Graz, 10.03.23 - Together with CEO Gerald Murauer, CTO Bruno Clerckx and the Heads of the research divisions, Christof Wochesländer forms the new management team of Silicon Austria Labs. Since the beginning of March, he has been responsible as CFO for Accounting & Controlling, Legal, and Quality and Risk Management. As of April, the areas of Purchasing and IT will also fall under his area of responsibility.

After completing his doctorate at Graz University of Technology, Christof Wochesländer was Head of the Finance and Controlling department at TU Graz. In 2011, he tansferred to AVL in Sweden as CFO and later to Fresenius Kabi Austria as CFO and Country Managing Director.

"With Christof Wochesländer, we have found a top candidate for the position of CFO. I am convinced that with his expertise and personal commitment he is a great asset for our top research center," says CEO Gerald Murauer, delighted about the new addition to the team.

"SAL's success story so far is truly impressive. Our common goal is to take SAL to the next level and to optimally position SAL for its future expansion course. I am looking forward to contributing all my know-how and being part of this successful team," says Christof Wochesländer about joining SAL.



Silicon Austria Labs GmbH (SAL) was founded in 2018 during the European Forum Alpbach as a cross-state, non-university research center  in the field of electronic-based systems. In Graz, Villach and Linz, research is conducted on key technologies in the fields of Microsystems, Sensor Systems, Power Electronics, Intelligent Wireless Systems and Embedded Systems. SAL brings together key players from industry and science and thus valuable expertise and know-how, and conducts cooperative, application-oriented research along the value chain. The aim is to accelerate the value creation process from idea to innovation - with excellent research and economic impact. Owners are the Republic (50.1%), the Provinces of Styria and Carinthia (10% each), the Province of Upper Austria (4.95%) and the Association for the Electrical and Electronics Industry (24.95%).


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