Our Team

All highly motivated outdoor people specialised in their skills and often found playing in the wild.

Owner

Andi Brun
President of the board
Andi, founder and owner of Exped, the visionary in the background. More

Andi founded Exped 30 years ago together with his wife Heidi after coming back from their 2 year trip mostly in the Canadian wilderness and a short stint at an outdoor retailer in Zurich. As a gear and computer freak with a keen eye for detail, he is responsible for all things around innovation and production, especially for his own gear categories like mats, hammocks, bivy bags and ponchos. And together with Betti takes care of all things digital and our IT systems. He is an avid outdoor professional and has now added kite surfing on water and snow to his outdoor activities of choice.

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Heidi Brun
President of the board
Heidi, founder and co-owner, runs the shop, was responsible for our sleeping bag categorie and looks after the team. More

Rumor has it that Heidi, Andis wife, is the Exped mama. Truth is, it’s true. As longterm General Manager all issues big and small flew through her hands. She spent months in the Canadian wilderness and later on an uninhabited island in the Great Barrier Reef together with her husband before founding Exped. Nowadays she and Andi disappear off to Asia in the winter months to supervise production of the Exped products. In between productions they head for Vietnam and the neighboring countries with their canoe and hammocks.

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Corporate Management

Betti Frangi
Marketing | Finance | IT
Responsible for Marketing, Digital Marketing, IT Projects and support and much more More

She started off in sales at an outdoor retailer, than worked as a rep. and in-house for Wild Roses, one of the first women’s only outdoor brand. She went then on to sharpened her skills in various communications and marketing departments.

Her numerous intrepid tandem trips to far corners of the world took place a while back, but now she enjoys time with her family in Scandinavia and Central Europe. She also climbs, in the gym for workout and outdoors for pleasure.

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Hubi Rutishauser
Sales | Logistics
Hubi supports our growing number of distributors worldwide as International Sales Manager, and also organizes our tradeshow presence. More

Hubi is our travel expert and has probably been to most places in the world either on foot or on the back of some truck, bus or boat. He seems to like the more exotic destinations like Tajikistan, unusual locomotion like a rubber dinghy or cooks on a „super-fast“ stove à la Hubi: a candle. So sometimes it takes a bit longer for him to turn up again, as his longest non-stop trip took a mere 3 years.

He grew up in different countries but always went to American schools so we use him as translator.

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Marc Raillard
Innovation | Product Management | HR
Marc designs and develops our backpack and drybag lines. More

As father of two, rock and snow junkie and mountain biker he’s always out to find the right work and life balance. If his not out chasing the powder in winter and leaving chalk trails in the rocks during summer Marc develops our backpacks and drybags. Marc joined Exped back in 1992 as buyer and then became product developer in 2001.

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Product Management

Eicke Thiele
Innovation Sleeping bags
Eicke is responsible for sleeping bag innovation and management. More

Eicke was infected early on with the outdoor virus. Thanks to his extensive hands-on experience and his previous career in outdoor retail, he definitely knows what good outdoor gear is all about. His travels led and still lead him to exciting places. Always with his camera with reach, but above all the openness and curiosity to experience foreign cultures. Countless nights on his travels were spent in a warm sleeping bag, the longest of which lasted 4 months in a row. 

Like many other Exped employees, Eicke's method of choice for his daily commute to work is his bicycle. 

 

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Jakob Zumbühl
Product Design
Jakob is involved in the development of our products. More

With his construction training and industrial design studies Jakob has the technical background and likes to tinker with everything that has to do with outdoor. Ideas often come or mature during a long hike or on a trail run in the nearby forest. He loves to be outdoors, be it on skis, bikes or on foot. Also likes to climb or boulder on all fours. Wherever possible, his family is there too. There is nothing more beautiful than to share your passion with your loved ones.

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Lukas Bertschi
Innovation tents, tarps, ponchos, hammocks, bivybags
Lukas is our innovation and product manager for the tent and tarp categories. More

As an avid outdoor enthusiast and mountainbiker Lukas enjoys and spends a lot of time outdoors. Loves to spend nights out in tents, test new products and adapt them himself to his needs. Lukas is an industrial designer by trade and a natural born tinkerer.

