I have been working in this industry for almost 25 years - with Balzers, BPS, Unaxis, Oerlikon and now Evatec. After completing my apprenticeship as a truck mechanic, I worked in various industries including transport, mechanical and metal construction before joining Balzers in 1995. I then started there as a mechanic, gaining several promotions to become group and team leader. I joined Evatec in 2015, and I am now Head of Assembly. My main tasks are to lead the assembly teams and ensure that all our systems are manufactured and tested to be ready on time for our customers.
“I trained in the fields of automation and industrial engineering before graduated with a Master of Advanced Studies in Business Analysis. Since joining Evatec I worked in various areas including supply chain, quality management and operations. I am currently a project manager in the field of digital transformation. As part of my role I evaluate software solutions and introduce them into the organization.
It’s great to lead such exciting projects where I can see the impact of my work on all our companies around the world.”
It was a great honour to be recruited as the second employee when Evatec first established its own Sales and Service Organization in China in 2017. I graduated from Shandong University majoring in Finance, and after a couple of other roles before joining Evatec I am now in charge of our office team. We are responsible for order processing, logistics, finance, HR, events and administration. I really admire the team work spirit and generally believe in the philosophy “ trust your buddies- if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” When I am not working i like to relax with a book and a cup of tea. If you add a cake, it’s a fantastic weekend.
I am a process engineer in the Business Unit (BU) Photonics and part of my job is to develop higher performance thin film processes for the photonics market enabling Evatec to keep the lead in the Optics industry. I started out working for the company in the United States back in 2010 before transferring to our Headquarters in Trübbach. What I really appreciate about working for Evatec is the open culture and collaboration with colleagues around the world. 3 or 4 times a year I go on business trips either to support our customers, for training or to visit a tradeshow.
After completing my commercial apprenticeship I worked as an accountant within the Swiss military service before joining Evatec in 2019. Part of my job is to manage weekly payments. I make sure that all due invoices are paid, managing the accounts payable and accounts receivable. Although we all have our own responsibilities, what I really appreciate about my work is the teamwork where we all help each other to get things done. The company is already helping me with my personal development and in 2020 I will start part time studies in “Business Administration” ready for a longterm career in Finance and Accounting.
I have been working in the field of thin film technology for over 20 years, first at Balzers and then Unaxis before joining Evatec in 2008. I have new challenges in 2020 as I take over a new position as Product Marketing Manager in the Optoelectronics team. My job is to achieve the overall strategic targets from a sales and marketing point of view. Main tasks are regular customer and market analysis and I therefore travel worldwide to visit customers and attend technical conferences and shows. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, playing soccer or skiing.
"After lots of new job challenges since first joining the company as an “administrative assistant I’m now celebrating my 25th anniversary at Evatec as BackOffice Manager. Our work in the BackOffice is hugely varied including responsibility for supporting our executive management, travel and expenses of the employees, and organization of various events. I love working with people so this is the perfect job for me and it's people who inspire me in my private life too. I've been involved in local theatre for many years and love spending my free time with family and friends.”
"As EMS (Evatec Management System) Manager. I’m responsible for the improvement of business processes and its great to see how the creative ideas in the employee workshops I run can bring important efficiency and speed improvements for the future. Before coming to Evatec I completed studies in design engineering and business administration and applied technical management , but since I have been here the company has supported me with further studies in business economics and I am currently studying for a “Masters” level degree. When not working or studying, I love to travel. It is a great opportunity to broaden my personal, cultural and linguistic horizons.
After a physics degree at the University of Freiburg I completed my PhD thesis at ETH. Today I am in charge of our Evatec Competence Lab (ECL), a great new cleanroom facility of more than 2500 m2 where we help our customers fast-track their new process development. It was great to be given responsibility for the whole project from the beginning - everything from building up the laboratory with all the machines, the team to run it, the measurement equipment we needed and even the new software platform to track all our samples. When not working I love outdoor sports and smashing the ball on the squash court with other friends from Evatec.
As Human Resources Manager I manage activities like selection and recruitment of new employees. On a daily basis my job is also to support evaluation and development of our people to be ready for the future. I studied Business Administration and I am currently in the final stages of my master studies in Human Capital Management. Since I started working for Evatec, no day has been the same. The variety of topics is huge and I really like the culture. I might be new in this industry but as a matter of fact that makes my job even more interesting.
I am a senior scientist with our multidisciplinary Solutions Design team working across all Evatec business units. We aim to give our customers the lead through continuous development of better manufacturing hardware and processes for their new device developments. In joining Evatec in 2010 I switched sides from using thin film deposition tools to manufacturing them and the day to day user perspective I brought with me certainly helps me in my job today. My work takes me on visits to customers, research partners and conferences around the world as I present our technology developments and learn from other experts in our field. Then when I’m home again there’s nothing I enjoy more than being outside in the swiss countryside with my family.