BGS establishes staff position for technology management and reassigns head of application development

BGS has created a staff position for strategic technology management as of 1 July. Dr. Dirk Fischer, PhD chemist and longstanding head of application development at BGS, will take over the management. Marie-Bernadette Watolla will take over as Head of Application Development. After working at B.Braun, one of the leading companies in medical technology, the graduate materials scientist comes back to BGS.

“With the new staff position, we are successfully positioning our service for the challenges of the coming years. Because the key to the development of new technological solutions and the early recognition of industry trends lies in a systematically pursued technology management. In doing so, we will continue to cooperate closely with partners from science and industry,” emphasizes Dr. Dirk Fischer on assuming his new position. Ongoing projects, including the recycling of radiation-crosslinked polyamides, the crosslinkability of biopolymers or alternatives for determining the degree of crosslinking, will thus be transferred to the area of responsibility of the new staff position.

“In order to drive innovation, new technologies must be recognized, evaluated and implemented at an early stage. With the new staff position, we are increasingly tackling technology development, not only in the future-oriented sectors of renewable energies or e-mobility,” explains BGS Managing Director Dr Andreas Ostrowicki. “We are very pleased to have won Dr Fischer as a highly competent and valued colleague for the new task. With more than 25 years of experience in R&D, industrial engineering and technology and innovation management, Dr Fischer brings extensive knowledge to establish and bring to life a systematic technology management process at BGS.”

Marie-Bernadette Watolla takes over as Head of Application Development
Marie-Bernadette Watolla has taken over as Head of Application Development. In future, she will have overall responsibility for the department’s tasks, which include technical feasibility tests and product qualifications in the fields of radiation crosslinking and radiation sterilization. Watolla is thus the new person responsible for the technical implementation, optimization and adaptation of customer-specific requirements for production. “For her new role, Marie-Bernadette Watolla brings years of experience as Deputy Head and Team Leader Sterilization in our Application Development department, as well as valuable practice as Program Manager Sterilization at B.Braun. We are delighted to have won her back as a valued former colleague,” says Dr Andreas Ostrowicki.