Light. Insight. Life.
We create healthcare impact through enabling light-created insights.
To In Vitro Diagnostics and Life Sciences instrument manufacturers seeking to improve healthcare outcomes, Volpi is the optoelectronics innovator that enables leaps in measurement accuracy through its proven performance, individualized approach, and enabling solutions.
We are here to help create a positive impact on people’s health.
How we deliver on that mission
We create healthcare impact through light-created insights.
For whom we deliver
For In Vitro Diagnostics and Life Sciences instrument manufacturers seeking to improve healthcare outcomes, we are THE optoelectronics innovator that enables leaps in measurement accuracy.
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One partner for a range of smart ecosystems.
Volpi offers tailored ecosystem solutions based on a broad, continuously expanding spectrum of services, OEM solutions, hardware, optical measurement modules, PMO and development production, warehousing and quality assurance – it all happens here.Explore Expertise »
Building trust – one solution at a time.
With Swiss roots dating back nearly 70 years, Volpi has been a supplier to many of the world's leading diagnostic and life sciences companies for more than a decade. We work closely with instrument manufacturers to create groundbreaking optoelectronic modules that enable increased reliability, greater precision, and broader test menus.Explore Case Studies »
At Volpi, our expertise in optoelectronics begins with our expert team. Learn how each of our leaders supports our commitment to customers, healthcare providers and the patients they care for.
Christoph Dürmüller serves as Volpi’s Chairman of the Board since July 2018 and he has joined the Board of Directors in 2008. He is also senior partner of Zühlke group and most recently served as CEO of Zühlke Management Consultants AG. Before, Mr. Dürmüller held other executive management positions at Novartis and ABB. Mr. Dürmüller holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss federal institute of technology in Zurich, Switzerland and an Executive MBA from St. Gallen University, Switzerland.
Max Kunz is CEO sales & strategy of Volpi, which he has acquired in 2007. Before he held international business management and sales positions focused on electrical engineering and consulting at ABB AG and Zühlke AG. Mr. Kunz holds a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, USA.
Christoph Bohli is CEO R&D & Operations, Chief Financial Officer and board member of Volpi, which he joined by February 2018. He has been appointed to Volpi’s Board of Directors in 2007 and was Chairman of the Board until June 2015. Prior to joining Volpi’s executive team, Mr. Bohli was head of cash equity sales Switzerland at Credit Suisse AG, held senior research positions at Bank Sarasin AG and Berenberg Bank AG, and was auditing manager at Ernst & Young AG. He holds a Bachelor in Business Economics from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland.
Stephen Chabot is COO for the group since he joined Volpi in mid-2018 and leads global operations. Most recently, he was Vice President Operations for INFICON, Inc., a global provider of instrumentation for the semiconductor, display, and environmental markets where Mr. Chabot was responsible for customer service, supply chain, manufacturing, logistics, quality and process engineering. Before he has held leadership roles at PwC and ITT Industries. Mr. Chabot holds an MBA and BBA from St. Bonaventure University, USA.
Markus Rinderknecht is Director of Engineering & PMO. He joined Volpi in July 2019. Before, Mr Rinderknecht worked for various companies as development engineer, team leader and project manager, among them Roche Diagnostics and QIAGEN Instruments. Mr. Rinderknecht holds a bachelor degree in electrical engineering and an executive master in business engineering.
Ulrich Stärker is CTO for the group since 2013, and he has joined Volpi in 2011. Before Mr. Stärker worked in different functions at SPECTROsolutions AG, covering spectrometer requirements engineering, development and industrialization to production transfer into a high-volume production line from miniaturized modules at Hamamatsu Photonics in Japan. Mr. Stärker holds an MSc. in physical chemistry from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and has specialized in the field of experimental analysis of structural to property correlations of fluorescence dyes used in biomedical applications.
Simon Langhart is Head of Sales & Marketing, in this role he leads the global Business Development, Key Account Management and Marketing teams and is a member of Volpi’s Executive Management team. He joined the Volpi Business Development team in 2018 and was promoted to his current role in January 2020. Prior to joining Volpi, Simon worked for Altran, providing technology consulting for global pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics companies, and QIAGEN, where he worked in a variety of global positions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland.
Thomas Trachsler is Head of PMO. He has joined Volpi in March 2010. Before, he worked for various international companies, among them Agilent Technologies, as development engineer, project manager, product manager and sales manager. Mr. Trachsler holds a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering.
Ella Wheeler Director Global Quality & Regulatory. She joined Volpi in October 2019. For the previous 14 years she worked at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in roles of increased responsibility across multiple Quality areas (Performance, Assignment and Release, Product Support, Complaint Handling Unit and Process Innovation). Ella holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (Romania), M.S. in Clinical Chemistry (RIT) and a M.S. in Macromolecular Chemistry (LSU). In addition, she is PMP and SSGB certified.
Christoph DürmüllerChairman of the Board
Max KunzCEO Sales & Strategy
Christoph BohliCEO R&D and Operations
Stephen ChabotChief Operations Officer
Markus RinderknechtDirector of Engineering & PMO
Ulrich StärkerChief Technology Officer
Simon LanghartHead of Sales and Marketing
Thomas TrachslerHead of PMO
Ella WheelerDirector Global Quality & Regulatory
Volpi’s development and manufacturing sites are conveniently located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland, canton Zurich (Schlieren), and within the USA optics cluster in and around Rochester, NY (Auburn, NY).
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