Ypsotec employees have lived with this motto since its birth, since customer satisfaction is our top priority. We prove this day after day: With our commitment, we accept even the most difficult challenges, and resolve them through the in-depth expertise of individual teams. We are well up on solution-oriented work, continuously increasing our efficiency yet staying flexible. This results in innovative methods, high quality products, and flawless customer service. All Ypsotec employees are firmly focussed on continuing to develop Ypsotec's pioneering role as a precision manufacturer, and thus, they significantly contribute to the market success of our customers.
Daniele Marco Galatioto
Innovative technology is fascinating to Daniele Marco Galatioto, who began his professional career in 1984 with an apprenticeship as a construction fitter. In 1992, he graduated as a mechanical engineer in Gurgdorf, and then worked for almost 20 years at Güdel in various positions. Besides employment, he obtained a post-graduate diploma in the area of company economy/company management. He has in-depth experience in the area of automation/robotics, optimization of processes, laser welding, logistics and procurement. For eight years, he led very successful production plants as an executive co-ordinator, in the area of surface refinement. Since 3rd June 2019, he has been the CEO of Ypsotec AG. In his leisure time, Daniel enjoys sporting activities in countryside.
Director Sales and Marketing
Relationship marketing is the program for Eduard Lysser. He obtained experience in sales and marketing in Switzerland, and abroad. As a skilled mechanic with further training as a TS technician, he developed and distributed tooling systems for automatic lathes as product manager and project manager. Besides employment, he obtained the qualification of Swiss certified sales manager, and led the sales department for a Swiss manufacturer of tools for grinding machines. More recently, he returned to the positions of the sales manager and company manager in the tools branch. Since October 2019, he has worked as the Ypsotec sales and marketing manager. In his leisure time, Eduard likes his natural surroundings, and he is an active archer.
Vural Gürel became interested in technology at an early age and earned his first pocket money with it. After completing his professional honour in a Swiss medical technology company, Vural gained several years of experience in the production of high-precision surgical instruments for medical technology according to ISO 13485.
Milling, grinding, assembling, jig making, finishing, surface treatment, deburring, honing and process optimisation, including the introduction of apprentices, are among his strengths.
He has broadened and deepened his knowledge with further training to become an Expert of Production with a
Federal Diploma of Higher Education. He will now use his extensive experience in sales to the benefit of all concerned.In his free time, Vural enjoys riding his motorbike, travelling and being in nature.
Roman Straumann started his professional career with an apprenticeship as a Polymechanic at Ypsotec AG.
The focus of the training was milling on 3/5 axis milling machines. After successfully completing his apprenticeship, Roman moved internally to the work preparation department. There he gained additional experience in turning, grinding, vibratory grinding, finishing and surface treatment over several years. Now Roman applies his knowledge as a technical salesman for Ypsotec's customers, generating added value.
Currently, Roman is continuing his education to become a technical salesman in order to meet the versatile demands in every respect.
In his free time, Roman likes to spend his time doing everything around football and traveling to new places.
As a person responsible for production, technology, logistics and procurement, Piero Tschanz is zealous when it comes to challenges. Approximately 35 years ago, he finished his basic education as a lathe operator - mechanic, then technically and commercially developed himself in multi-annual education programs with a state examination, and became a proud expert. He is pleased to have brought his in-depth knowledge to Ypsotec since September 2013. Multi-annual professional experience in a variety of leading positions in the automotive industry and with watch production industry suppliers has sharpened his view of the whole and complexity of production. Economic thinking has become a matter of course. He spends his leisure time with his family and dog. To balance his working and personal life, he loves going to the mountains and mountain biking there. However, Piero's real passion is passive enjoyment of ice hockey, as well as active camping.
As the person responsible for all finance and accounting, human resources and administration, "numbers" and "people" are the focus of Christian Brun's actions.
Christian has many years of experience in the areas of finance and human resources, IT, insurance and foundations. While working, he continued his education to become a federally certified accountant and HR specialist with a professional certificate. After his training as a federally certified accountant, he worked for more than 25 years as a CFO in the IT industry as well as in the construction an engineering sectors.
Christian very much appreciates the personal contact with people and the opportunity to develop something together.
Christian likes to spend his free time with his family. His hobbies include squash, skiing, carnival, nature and gardening.
With a keen interest in technology and automation, Nando Rieben began his apprenticeship as a CNC lathe operator in 2014 and gained further experience in turned parts production in the following years. Working in production with various CNC sliding headstock lathes (Swiss type), his curiosity about the processes involved in manufacturing, as well as contacts with customers and suppliers, grew. Through the extra-occupational training as a technical businessman followed in the fall of 2022 the entry at Ypsotec in the activities in the customer service / sales office.
Nando is constantly expanding and deepening his skills and is supplementing these with additional further training to become a qualified business economist HF.
Nando likes to spend his free time with sports and ice hockey.
Quality Control Manager
Fritz Leuenberger's philosophy is as follows: Always fulfil the customer's quality requirements. He started his profession life with a mechanic's apprenticeship at Sulzer AG in Zuchwil. For the next 15 years, he collected experience in the area of quality as an autonomous supervisor and deputy line supervisor. After transferring to Gewinde Ziegler AG, where his duties also included tasks in the area of goods receipt and testing devices management, he learned that the quality area was the challenge calling for him. Therefore, he graduated at SAQ (Swiss Association for Quality) as a quality supervisor. In 2003, he transferred to Ypsomed in Burgdorf (Ypsotec's parent company) as the quality supervisor, where he took his next steps as a quality professional: as QS deputy manager, Q-assistant in education, test planning and testing devices checks team manager. Since April 2010, he has been employed in Ypsotec. At first, he worked as the team manager for test planning, checks of testing devices and 3D-measuring devices, as well as quality deputy manager, and since October 2019, quality control manager in Grenchen and in Tábor. In his leisure time, Fritz loves touring with his labrador in the Swiss mountains.