 

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Matthew Morrissey
Innovation Mats
Mat is our innovation and product manager for the mats. More

Mat found his way to Exped after working as a scientist testing and developing performance clothing and technical textiles. He enjoys rolling or sliding down mountains in both summer and winter whether by skis, snowboard or mountain bike. If there is really no option to use a lift he has also been known to climb or ski tour up them, too. When the snow is melting and the trails are too wet, he can also be found on, in, and sometimes under the water – be it with white water kayak, kite board or fishing waders.

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Matthew Morrissey, Innovation mats
Muriel Weber
Innovation Rucksäcke, Packsäcke
Muriel develops our pack range together with Marc. More

During her studies as an industrial designer she started climbing, mountaineering and ski touring intensively. This led to her positive monkey-index (arm reach longer than body height). In the meantime, as mother of two kids, her priorities have shifted to more mundane things like camping, damming creeks and building fires. Her expertise in backpacks comes from personal use and years of professional experience as a pack designer.

 

 

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Muriel Weber, Innovation packs and drybags

Customer Service / Repairs

Bea Hager
Customer Service
Bea is responsible for Customer Service together with Gabriela, but also helps out with accounting and makes sure we don’t run out of office utensils. More

Bea is a Canada and Scandinavia fan and enjoys her relaxing holidays up in the north and its nature, people and language. Since going on dog sledge tours in Finland and Sweden through the beautiful snowy landscapes she has a fascination for huskies and wolves. In winter you will find indoors playing curling and in the summer outdoors possibly with her saxophone.

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Bea Hager, Customer Service
Isabell Kohler
Customer Service
As a member of the valued Customer Service team Isabell takes care of all product-specific queries our customers may have and also supports our worldwide distribution and service partners. More

True to the motto "It tastes best outdoors", there must always be some space left in your backpack for culinary surprises. The menus prepared over a fire are refined with little treasures nature supplies that the alpine vegetation ecologist finds during her ascent. She finds her flow not only on her treks but also regularly in yoga.

 

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Sales

Claudia Groh
Sales Rep. CH-West (F) and Tessin
She support’s, visits and holds products clinics for our clients in the French and Italian speaking parts of Switzerland. More

Claudia gehört zum "Urgestein" der Exped und hat die Westschweiz schon von 1989 bis 1997mit viel Power und Leidenschaft betreut. Nach 12-jährigem Unterbruch stand sie zu unserer Freude wieder auf der Matte und bereist die Fachhändler in der Swiss romande sowie das Tessin.
Claudia is an Exped veteran and had her first tour of duty as rep. between 1989 and 1997. She then took a 12 year sabbatical and came back full of energy to support her clients with fervor.

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Claudia Groh, Sales

Marketing / Backoffice

Barbara Homberger
Finance
Barbara is responsible for our accounting and financial planning. More

Our accounts are in her firm hands and all aspects of our finances under her sharp eyes. Here a little taste: as Hubi went off on his vacations to Tajikistan she told him loud and clearly that she would not pay ransom – no matter what!

It’s more than a hobby when she spends her time off travelling around with her three cycle road racing sons supporting them wherever she can.

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Kurt Gerber
Marketing
He is responsible here at Exped for sponsorship, PR, advertising, images, desktop publishing, and also does his share on our web presence and the Exped blog. More

Kurt has his roots in alpine sports activities: be it the high peaks in our Swiss Alps, or some in South America and Asia, Kurt has climbed many and trekked and ski toured to countless others. But he also seems to enjoy the lower altitudes of the Far East, since he met his German wife in Thailand. He may not be as active anymore in the vertical world but still enjoys getting out there and engaging in all kinds of outdoor activities.

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Kurt Gerber, Marketing
Silvie Weber
Marketing
As an industrial designer Silvie supports Exped with graphic design. More

Comfortable hiking, enduring trekking, ambitious mountaineering and climbing: The main thing is to be out in the countryside - with your eyes always directed to the edge of the path to admire the flora and fauna. Together with her husband, she sailed by Mini-Transat for three months from Germany to the Arctic Circle. Meanwhile with family she enjoys every free minute a small house with large garden and chickens. That preferably barefoot.

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