Advisory council

SOPAT Board - Foundation for further development and success

The board is one of the most important instruments of SOPAT GmbH. It supports the management in its strategic direction and serves as an intense discussion partner. In this capability, specific questions as to the company practice, as well as long term development themes in the areas of technology, application, and M&A are discussed, in order to further position SOPAT as a strong partner for industry, research, and science.

“At the same time, the intense dialog allows the members of the board to remain watchful, in order to reflect on new developments in company strategy, offer other perspectives, and reach optimal decisions.
Due to the expert knowledge of many years possessed by the members of the board, the way is clear to tackle new projects and paths.”

Members of the SOPAT board:

Prof. Dr. Bernd Sachweh

Vice President – Fine Particle Technology & Particle Characterization | BASF SE

Prof. Dr. Bernd Sachweh

 Vice President – Fine Particle Technology & Particle Characterization | BASF SE 

 Since 2009, Prof. Dr. Bernd Sachweh has been Vice President for Fine Particle Technology & Particle Characterization at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Deutschland. In addition, he is the chairman of the VDI-GVC section on technical processes and the ProcessNet section on particle measurement technology. At ProcessNet, this has to do with a cooperation of the companies DECHEMA and VDI-GVC, that organize their activity in production technology, chemical engineering, and technical chemistry. Through his long career experience and his unquenchable thirst for knowledge, backed up through doctoral Habilitation, and teaching positions in the area of particle technology, he is an indispensable member of the SOPAT board.

Dr. Ansor Gäbler

Head R&D Components ST | Sulzer Chemtech Ltd.

Dr. Ansor Gäbler 

 Head R&D Components ST | Sulzer Chemtech Ltd.

 After completing his doctorate at the Technical University of Berlin in the field of process technology on the topic of “”Liquid-liquid Dispersions in stir reactors””, he began suggesting developments in separation technology at Sulzer Chemtech Ltd in Winterthur, Switzerland. He assumed leadership of the R&D section “”Packing, Separator and Mixing Technology”” in 2012. Dr. Gäbler specializes in process technology, separator columns, and mixing/holding systems though active networking between companies in these areas. Currently he leads the section at SULZER titled “”Components ST”” as well as upstream technology. Through his active cooperation at a start-up after completing his engineering studies, Dr. Gäbler can also change his perspective away from the firm. This knowledge, combined with a position at a global player, is essential for the future direction of SOPAT!

Dr. Max Iann

Gründer & Geschäftsführer | Dr. Max Iann Invest GmbH

Dr. Max Iann 

 Founder and Manager| Dr. Max Iann Invest GmbH

 As manager, Dr. Max Iann developed SebaKMT, the midsized company inherited from his father, into a global market and technology leader with 80 Mil. in annual sales and 380 employees. SebaKMT develops and produces measurement equipment for diagnosing and locating flaws in supply networks in the areas of energy, water management, as well as oil and gas. After the successful sale of SebaKMT, he has become a founder and manager of Dr. Max Iann Invest GmbH, with the goal of helping start-ups in the often difficult beginning phases both financially and as an advisor. Due to his varied interests, immense expertise, especially in measurement technology, and his wide international network, Dr. Iann is an important supporter and future oriented advisor.