Seyonic is a privately owned shareholder company incorporated March 25, 1998 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Marc Boillat, Founder, President and CEO

Marc worked for several years at ICS in Silicon Valley on the development and transfer into large-volume production of automotive accelerometers. At the Institute of Microtechnology he developed the micro-flow sensor that forms the basis of a number of Seyonic's succesful products. He has an MSc in Physical Electronics from the University of Neuchâtel.

Bart van der Schoot, Founder, Vice President of R&D

Bart worked for ten years at the Institute of Microtechnology as a project leader in the area of miniaturized chemical analysis systems, micro-fabricated fluid handling devices and micro-instrumentation, including their industrial application. He has an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a PhD in Technical Sciences from the University of Twente (NL).

Didier Capit, Director Production

Didier has been a development engineer and project leader in several companies where he gained experience in the development and industrialization of high-tech equipment before he joined Seyonic in 2001. He has degrees from the Ecole d'ingénieurs in Geneva and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

 

Board of Directors

Luc O. Bauer Ph.D., High Technology Startup Coach

Dr. Bauer has served for more than 30 years in various executive positions in several high technology companies, in the US, and Europe, often as a founder, member of the board, president. Among those were Hana Microdisplay Technology, SVISION, nCHIP, Integrated Device Technology, and Eurosil/Intersil. Starting with an engineering education in Switzerland, BS, Physics, Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, and in the US, M.S., Ph.D., Engineering Science, Caltech, Pasadena, his early responsibilities were technical in nature to cover later all aspects of high technology business: manufacturing, finance, marketing/sales, and general management. Since returning in Europe in December 2001, he became board member and mentor to a number of local high technology companies start-ups with focus in microelectronics, display, and lately micro- and nano-technologies with and without biotechnology aspects. This means working with local authorities, universities, and the financial community, especially venture capitalist groups such as Sofinnova Partners, France, Polytechnos, Germany, Nanodimension, Switzerland, and banks. Among those start-up companies, in Switzerland: Seyonic, Nemerix, Varioptic and Crocus Technology in France, and Xtellus, NJ, USA. He is also board member of Neode, the new Canton of Neuchatel Science and Technology Park.

François Ermatinger, Partner at Athemis

François Ermatinger served 19 years in the Banking industry in Neuchâtel and Zürich as head of commercial department at UBS. Since 1985 he is at the "Etude Dardel et Meylan" in Neuchâtel, with responsibilities in creation and management of companies, investment and fiscal management. He is a partner since 1991 of the Etude that merged in 2002 to Athemis. He has an Economic Sciences Degree from the University of Neuchâtel, option in micro-economics.

Nicolas Wavre Ph.D., Consultant and Professor EPF Lausanne

Nicolas Wavre graduated from the Federal Institute of Technolgy at Lausanne in 1970. In 1974 he obtained his PhD degree for his thesis on the design of Linear Induction Motors. The same year he was one of the co-founders of ETEL SA, a company that develops and manufactures electromechanical drives and specializes in high performance motion control. He has managed ETEL SA from its inception to the level of 220 people in 2002 with sales of CHF 40 mio. He is a professor at the EPFL and a member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. In 2003 Nicolas Wavre decided to step down from his job as CEO of ETEL to become an independent consultant for the management of SME's and for the design of high performance motors and actuators, while keeping his teaching activity at EPFL. He participates in several companies as member of the Board.

 

Scientific Advisory Board

Seyonic is assisted by its scientific advisory board to keep abreast of the latest scientific and technological developments. Members of the advisory board are:

Professor Nico F. de Rooij, Head of the Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Group at the Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Professor Sabeth Verpoorte, Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Pharmacy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands