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Change at the top of innovAARE AG, the operating company of (Switzerland Innovation) Park Innovaare in Villigen. The Board of Directors has elected Mr. Robert Rudolph as the new CEO, who will take office at the beginning of April 2023.
Retiring CEO Dr. Benno Rechsteiner is leaving Park Innovaare at his own request to take on a new challenge. Rechsteiner has been leading innovAARE AG since June 2018 and has contributed significantly to achieving important milestones for the innovation park: In summer 2019, an investor for the new construction of Park Innovaare was found in the form of the CPV/CAP pension fund, after which the groundbreaking ceremony for the building complex could already be celebrated in autumn of the same year. Under Rechsteiner's leadership, the development and expansion of the innovation campus followed, where numerous promising companies have already settled. With Robert Rudolph, the management of Park Innovaare has a new and well-known face. Rudolph was already employed in the past as Head of Technology Transfer at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and was most recently responsible for the topics of digitalization, innovation, research, and start-ups as a member of the Executive Board of the industry association Swissmem. In this role, he became a profound expert on the Swiss innovation landscape as well as the needs of industry with regard to research and development.
Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Christian Brönnimann thanks Rechsteiner for his successful work in setting up the Park Innovaare generation project. "Thanks to Benno Rechsteiner's commitment in terms of finding investors, the groundbreaking ceremony for the park was realized and the first buildings were erected on a total area of 38,000sqm. With Robert Rudolph, we now have a CEO at the helm whose contacts reach far into the industry. We are convinced that Rudolph will lead the Park Innovaare into a successful future!"