Valtronic will welcome Rainer Platz as the new CEO from 1 November 2015.
Rainer Platz has spent most of his professional career in the microtechnology and medical device industry, where he has held various leadership positions comprised of R&D, technology and IP management in Switzerland and the United States.
He acquired experience in general management at the head of an active implantable medical device startup and most recently at the helm of Advanced Bionics’ North American operations.
Rainer has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and a PhD from the Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchâtel and EPFL, Switzerland.
Rainer holds dual citizenship in Switzerland and Germany, and speaks French, German and English.
Former group CEO Martin Zimmermann has been appointed as a director of the Valtronic board as of 1 August 2015. Martin will continue to assist the Valtronic Group on its growth path and contribute to the implementation of our innovation strategy.
Rainer’s medtech background, skills and strong management experience will further strengthen the Valtronic Group. His mid-term focus will be to continue to develop our business and increase customer satisfaction.
Stéphane Porchet, currently general manager of our Swiss subsidiary, will assume interim management of the Valtronic Group.