Dr. Christian Brönnimann, CEO

Christian Brönnimann

Under the direction of Christian Brönnimann, our chief executive officer, DECTRIS has become the number one supplier of scientific X-ray detectors in only 10 years. Today, Christian possesses even greater visions of future applications for our detector technology.

  • 1996: Ph.D. in Physics
  • 1997-2001: Research scientist at Paul Scherrer Institute, working on pixel detector development for synchrotron applications
  • 2001-2006: Head of Swiss Light Source detector group, project leader of the PILATUS project
  • 2006: Founder and CEO of DECTRIS Ltd.
  • Winner of numerous instrumental and entrepreneurial awards


Andreas Borner, CFO

Before joining DECTRIS, Andreas Borner, our chief financial officer, helped manage several high-tech small/medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Heading both our finance and information technology (IT) departments, he ensures smooth operation of the company.

  • 1999: M.A. in Economics
  • 1999-2001: Sales Backoffice, Informatics, diAx, Sunrise, Switzerland
  • 2001-2010: CFO, Chemspeed Technologies AG, Switzerland
  • 2010-2012: COO, Chemspeed Technologies AG, Switzerland
  • 2012: Joins DECTRIS Ltd. as CFO, responsible for Finance, Purchasing & IT
  • 2014: Member of the executive board

Markus Willimann, Head of Production

Markus Willimann leads our production team. DECTRIS is the biggest company in the world capable of producing HPC detectors on an industrial scale.

  • 2003 -2012: Beamline Engineer at Swiss Light Source (Synchrotron), Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
  • 2012: Joins DECTRIS Ltd. as Head of Production
  • 2014: Member of the executive board

Dr. Clemens Schulze-Briese, CSO

Clemens Schulze-Briese

More than 20 years of synchrotron experience help Clemens Schulze-Briese, our chief scientific officer, understand our customers and applications. He works with our marketing and sales teams to advance X-ray science, while providing optimal service and support for the community.

  • 1994: Ph.D. in Physics
  • 1995-2001: Research scientist at Paul Scherrer Institute, working on X-ray instrumentation and crystallographic methods development, responsible for design and construction of the Swiss Light Source (SLS) PX beamlines
  • 2001-2008: Head of the SLS MX group 
  • 2008-2010: Head of SLS Laboratory for Macromolecules and Bioimaging 
  • 2010: Joins DECTRIS Ltd. as CSO and Head of Marketing and Sales

Dr. Matthias Schneebeli, Head of Product Development

Matthias Schneebeli has driven the development of our detectors with unswerving passion since 2007. His team has delivered the world’s fastest X-ray camera and the largest cadmium telluride (CdTe) HPC detector.

  • 2008: Ph.D. in Physics
  • 2008: Joins DECTRIS Ltd.
  • 2010: Head of Product Development
  • 2014: Member of the executive board