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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.
  • Christoph Bohli
    Chief Financial Officer
    Christoph Bohli holds a Bachelor in Business Economics from the University of Applied Sciences Zurich. In addition to his experience as Auditing Manager at Ernst & Young, he held senior research positions at Bank Sarasin and Berenberg Bank. Prior to joining the Volpi Group, he was Head of Cash Equity Sales Switzerland at Credit Suisse. Mr. Bohli was appointed to Volpi's Board of Directors in 2007, was Chairman of the Board of Directors until June 2015 and, since February 2018, has also been the Chief Financial Officer of Volpi Group and co-owner.
  • Harald Kraushaar
    Executive Vice President Head of Business Development & 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.
  • 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.
  • Stephen Chabot
    Chief Operation Officer
    Stephen Chabot holds an MBA and BBA from St. Bonaventure University. He has held leadership roles in Operations and Finance at PwC, ITT Industries and INFICON. Most recently, Mr. Chabot was Vice President Operations for INFICON, Inc., a global provider of instrumentation for the semiconductor, display, and environmental markets where he was responsible for customer service, supply chain, manufacturing, logistics, quality and process engineering. He joined Volpi in mid-2018 as COO and leads global Operations.

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 Bachelor in Business Economics from the University of Applied Sciences Zurich. In addition to his experience as Auditing Manager at Ernst & Young, he held senior research positions at Bank Sarasin and Berenberg Bank. Prior to joining the Volpi Group, he was Head of Cash Equity Sales Switzerland at Credit Suisse. Mr. Bohli was appointed to Volpi's Board of Directors in 2007, was Chairman of the Board of Directors until June 2015 and, since February 2018, has also been the Chief Financial Officer of Volpi Group and co-owner.