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Management

  • Max Kunz
    Chief Executive Officer and Owner
    Max Kunz holds a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from NSU. He has held international sales and business management positions in electrical engineering and consulting at ABB and Zühlke Engineering. In 2007 Mr. Kunz acquired Volpi and has served as its CEO and a board member of the Volpi Group since then.
  • Harald Kraushaar
    Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
    Harald Kraushaar holds a PhD in biochemistry from Vienna University and held international management positions in the consumer electronics and life science industry at Sony DADC for almost 20 years. As such he was in charge of Sony DADC’s recordable optical disc business and later founded and managed the BioSciences Smart Consumables business. He joined Volpi early 2014 and leads business development, sales and marketing globally.
  • Raoul Donath
    Chief Operation Officer
    Raoul Donath holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a PMP degree from the Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania, USA. He has held international management positions in product development and operations in medical device companies including Stryker, Mathys Medizinaltechnik AG, Institut Straumann AG and Nobel Biocare AG. He then founded and managed Vandenberg Life Sciences LLC before joining Volpi in late 2015, where he now leads product development, production and supply chain globally.
  • Ulrich Stärker
    Chief Technology Officer
    Ulrich Stärker holds an MSc. in physical chemistry from the University of Konstanz and specialized in the field of experimental analysis of structural to property correlations of fluorescence dyes used in biomedical applications. He worked in different areas at SPECTROsolutions AG from spectrometer requirements engineering, development and industrialisation to production transfer into a high-volume production line for miniaturized modules at Hamamatsu Photonic. He joined Volpi in 2011 and became CTO of the company in 2013.
  • Thomas Baumann
    Chief Financial Officer
    An accountant by training, Thomas Baumann worked in a fiduciary office specializing on accounting and taxes for more than 20 years. He joined Volpi in 2008 and leads finance, controlling and administration.
  • David Nikolson
    Controller
    An MBA Senior Level Financial professional with over 30 years’ experience as Corporate Controller, CFO, specializing in multi-unit manufacturing and finance operations to include full P & L responsibility. Lean manufacturing and business valuation proficiencies.
    David Nikolson

Board of Directors

  • Christoph Dürmüller
    Chairman of the Board
    Christoph Dürmüller holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss federal institute of technology in Zurich and an Executive MBA from St. Gallen University. Among other executive management positions at ABB, Novartis and Zühlke he served as CEO of Zühlke Management Consultants AG and is now senior partner and board member of the Zühlke group. Mr. Dürmüller joined the Volpi board in 2008 and has served as its chairman since July 2015.
  • Max Kunz
    Board member
    Max Kunz holds a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from NSU. He held international sales and business management positions in electrical engineering and consulting at ABB and Zühlke Engineering. In 2007 Mr. Kunz acquired Volpi and has served as its CEO and a board member of the Volpi Group since then.
  • Christoph Bohli
    Board member
    Christoph Bohli holds a degree in applied science from Zurich University and held key positions in auditing, equity research and sales at Ernst & Young, Bank Sarasin and Berenberg Bank. He presently works for Credit Suisse in charge of equity sales Switzerland. Mr. Bohli joined the board of Volpi in 2007 and served as its chairman until June 2015.