Change in CTO Function

Romeo Premerlani succeeds Hans Schmassmann - “After a perfect handover to my successor I have the privilege to retire in good health. I know my team in good hands!” These were his words when Hans Schmassmann passed on the technical responsability of Varioprint AG to Romeo Premerlani. Hans Schmassmann leaves behind a powerful Engineering Department, that consists of an applications team of six and a product- and process-engineering team of nine employees.

From the first of January 2015 Romeo Premerlani will be the head of the technical team. In the following portrait we would like to introduce the new member of the company management to you Romeo Premerlani , who was born in Davos in 1965, began his professional career with an apprenticeship as a telecommunications- and electronics- systems technician, today’s electronics engineer. He then built up his professional experience in various testing laboratories in the areas of telecommunication and transport- security technology, before following his late calling and studying and graduating as a bachelor in communications engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Basel.

The academic years were followed by the first position as applications engineer in the area of high-frequency technology at HUBER+ SUHNER, an internationally operating company. This position allowed him to gain experience in various leading functions in countries like Sweden , Israel, Brazil and China, where Romeo Premerlani moved in the divisions of Technology, IT, Sales and Product Management and perfected his technical education in 2010 with an EMBA degree in entrepreneurship.

During an innovation initiative of the HUBER+SUHNER company in 2001 when Romeo Premerlani headed a prototype development and the following development of a 60GHz Gigabit transmission link, close contacts with Varioprint AG company were generated and intensified. His professional and personal qualifications, his work experience in the area of high frequency technology as well as his interpersonal skills to motivate our team to top performances, were decisive for the employment of Romeo Premerlani.

Romeo Premerlani is married, with two teenage daughters and besides volunteering in club functions, he also holds a political mandate in the canton Appenzell Innerrhoden. In the army he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and is a member of the WEF core staff and the Ter liaisons staff of the canton Grisons. He finds his balance in outdoor sports activities, in skiing and playing ice hockey in winter; whereas cycling, swimming, inline skating, hiking and long-distance trekking dominate his free-time activities in summer.

We wish Romeo Premerlani great satisfaction in his new responsibility. Owing to his expert know-how and his experience, we are convinced that our company will continue the future-oriented technological development to offer you custom-tailored solutions. Romeo Premerlani and his team are looking forward to your contact.

Romeo Premerlani suceeds Hans Schmassmann