Nicollier's period of office will be remembered for the numerous significant achievements made during his tenure, including the opening of CSEM’s Sustainable Energy Center in 2013 and an EARTO Innovation Prize-winning machine capable of producing personalized skin. It also extends to the launch of Tissot’s first smartwatch, the T-Touch Connect Solar, which has exceptional autonomy thanks to its solar dial and ultra-low-power operating system, both of which were developed at CSEM.
“With Alexandre Pauchard now at the helm, CSEM’s path towards outstanding success has continued, despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic over the past two years and Switzerland's exclusion from the Horizon Europe program,” Nicollier continues. “CSEM’s teams have well and truly proven their skills as catalysts for innovation, accelerating Switzerland's industrial competitiveness. This is something I am very proud of,” concludes Nicollier.
On behalf of CSEM, Alexandre Pauchard, CEO, made the following statement of thanks: “It was and still is a huge honor to work with Claude Nicollier as the Chairperson of the Board. With his NASA-inspired leadership style, Claude ensures every team member can carry out their role and bring their individual experience to the table. His goal is to make sure that everyone can freely express themselves, which leads to fruitful and rewarding collaborations.”