Curriculum Vitae

1973 - 1975 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Institute of control systems, Zürich
1975 - 1986 Sandoz AG, Basel, Switzerland, Head of Engineering Dept. of Pharma Operations
1986 - 1990 Papierfabriken Cham-Tenero AG, Cham, Switzerland, Head of Engineering Dept. Member of Board of Directors
1990 - 1992 Mibelle Cosmetics AG, Buchs, Switzerland, Head of Production Dept., Plant Manager, Member of Board of Directors
1992 - 2002 Cilag AG (J&J), Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Director of Engineering Dept.
2002 - 2005 Cilag AG (J&J), Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Director of Strategic Development & Business Process Excellence Dept., Member of Pharma Board
2005 - 2009 GPSG Pharmaceutical Technology Services PTS (J&J). Sr. Director Process mgmt. & methods, Member of LT, retirement in Johnson & Johnson Mai 2009


  • Development of Master Plan and Business Strategy
  • Extensive experience in engineering and project mgmt. design & execution of a wide range of industrial investment projects in pharmaceutical (all dosage forms) and chemical (API) as well as paper making industry (technical project lead for e.g. : - new facility; - portfolio in the period 1992 to 2002 (Cilag) with total investment volume of ca. 400 Mio SFR.)
  • Application of operation management technology & process mgmt. (manufacturing intelligence applying advanced simulation tools, Business Processes Opt. & Re-Design, Lean Optimization,...)
  • Qualification / Validation of production Eq. & utilities, Compliance / FDA readiness
  • Planning and execution of certification ISO 9001 (in responsibility as plant manager)
  • Broad practical technology knowledge and extended engineering application experience
  • Ability to design and deal with business and compliance topics on strategic, tactical and operational level
  • Development and deployment of the new advanced approach for science-based process & product mapping (ICH Q8,Q9,Q10 (risk based Quality by Design, multivariate modeling)
  • Process / Operation Excellence (Lean, OEE, 6 Sigma, Design for Excellence, advanced model and simulation based process optimization)
  • Management / Leadership (ability to develop and direct activities of staff, practical exp.: Dept. of up to 200 people)

From June 2009 founder & owner of InSysteA GmbH, see Home>Services>Current activities


UNIVERSITY fhnw, University of applied science, Life Science, Muttenz, Switzerland
1981 – 2007 Lecturer Control systems,
Since 2008 Lecturer; for System Dynamics at Life Science Dept.
MEMBERSHIP ISPE  International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering,
PDA   Parenteral Drug Association, System Dynamics Society,
SGVC  Schweizerische Gesellschaft der Verfahrens- und ChemieingenieurInnen Swiss Process- and Chemical Engineers
SIA    Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architekten - Verein
INT. CONFERENCES regularly speaker on international conferences in the field of Advanced Process Engineering / Model based Product & Process Development; Science based process & product mapping / multivariate Risk mgmt., Business Intelligence, Process Excellence, System Dynamics (Concept Heidelberg / ECA, PDA, Marcus Evans)
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS Book chapter in “Management for the future” Springer Verlag, 2009
Theme: Innovative Models for Steering Organisations: A Systemic Approach Within the Pharmaceutical Industry, Markus Schwaninger, Matej Janovjak
Publication in:
Systems Research and Behavioral Science (23/4), 2006
Theme: Second-Order Intervention: Enhancing Organizational Competence and Performance, Markus Schwaninger, Kristjan Ambroz, Matej Janovjak
Pharmaceutical Engineering, Ed. July-August 2016,
Theme: CPPM for Effective Multivariate Risk Modeling for Life Cycle Management
Matej Janovjak, John Cunngham, Adam Fermier, Steve Mehrmann, Roger Holenstein
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