Matthias Rohner

Project Manager

How long have you been working for Dobas AG?  

I started working for Dobas in July 2019.

Where did your career path take you prior to this position?  

I started my career with an apprenticeship to become a carpenter and then went on to study yacht design in Southampton (England). After completing a master’s degree in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) I returned to Switzerland and worked as a Naval Architect / Project Manager in Lucerne. My engineering background is very helpful in my work at Dobas and my training in project management (ICB 2017) provides the necessary methodology. 

What are your main tasks as project manager?  

I manage international projects from planning to execution. Therein I work closely with clients and coordinate all stakeholders, while making sure the project stays on target.

How do you keep yourself informed and inspired in particular?  

I regularly read magazines like the «Technology Review» and «Superyachtmag» as well as various tech-blogs. TED talks are also a source of inspiration for me.

What materials make your senses jump for joy?  

For me the fascination for materials is not about the material itself, but about using it in an unsuspected way and achieving positive surprises in doing so.

What odds and ends can one find on your desk, which aren’t essential for your daily work but for yourself and your motivation? 

I don't really like clutter, so my desk is always clean and tidy.

Which room of your home would you re-design and which ideas would you bring to life?  

My living room. Planted walls and lots of hidden functions, fully automated and controlled via AI - to mention a few ideas.

Professionally speaking, what fulfills you with delight and pride?  

I enjoy realising unusual, new ideas. Getting such projects off the paper and into reality is very satisfying.

And what floods you with feelings of happiness in private terms? 

Being outdoors or a good conversation with friends are recipes for a good mood.

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