Markus è diventato Presidente di Leica Microsystems il 1 luglio 2015. Dal 2011 ha ricoperto il ruolo di Vicepresidente nel settore Global Sales & Customer Support presso Sciex.
Prima di lavorare per il Gruppo Danaher Markus è stato responsabile Globa Sales & Service presso CareStream, gestendo un gruppo di oltre 2000 società collegate. In precedenza Markus ha lavorato per 21 anni presso la Siemens Healthcare, lavorando per metà mandato negli Stati Uniti e per il restante in Germania. In Siemens ha ricoperto diversi ruoli commerciali e tecnici, acquisendo una responsabilità sempre maggiore.
Markus si è laureato in ingegneria elettronica alla HTBLA di Innsbruck, Austria.
Melanie Hammerschmidt-Broman è entrata a far parte di Leica Microsystems nell'aprile 2008 in veste di Direttore Contabile LMS & LBS, prima di diventare Direttore Finanza, Pianificazione e Analisi LMS nell'aprile 2012. Nei tre anni precedenti Melanie ha avuto un ruolo chiave nel creare il team di Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) accrescendo le partnership finanziarie di LMS.
Prima di entrare in Leica Melanie è stata Direttore Finanziario presso un produttore di materiali per rivestimento e prima ancora, si è fatta le ossa in campo finanziario lavorando nel settore bancario e manifatturiero di semiconduttori, in Germania e USA.
Melanie si è diplomata all'Accademia di lingue e comunicazione di Stoccarda e laureata in finanza alla University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Si è unito a Leica Microsystems nel gennaio 2016, in qualità di Vicepresidente della divisione Life Sciences. Nei due anni precedenti Fedja ha lavorato presso la Cambridge Epigenetix LTD, in veste di CEO. Prima di occupare questa posizione ha lavorato per due anni nella società Sciex del Gruppo Danaher, sviluppando con successo i team di vendita e assistenza ai clienti per EMEA e India. Prima di lavorare in Danaher, Fedja ha ricoperto diverse posizioni di General Manager, BU e vendite presso la PerkinElmer (Italia) e in India, USA e GB.
Ha iniziato la sua carriera come ricercatore scientifico a Cambridge, presso l'Istituto di fisiologia animale, dove ha approfondito le sue conoscenze sulla microscopia avanzata, acquistando e utilizzando 5 microscopi confocali. Fedja si è laureato in ingegneria e ha frequentato un dottorato di ricerca in fisiologia cellulare.
Beate Berns joined Leica as Vice President Global Human Resources in March 2017. She brings significant expertise across the full spectrum of HR, change management and HR consulting from working in leading global IT/professional services companies for over 20 years.
Beate joins us from Avanade, where she has performed a variety of HR leadership roles, most recently as Vice President, Human Resources Europe, during the past 4 years. Beate started her career with Accenture, where she was responsible for all people-related aspects of outsourcing, shared services and M&A engagements.
Beate holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz as well as additional professional qualifications in leadership coaching, training and languages.
Gerald Nitsch joined Leica beginning of 2018 as Vice President Applied Microscopy. Gerald adds more than 25 years of experience in optical precision instruments and technologies to Leica.
In his most recent assignment, Gerald served as CEO of Sensofar, a global leader in the 3D surface metrology and automated inspection space. Gerald holds a Master degree in mechanical engineering.
Andreas Hecker è diventato membro di Leica Microsystems nel marzo 2004, in qualità di ingegnere progettista nel settore ottico. Ha lavorato poi come Senior Project Manager per gli stabilimenti di Wetzlar e Mannheim prima di diventare Direttore per lo sviluppo del software presso la Life Science Division nel 2009.
Tra il 2011 e il 2013 è stato anche Direttore R&S nel reparto di patologia digitale presso Leica Biosystems e Global Director per lo sviluppo del software presso Leica Microsystems. Nell'agosto 2014 ha assunto la posizione di Vicepresidente per la Ricerca & Sviluppo globale.
Andreas ha conseguito un dottorato di ricerca in fisica all'Università di Bochum, in Germania. Dopo aver conseguito il dottorato in fisica e spettroscopia laser ha guidato un piccolo team di microscopia a scansione laser nel settore IR, all'università.
Maxim Mamin joined Leica in October 2016 as Vice President Medical Division.
Maxim comes from Siemens Healthcare where he worked in a number of leadership positions and countries for the last 18 years including Russia, Germany, Singapore, South Korea and Malaysia. Most recently, Maxim served as Managing Director for the commercial organization of Siemens Healthcare in Malaysia with full P&L responsibility for the entire portfolio spanning from Imaging to Lab Diagnostics.
