FORA.tv Speaker - Volker Gass
Volker Gass completed his masterâ€™s degree in Microtechnology at EPFL in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Applied Micro-Systems Technologies at the University of NeuchÃ¢tel, Switzerland in 1994. He led Mecanex, a Swiss high-tech company active in the field of Aerospace Mechansims and, in 2004, was appointed a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences for his contributions to space applications. In 2008, Gass led the acquisition of SAAB Space and its subsidiary, Austrian Aerospace, and the following year was appointed head of Innovation and Products. He led the business team in the successful acquisition of Oerlikon Space and was responsible for Special Projects in the Marketing & Sales Organization of RUAG Space Switzerland, all the while maintaining strong ties to academia. He was closely involved with the creation of the Swiss Space Center in 2003 and was nominated Director in 2011.
03.22.12 | 01:42:31 min | 2,925 views | 0 comments