Panelists: Success through Partnerships



Joachim Brand

After studying industrial engineering, he held various management positions in the electrical and automotive industry. He also had a leading position at Boehringer Mannheim / Roche Diagnostics.

In 2010 he assumed the position of Head of Global Instrument Operations Rotkreuz with a leadership responsibility for more than 500 FTEs. In addition, he had the leading role in Roche’s transfer from Graz to Rotkreuz. Organisational development and implementation of various projects (including lean management, shop floor management and IT projects) are currently the focus of his daily business.


Gino Burro

Over the last 15 years Gino Burro has been responsible for developing new business opportunities through innovation. At Zühlke he is responsible for expanding and growing the medtech business.

He has acquired experience working with global and locally innovative companies, defining new product strategies.


Radi Hofstetter

Mr. Hofstetter started as an automation engineer almost at the very beginning of the first semi-automated laboratory equipments in the early eighties and has built up the business unit Robotics at Hamilton for the last thirty years to one of the worldwide leaders in laboratory automation.

As a project and key account manager he did grow the OEM partnering business with Boehringer Mannheim and Roche Tegimenta even bevore they joined to Roche Diagnostics. This co-operation continued over more than two decades up to now. He still enjoys to lead new technology development projects in his daily work.


Harald Kraushaar

Mr. Kraushaar leads global business development, sales and marketing as member of the executive team of Volpi Group. He joined Volpi in early 2014. Before, he managed Sony DADC BioSciences, an OEM business for microfluidic consumables for life science and IVD applications in Salzburg, Austria, which he founded in 2006.

Prior he managed optical recording media business of Sony DADC. Mr. Kraushaar participated in open enrolment programs at IMD in Lausanne and MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston and studied biochemistry at Vienna University, where he received a PhD in 1992.


Thomas Kuoni

Thomas is an engineer in computer science and communications. After his studies, he succeeded his father as shareholder and CEO of Stemcup. At its headquarters in Zurich, the family-owned company develops, produces and sells its own orthopaedic hip implant portfolio.

Additionally, Stemcup exclusively distributes Exactech’s knee, shoulder and ankle implants in Switzerland.


Martin Schmidt

Martin studied physics at Dortmund University and received a PhD from the University of Lausanne in 1992. He has worked for a number of Swiss medtech companies and has been at Jossi Orthopedics since 2009.

As a member of the management team, he is responsible for business development.






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