Maxim's background is in Medicine and he holds two Medical Degrees from Ludwig-Maximilians University and Moscow Medical Academy. Additionally, he has two MBA degrees from the University of California in Los Angeles and Singapore University.
Marc Orellou joined Leica Microsystems in December 2015 as Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance (RA/QA).
Marc brings broad RA/QA knowledge and experience from the Medical Device industry. He comes from LivaNova where he held a number of global Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance leadership roles with increasing responsibilities over the past 8 years. Marc served most recently as VP Quality Assurance for the Cardiac Rhythm Management business unit (implantable pacemakers and defibrillators) of LivaNova. Prior to this, Marc began his career with GE Healthcare in various Regulatory Affairs, Quality / Six Sigma, and R&D roles in France (X-ray Mammography) and in the US (Computed Tomography and Surgical Navigation).
Marc holds a master’s degree in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.
Marcela Kirberger joined Leica Microsystems (LMS) as Chief Counsel in 2017. Prior to joining LMS, Marcela was at Sandoz International (a Division of Novartis) where she most recently held the position of Global Head of Legal for the Biopharma business unit and was responsible for the unit’s global legal strategy, including sales and marketing, medical affairs, market access, business development, licensing, clinical development programs and legal regulatory affairs. Prior to that role, Marcela was the Global Compliance Officer at Sandoz where, along with her team, she pioneered a broad upgrade to the governance framework as well as many culture and awareness initiatives. Marcela also held several senior legal roles in different Novartis companies while gaining extensive experience in the US, Latin America, Europe and, Asia. Marcela holds a legal JD from the Catholic University of Argentina and a JD from Rutgers University, School of Law-Newark, with Honors.
Bruno joined Leica Microsystems as the Vice President, Global Marketing and DBS in 2018. Bruno comes from Merck KGaA, Life Science, where he was most recently Vice President, Global Commercial Head for both the Diagnostic segment and the Tissue Diagnostic portfolio. Bruno brings with him over 20 years of international experience and in-depth knowledge of the academic, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, and chemical markets for research, development, quality control, and manufacturing applications covering immunoassays, immunohistochemistry, genomics, flow cytometry, filtration, microbiology, water purification, and service products. Bruno has built his impressive career spanning general management, marketing, sales, service, OEM, product management, and R&D leadership roles within both customer-centric and/or product-centric organizations. He started his career at Millipore, which then became part of Merck KGaA, a few years ago. Bruno holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
Markus Limberger joined Leica Microsystems on September 1st 2018 from Leica Camera AG where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the past 7 years. In his role he was responsible for R&D, Quality Management, Procurement and Customer Service, and he successfully ran global Operations with impressive manufacturing sites in Wetzlar and Portugal. Markus is a very experienced leader in every angle of Optics and Digital Imaging as he built the foundation to his successful career at Rodenstock/ Qioptiq. Markus was heading global Operations focusing on the end-markets Medical Devices, Industrial applications and Semiconductor before he moved to Wetzlar in 2007 where he became managing director of a leading supplier in the optical industry and later joined Leica Camera as their COO. Markus holds a master degree in business engineering from the University of Karlsruhe.
Mark Wetzel joined Leica in November 2018 as Vice President, Global Service.
In his role, Mark is responsible for our Service go-to-market strategy and offerings, delivery models and resource allocation needs, standardizing and improving our after sales processes globally, and get Service to the next level of excellence and customer experience. Mark is an experienced business leader who joined Leica from SCIEX, which he joined in 2009 and where he held the role of Vice President, Global DBS. He was responsible for the effective deployment of DBS for SCIEX and Phenomenex in all functions and regions and for driving results through continuous improvement across the business. Mark has led the successful transitions of both the Phenomenex and IDBS businesses to Danaher.
Besides his DBS expertise, Mark brings a strong business management, operations and Information Technology background within and prior to his career at Danaher.
Christine Munz joined Leica Microsystems in January 2019 as Vice President Life Science. Christine joined us from Roche Diagnostics, where she has built her career over the last 18 years.
In her last role as Life Cycle Leader for Glucose Monitoring Systems business Christine was in charge of creating and delivering the global portfolio strategy, as well as managing the entire product development lifecycle from ideation to product development and commercialization. She successfully led international business teams in the US and Germany. Prior to that, Christine held different commercial leadership roles for various geographies, including being the Regional Business Leader Applied Science for Asia Pacific, based out of China.
Christine holds a PhD in Cell and Tumor Biology from the University of Heidelberg (German Cancer Research Center - DKFZ) and a Diploma in Molecular Biology from the University in Freiburg.