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Philippe Guglielmetti

Innovation, Communication, Respect

Philippe Guglielmetti
Driving License
Satigny (1242) Switzerland
Professional Status
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.

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
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Manager, Consulting Services

e-Systems Consulting
September 2004 to June 2007
La Neuveville
  • 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)
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Lean Manager (SAQ)


April 2011 to December 2011
12 days training on the "Five Pillars of Lean Manufacturing", certified by the Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ)
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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/ )
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PhD, Science


July 1988 to April 1994
Model-based control of fast parallel robots : a global approach in operational space.

Master in Computer Science


September 1984 to June 1988
Ing. dipl. EPFL informatique, hardware orientation
1st year in mechatronics
  • 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