Pasche Succeeds Habersaat as FH President

Jean-Daniel Pasche has succeeded François Habersaat as president of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH), effective July 1, according to an FH announcement. Habersaat, who resigned, had said when re-elected in June 2000 that he would turn over the office to his successor before the end of his three-year term. That happened June 27 when the annual general meeting of the Federation, held in Bern, Switzerland, unanimously elected Pasche to the presidency. Habersaat, 72, was first elected FH president in 1993. He had worked in the Swiss watch industry since 1951. Prior to becoming FH president, he was marketing and sales director for ETA, the movement-making division of what is now The Swatch Group. Pasche, 46, had been director of the FH, responsible for its daily operations, since 1993. Prior to that, he was vice director of Switzerland's Federal Office of Intellectual Proper

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