Ton Capella, who has successfully driven solid growth of Telstar’s brand in the Life Sciences market, will keep leading the company as Chairman of the Board
Azbil Telstar has appointed Jochen Dick, who has served the company as a Chief Operations Officer (COO) over the past two years, as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company.
Ton Capella, who has served both as CEO and Chairman of the company to the current date, will focus on his role of Chairman of the Board. Both appointments, which are effective 1st April 2017, have been carried out to address the new growth plans of the company.
Azbil Telstar, part of the azbil Group, is a company that develops high-technology solutions of engineering, construction, equipment and services for the life sciences market.
To strengthen the future global strategic position of the company and to guarantee a sustainable long-term growth, the new structure will be aligned to an efficient and reputational governance model by separating executive functions and governance functions in the framework of the global management model governing the listed azbil Group.
After the acquisition process carried out by azbil Group in 2013, Telstar has been leading the Life Science Engineering business division of the Japanese corporation, providing high-tech design, engineering and manufacturing processes with automation technologies.
“We will work cooperatively to boost Azbil Telstar to the next level. The separation of the functions of chairman and CEO is a milestone on this journey, which addresses the governance need for the future of the company”, says Jochen Dick, who also affirms that “the new stage will also be intended to strengthen the integration of customer focus in the entire company, as well as the creation of value for the customer and to support them with innovative and effective solutions.”
Jochen Dick graduated from the Technical University of Munich in Electrical Engineering and has a PhD in Electronics from Brunel University of London. From 1987 he worked for 27 years in a large multinational for the healthcare and medical industry. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Azbil Europe and working as an advisor for Azbil Corporation in Japan, besides carrying out his position as a COO and member of the Board of Directors at Azbil Telstar.
At the same time, Ton Capella, who has successfully driven the growth of Telstar’s brand and led the transition process throughout last years, will keep his role as a Chairman of Board, in addition to providing corporate support at this new strategic phase of the company, reinforced by an integrated governance structure.
“As a Chairman, I will be actively leading the company to meet the goals and challenges we have set in this new stage and to involve myself with my business knowledge for the success of Azbil Telstar”. Capella, who has a Degree in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC, Spain), has been in charge of the company as a CEO since 1994.
Azbil Telstar, one of the 10 major suppliers for the pharmaceutical industry, provides global and complete solutions in design, engineering, construction, process equipment and start-up, including turn key projects and critical installations. At the same time, Telstar is also able to offer integrated process solutions for the biopharmaceutical industry with in-house sterilisation, freeze drying, containment, process water & waste treatment, clean air and cold storage technologies.