During her apprenticeship as a commercial clerk, Ms Renfer realised that she was drawn to human resources. At the beginning of 2017, she trained as a professional trainer to gain her first experience in human resources. In 2019, she successfully completed further training to become a human resources administrator. As she is a very open-minded, outgoing and extroverted person, she enjoys working for and with employees.
In her free time, she enjoys travelling and getting to know other cultures and places.
For Stefan Hirschi, customer service is the basis for success. He is a skilled machine drawer/designer, he worked in this position for 13 years in the mechanical and metalworking industry. Then, he transferred to customer service, where he fulfilled the wishes and needs of renowned watches producers for eleven years. Since September 2018, he has been employed in Ypsotec customer service. In-depth expertise in technology and sales means that he is competent with everyday market requirements. Stefan's hobby is aquaria.
Constructive supplier relationships in line with customer needs are the big challenges in purchasing. Therefore, a supplier relationship based on trust is central to ensuring the needs and goals of the company.
Mr. Salvatore Nicolosi has acquired experience in project purchasing and demand planning on the one hand for cabin superstructures for rail vehicles and on the other hand in the watch industry.
After completing his professional education as a car body mechanic, Salvatore trained as a Technical Business Manager and later as a Business Economist NDS HF.
Good wine with a gourmet meal or excursions to historic sports car meetings and bicycling are part of his leisure time.
As a technical purchaser, Marco Flury appreciates and cultivates an open and honest collaboration with internal requesters as well as with suppliers.
He is responsible for operational and strategic purchasing. He acquired his technical understanding through his professional honour as a polymechanic-toolmaker. Through his further education as a federally certified process specialist and his studies as a business economist NDS, Marco gained a broad knowledge of the administrative activities of a company. He was able to consolidate and expand his knowledge in his professional activities such as PPS, CRM, EK, project management and most recently as Head of Logistics.
Marco spends his free time with his family, by skiing and biking.
General Manager Tábor
With his exemplary career and one of the best educations, Miroslav Lacha joined Ypsotec. As an electrical engineering graduate with consequent studies of economy and MBA in the Czech Technical University Sheffield Hallam, he has gained extensive expertise in large companies, such as Robert Bosch, Freudenberg Mektec, Ingersoll-Rand, and Prym Consumer in the Czech Republic, with experience and management, which has been duly applied by him at Ypsotec since October 2018. In his leisure time, Miroslav has a thirst for knowledge, and enjoys his natural surroundings and endurance sports, such as mountain biking.
Versatility and technique have always been key to Petr's career. He graduated from university as a mechanical and electrical engineer. In the UK, he attended English language courses, and trained in the area of auditing and quality management. After training in the army, he worked in various industrial companies in the Czech Republic, and gradually, he learnt how to develop his skills, from quality manager to mechanical engineering manager in the plastic industry. Since May 2019, he has been the production manager in Tábor. In his leisure time too, his passion is his technical background, as he lovingly restores cars. He recharges his batteries with his family and dog in the countryside.
Customer Service Tábor
From Haute Couture to complex components - no problem for this textile expert with school education. Zdena Žižková spent the first years of her professional life in the textile branch, and worked her way up the ladder, from production to expert officer. Since 2010, she has been employed by Ypsotec in customer service, and has a wide portfolio of tasks: in addition to sales, it includes customs documentation, transport documents and communication with customers. In her leisure time, Zdena loves life with her family, and recharges her batteries with sport and gardening.
Customer Service Tabor
Veronika graduated from a hotel school with a high school diploma and worked briefly as a waitress. After her parental leave, she was responsible for customer service in a medium-sized German plastics company. She expanded her education by studying administrative and social work by distance learning, which she applied as a social worker in a municipal office.
In the spring of 2022, she joined Ypsotec as a customer service officer.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, nature walks, and leisure activities with her children, especially attending children's summer camp.
Human Resources Tabor
Veronika Čapková has a very refined way of dealing with people and working with numbers. She started her career working for a service provider where she could offer personal advice to customers. She then expanded her experience by working in administration, where she was responsible for controlling, ordering and invoicing. Since January 2013, she has been responsible for the areas of personnel and accounting at Ypsotec. Veronika is a very open, family person who enjoys going for walks in the fresh air, surrounded by nature.
Supply Chain Manager
Jan Bartoš' family is at the centre of his profession activities. He collected experience for 16 years in his family company, focussing on production, commerce, and international transport. He joined Ypsotec in 2018, in order to further develop and use his acquired skills. He supplements his non-technical university education (management and marketing) by engaging in all company activities, including the production department. He works in Ypsotec in the purchase area, and looks forward to new challenges every day. Jan spends his leisure time with his family, in his natural surroundings.
He began his career by studying mechanical engineering. He then gained experience in machining, welding, programming and inspection in engineering companies. Subsequently, he extended his education by studying social law in order to work in the public administration on issues relating to devices for disabled persons, where he was involved in technical assessments of such devices and in a drafting of relevant legislation.
Tomas has been working for Ypsotec since 2015, where he gradually passed through all positions in the quality department and gained great experience not only in the areas of quality inspection, measuring equipment, inspection planning, 3D measuring technology, but also with leading a team.
He spends his free time with his family or building his family house. He also enjoys forestry and hiking.