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About Me

Multidisciplinary engineer, 20+ years experience in industrial R&D, manufacturing, consulting services services for a variety of employers and customers.

Strong analytical skills for problem solving. Facts based management + agile, customer oriented vision of product development. Good team motivator.

Experience

Senior Engineer, Research & Innovation

Bobst SA
Since September 2013
  • Design and develop software for an innovation project

Lean Manager

Bobst SA
June 2011 to August 2013
  • Train employees and lead the change to Lean manufacturing and 5S
  • Design and implementation of Lean Manufacturing in 3 production units. Drive the change.
  • Development of “Advanced Planning and Scheduling” software with a SAP interface for "High MIx / Low Volume" production

R&D Projet Manager

Bobst Group (Asitrade)
June 2008 to June 2011
  • Design, development and project management of the hardware+software control systems of the "Power Aligner", an advanced aligning system for laminating machines
    Coordination with internal customer (Asitrade, Bobst subsidiary in Grenchen, SO) and a strategic partner.
    Patent, implementation, tests, fine tuning and support by the fist customer.
  • Design and implementation of an optimal control for a box separator
  • Setup of a wiki for the knowledge management for transversal R&D
  • Training employees to dynamics and control

Manager, Consulting Services

e-Systems Consulting
September 2004 to June 2007
  • Business development of consulting, training and customer support services.Improved offer for high added value products
  • Management of a team of consultants and their projects in a fast growing company (40%) on a market reaching maturity.
  • Direct support of demanding key customers, especially watchmakers
  • Set up of new offices in Meyrin, Geneva

Founder and CTO

DynaBits sàrl
January 2000 to January 2004
  • Launch of a startup : market study, business plan, strategy, patents and trademarks
  • Specification and design of technical software for mechanical engineers. Software development including off-shore outsourcing and strategic partnerships.
  • Development of key algorithms in C++/STL
  • Web site, e-commerce

R&D Engineer

Charmilles Technologies
September 1994 to December 1998
  • Re-engineering of the "final control" of machines (MoT diploma work) in the context of a Lean + Six Sigma production reorganisation
  • Development of advanced control algorithms for several products
  • Evaluation of strategic suppliers for a new NC
  • Project manager for several collaborations with EPFL (CTI projects)

Education

Lean Manager (SAQ)

ARIAQ
April 2011 to December 2011

12 days training on the "Five Pillars of Lean Manufacturing", certified by the Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ)

Postgraduate in Management of Technology

EPFL + HEC Lausanne + University of Texas at Austin
January 1998 to December 1998

Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finances
Now an Executive MBA (http://mot.epfl.ch/ )

PhD, Science

EPFL
July 1988 to April 1994

Model-based control of fast parallel robots : a global approach in operational space.
http://library.epfl.ch/theses/?nr=1228

Master in Computer Science

EPFL
September 1984 to June 1988

Ing. dipl. EPFL informatique, hardware orientation
1st year in mechatronics

Skills

  • French : mother tongue
  • English : fluent
  • German : basic
  • Italian : basic
  • Lean manufacturing, production optimisation
  • Dynamic systems, modelling, simulation and control
  • Scientific and technical software : 3D CAD (SolidWorks), FEA+CFD, Matlab, LabView.
  • PDM, PLM, ERP, MRP, wikis
  • Data mining, statistics and visualization
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Real-time, embedded systems
  • Advanced programming in many languages (C++, Delphi, Python ...)
  • Agile software development
  • Mastering of many office + IT + web software