Author of around 100 awarded international patents, which have been developed on their own to the production stage and marketed or exploited on a license basis (International Property Rights). Five years as a Business Unit Manager focussing particularly on R & D in a subsidiary of the US corporation AMF Stanford Connecticut. Many years of experience in innovation management, plus specific know-how in the field of snow sports products.
Kaufmann EFZ (MBA – Business Admin.) and snow sports instructor for Swiss Snowsports, trilingual (German, English, French). Many years of experience as a ski instructor at Wengen Ski School, major involvement in the set up of the European sales operation for American mountain bike components.
Instructor at Swiss Indoor Skiing Interlaken, Product Management Crossblades
Dipl. Industrial Designer HGKZ; owner and Managing Director of i-Design AG, Biberist according to i-design.ch; solid experience from the design of over 500 products, several dozen of which have won international awards. i-design AG supports innovative solutions from the idea to production with a high level of technological expertise and a state-of-the-art infrastructure. Michael Koch lectures part-time at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, on the subject of Industrial Design.
Examination expert in the training of ski and Telemark instructors. Technical Director of the largest private ski school in Switzerland with around 40 ski instructors according to stoked.com.
Chief instructor at Swiss Indoor Skiing Interlaken. Author of the study about skiing on the Skirollteppich.
Business Administration (EFZ – Swiss Certificate of Competence) with additional training as an IT specialist. Highly skilled in complex financial accounting up to the annual accounts. Reliable experience in the management of addresses and donations based on many years of working for an international company. Training in photography and image editing and design. Comprehensive knowledge of Excel. Languages: German, French and English, good knowledge of Spanish. Long periods abroad in the United States and South America.
Business economist and marketing expert. Many years of experience working at a well-known outdoor company. Owner and CEO of a photo agency for 15 years. Management and consultation services for participants of extreme sports.
Languages: German, English, French