pta solutions is a young company established by experienced people with the single goal to bring innovative solutions to the fire protection industry. This goal makes it necessary to bring together experts from different industries and countries under one roof.
Key people in our organization are:
Head of Business Development
Patrick´s is an inventor by heart even so he has spent most of his career in the real estate industry where he successfully built a portfolio. Patrick has been working on concepts for fire protection solutions for the last 8 years and is the "inventor" of pta solutions.
Dr. Urs T. Gonzenbach
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Urs T. Gonzenbach was born in 1977 in Switzerland and studied materials
science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich where
he also obtained his Ph.D. in the area of particle-stabilized ceramic foams.
During his Ph. D., he developed a novel direct foaming method which was
based on using a variety of colloidal particles to stabilize liquid-gas and
liquid-liquid interfaces. After several years of research and development at
ETH Zurich, he established the spin-off company de Cavis Ltd. in 2009 in
order to promote the transfer of the foaming technology from university to
Head of Sales
Moritz is a serial entrepreneur that has spent most of his professional life founding and growing companies. After leaving Roland Berger & Partner in 1998 he founded Webfair AG, an enterprise software company for the automotive industry that he later sold to Urban Science Inc. Moritz was also a co-founder and early stage investor in several other successful businesses like Mybestbrands GmbH, Shirtinator AG, 360treasury AG, indiepub Inc, Modix GmbH in the internet & B2B space.
Moritz is a member of the EO organization and holds several board seats with companies in Germany and the US.
Dr. Philip Sturzenegger
Head of R&D
Dr. Philip N. Sturzenegger studied materials science at ETH Zurich. He received his Ph. D. from ETH Zurich for his work on inorganic microcapsules in the Ceramics Group of Prof. L. J. Gauckler. During a two years Post Doc study in the same group he focused on processing of particle-stabilized foams and emulsions. Since 2013 he is in charge of research and development at de Cavis Ltd.