Our Speakers

Dr. Helmut Schweigart

Head of Reliability & Surfaces

Helmut Schweigart obtained his doctorate for research into the reliability of electronic sub-assemblies, and he has been employed at ZESTRON Europe since the early days of the company. At present, he is responsible for Technology Development. He is also a member of the Board of Management at GfKORR (Gesellschaft für Korrosionsschutz - a company specialising in corrosion inhibitors) as well as an active member of GUS (Gesellschaft für Umweltsimulation - an environmental simulation company) and of the IPC.

Stefan Strixner

Principal Engineer

Stefan Strixner studied Technical Chemistry and has been assisting operators since the business division ZESTRON was founded. He has managed responsibly the installation of several hundred cleaning processes. Among other things, he advises and supports the sales partners as well as subsidiaries in Europe and Asia. He was co-responsible for setting up the technical centres at the global locations of ZESTRON and took charge here of the on-site induction and training of the employees with posts of responsibility at those locations.

Dr. Markus Meier

Senior Technology Analyst

After his study of chemistry at the Technical University Munich, Markus Meier worked among others on the ageing of cement and earned a PhD on the topic crystallization of cement-hydrate-phases under microgravity conditions. He is experienced in the areas interfacial chemistry and surface analytics. At ZESTRON Europe, he works in the field of Technology Development in which he is responsible for the coordination of research projects as well as the organization of technology coachings.

Freddy Gilbert

Technology Analyst

Freddy Gilbert studied material sciences at the Graduate School of engineering of the University of Montpellier and the Technical University of Berlin. In his position as Technology Analyst in the ZESTRON Reliability & Surfaces team, he organises and conducts Technology Coachings focused on failure analysis, surface analysis as well as risk assessment.

Bertrand Thimmesch

Senior Process Engineer

Bertrand Thimmesch is a chemical engineer and he possesses extensive experience in the provision of advice and support to customers in respect of all cleaning processes associated with electronics manufacture. For many years, he has been responsible in applications technology at ZESTRON Europe for the French market, and for francophone customers.

Martin Mattes

Senior Process Engineer

As Senior Process Engineer, Mr. Mattes is responsible for technical customer support in Southern Germany. His core tasks are the development, optimization and control of cleaning processes for electronics production. At workshops and conferences Mr. Mattes also shares his knowledge about reliability and cleanliness in electronics production.

Christina Eifert

Technology Analyst & Training Coordinator

Christina Eifert graduated as an engineer in technical chemistry and has been with ZESTRON Europe for several years. She recently joined the Academy and Reliability & Surfaces team as a technology analyst. She conducts technology coaching on the subjects of risk assessment and surface and damage analysis. In addition, she is responsible for the preparation of the annual program, the coordination of events, the acquisition of speakers and the continuous quality assurance of training sessions and the general conditions.

Renate Berenyi

Senior Process Engineer

Renate Berenyi studied technical chemistry and has been on the team since the very first days of the company. With her 20 years of experience as a process engineer in applications technology, she advises and supports key accounts in Germany and Austria, and is an expert in all kinds of cleaning processes.