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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
Responsibilities completed
  • Design and develop software for an innovation project

Lean Manager

Bobst SA
June 2011 to August 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • 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)
Detailed Description
  • Contribution to a 2 days reduction of leading time, i.e. about 1 MCHF/year cost reduction
  • Benchmarking of the "final control" and quality in three manufacturing plants
  • High-level support of customers, occasionaly solving delicate problems at customer plants
  • Development of piezo-actuated micro-EDM machines and a 3D force sensor using laser interferometry
  • Introduction of specialized software (Matlab, LabView) and application in several area, especially quality control
  • Training and management of collaborators
  • Simulation of the EDM process. Scientific publication
    M. Kocher and Ph. Guglielmetti “Modeling and Simulation of an EDM Die-Sinking Machine”, 1994, Proc. ISEM XI, Lausanne
Company Description

Manufacture of "electric discharge" machine tools (EDM)

Company website

http://www.gfac.com/