in poverty or are homeless face many challenges and tremendous stigmatization – as a result, less than 25% graduate from high school.  Preparing these children for school with a new backpack filled with school supplies boosts their self-esteem and gives them the tools and confidence needed to learn and thrive in school. Our employees donated 613 school supplies for children in need in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Haag-Streit will also be sponsoring a United Way Campaign. Kickoff is September 11th and will run for 4 weeks. During the 4 weeks we will be collecting funds and participating in various activities that will benefit the United Way of Warren County.

Valves with switching position monitoring

SABC Corporate Member Wandfluh offers valves with inductive switching position monitoring. In applications where additional safety requirements must be provided, this valve with integrated switching position monitoring can be used. An inductive proximity switch detects the current position of the spool in the valve. Consequently, a superimposed control can continuously check whether the position of the valve spool corresponds to the requirements of the control, and where necessary react accordingly.

Depending on the type of the valve, one or two sensors are installed which are available in the three different designs, normally open/closed, NPN or PNP.

Further details can be found in data sheet 1.2-62.  I’ve also attached our brochure for this new product.

An information sheet is attached and can be viewed and/or printed from our website:  

Data sheet:

For more information email @ or call 847-566-5700

SABC Corporate Member Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. announces its 25 Year Anniversary

In 1990, Thomas Herrmann, the son of Walter Herrmann, who founded Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH in 1961, established Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc. in the Chicago area. Hermann Ultrasonics, Inc. is proud to recognize a milestone year in observance of their 25th anniversary.

Herrmann Ultrasonics has been focused on providing ultrasonic welding technology for various markets such as the medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, food and also the hygiene industry. The company has become the technology leader in ultrasonic welding by developing the most advanced products, providing ULTRASONICS ENGINEERING expertise and total solution offerings.

Continuous growth of its PLASTIC, PACKAGING and NONWOVENS divisions has allowed the company to establish Technology Centers throughout North America. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility, located in Bartlett, IL has been managed by Uwe Peregi since 2006. This modern and advanced facility allows Herrmann Ultrasonics to provide feasibility studies and trial runs in one of the three laboratories. Fast tooling delivery is standard due to in-house vertical integrated 3D tooling design and CNC manufacturing.

In honor of the significant occasion, Herrmann Ultrasonics will launch an anniversary edition of the proven HiQ MEDIALOG ultrasonic welding machine. This welder was inspired by Executive VP & General Manager Uwe Peregi and is mostly used by medical device manufacturers. A new look, cleanroom-friendly surfaces, additional safety features and exhausts to control particles contribute to the uniqueness of the HiQ MEDIALOG. The machine also includes the operator interface FSC, which meets the requirements of FDA CFR 21 part 11.

Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. is very proud of the growth and achievements in the North American market over the past 25 years. The company looks forward to remaining the technology leader in ultrasonics in the next decade and beyond.

For more information, please go to:

Contact: Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc., 1261 Hardt Circle, Bartlett, IL 60103, Tel. (630) 626-1626, Fax (630) 626-1627, E-mail:; Internet:


SABC Corporate Member Hegele Logistic, LLC is located in Wood Dale, IL, which is just a few minutes away from Chicago’s international airport O’Hare. The 250,000 square foot energy efficient facility is operated with a modern ERP and warehouse management system, running at 99.99% inventory accuracy. Warehousing and distribution is offered to companies that require shipping to locations all over the world. Hegele Logistic offers customized packaging solutions for shipping and storage, while utilizing a 17.5 ton in house crane for loading and unloading as well as other material handling equipment. In addition to the warehousing, Hegele Logistic also provides many high tech logistic services. The highly trained technicians handle high tech medical equipment installations, de-installations, upgrades and relocations of the systems from one hospital or cancer research center to another. The facility has an on-site refurbishment service center, where the systems are sanitized, painted and refurbished. Hegele Logistic operates one of the largest Cryogen Farms in the Midwest.

Hegele Logistic belongs to the German company Simon Hegele Gesellschaft für Logistik und Service mbH. Further locations of the Hegele group companies are in Mexico City, Mexico, Brisbane, Australia, and Tokyo, Japan. Find out more on our website at

Upcoming Events of the SABC

December 2. 2015
Save the date for the SABC Annual Christmas Dinner and Fundraiser

October 2. 2015
Manufacturing Day

Past Events in 2015 of the SABC

August 28. 2015

Watt D’Or Exhibition in the Wisconsin Energy Institute

August 5. 2015
International Summer Social Cruise & Fireworks Display

July 30. 2015
Swiss National Day – An Evening of Swiss Innovation

July 1. 2015
An Executive Roundtable Luncheon: Status Report:  Where Does the Renaissance of American Manufacturing Stand Today?”

June 18-21 2015
SABC Member Event: Saengerfest 2015

June 17-19 2015
SABC Member Event GF Machining Solutions to Spotlight Latest Technologies

June 5. 2015
SABC Member event: Barack Ferrazzano Corporate & Securities Group LIVE Webcast, Mandatory Reporting Requirements For Certain New Foreign Direct Investments in the U.S. in 2015 Hosted by THE KNOWLEDGE GROUP LLC

March 13. 2015
Exclusive Meeting with Stephan Roth, Mayor of the City of  Lucerne, Switzerland. UBS and SABC co-hosted event with key Chicago contacts (photo above).

March 4. 2015
Exclusive CEO/CFO meeting with Andreas Hofefert, Chief Global Economist UBSExclusive CEO/CFO meeting with Andreas Hofefert, Chief Global Economist UBS

March 3. 2015
SABC Annual Meeting 2015

January 21. 2015
Global Outlook 2015: Economic Trends, Critical Business Issues and Survival Strategies

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