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Moutier, 12/06/2019

The career of Patrick Neuenschwander crowned with a prestigious prize

Patrick Neuenschwander, Tornos Software and Hardware Engineer and Software Development Manager, will receive the "Industry 4.0 - The Shapers" award tonight from Manufacture Thinking.ch in recognition of his role as an industry pioneer in French-speaking Switzerland.

Artificial intelligence, 3D printing, robotization : Who are the French-speaking Swiss in the global elite of industrial innovation? Selected for their achievements, 10 innovative people are the winners of the second edition of the "Industry 4.0 - The Shapers" award. These professionals are pioneers who represent, in the eyes of the public and more particularly of the youth, innovators of the digital transformation.

The exceptional jury for the competition will confer the award during a gala evening in Montreux tonight. The award symbolizes the success of the transition to Industry 4.0.

An innovative engineer

Among these pioneers is Patrick Neuenschwander, R&D Software and Hardware Manager at Tornos for many years. An Electronic Engineer, who began his career in the Swiss company, having apprenticed at the Tornos Professional Center. Patrick Neuenschwander then took part in the development of the TB-DECO control software for DECO turning machines and various other projects. With this experience, he and his team laid the foundations for the new TISIS collaborative platform a few years ago.

TISIS software that not only allows users to program their machines and communicate with them by selecting tools and performing transfers while monitoring in real time what is happening in their machine parks while going about other tasks.

‘Industry 4.0 – The Shapers’

Related to the presentation of this prize, a book published by Georg Publishing describes the Fourth Industrial Revolution with passion and precision. The book’s numerous examples from the industrial world of French-speaking Switzerland provide a detailed view of the current industrial transformation and its influence on society. The result of a long field investigation, Xavier Comtesse presents a portrait of the true face of the revolutionaries of Industry 4.0. Among them is Neuenschwander.

The publication of this book and especially the awarding of the prize recognize the ingenious career of Patrick Neuenschwander. In a constantly evolving world, he gave Tornos—and thus industry—the chance to innovate while respecting a certain tradition and legendary know-how.

Patrick Neuenschwander, R & D Software & Hardware Manager, in the lens of photographer Thierry Parel.