Ulrich Kanter

Executive Vice President
Head of Operations and IT

1963, German citizen,
Member since joining Tecan in 2014

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Ulrich Kanter, Executive Vice President, Head of Operations and IT

Ulrich is Tecan’s Head of Operations and IT, with responsibility for all manufacturing sites globally and the global IT infrastructure. He joined Tecan as a member of the Management Board and Head of Development & Operations in July 2014.

Before joining Tecan, Ulrich worked in various areas and held diverse positions with increasing management responsibility at Roche Diagnostics from 2000-2014. He was General Manager and Head of Research & Development in Graz, Austria, from 2007, with responsibility for the entire value chain of blood gas and electrolyte analysis systems for this Roche division.

From 1995 to 2000, Ulrich was Vice President Operations and Global Supply Chain Manager at AVL Medizintechnik and, following the acquisition of the company by Roche Diagnostics, he was responsible for the integration of the Graz site as well as all business activities in the Roche Group. Between 1987 and 1995, Ulrich Kanter worked for companies in the Heraeus Group.

Ulrich is a graduate mechanical engineer (Berufsakademie Mannheim, Germany). He also completed a course of studies in business administration (Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie at the J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany).

Professional background (most recent positions)

2000 – 2014

Roche Diagnostics, diverse positions with increasing management responsibility

2007 – 2014

General Manager and Head of Research & Development in Graz, Austria, with responsibility for the entire value chain of blood gas and electrolyte analysis systems for Roche Diagnostics.

In addition, since 2011, as Transfer Manager Graz responsible for managing close down activities of site and transfer of business activities.

2006 – 2007

Senior Vice President, Research & Development and Site Manager Graz

2000 – 2005

Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Site Manager Graz

1995 – 2000

Vice President, Operations and Global Supply Chain Manager, AVL Medizintechnik (acquired by Roche Diagnostics in 2000)

1989 – 1995

Heraeus Instruments

1992 – 1995

Director of Operation Room Lights

1989 – 1992

Manager for Production Planning

1987 – 1989

W.C. Heraeus, Assistant to Production Manager