We at TerraRad Tech come from a wide range of backgrounds but all share a common goal for our business and society alike, one centered around sustainability
Dr. Derek Houtz - CEO
With his PhD in Aerospace engineering, specializing in microwave remote sensing, Derek has been engaged in environmental monitoring for over a decade. Derek built the first TerraRad Tech prototypes in his lab at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL).
Robert Sedin - COO
With his education and background in International Business, Robert oversees much of the daily operations. In leading the corporate development efforts, he is inspired by the market potential that our technology exhbits and the profound benefit it can have for our natural world.
Lead Electrical Design Engineer
Simon Bourguigne is an Electrical Engineer with almost a decade of experience in the hardware design industry. He brings the practical skill needed to turn a conceptual design into manufacturable product and be able to scale production. At Terrarad, he will be overseeing design, testing and manufacturing
Lead Product Engineer
Lars Horvath is currently completing his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at ETH. He has experience working as a Radio Frequency Design Engineer for the ARIS rocket sudent project and coordinates our collaborations with the ETH Deperatment of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (DITET).
Sustainability & marketing manager
Simon Steffen has a MSc. in Climate Science with an emphasis in economics from the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research at the University of Bern. At TerraRad, Simon is involved on multiple fronts and works to ensure that the focus of the endeavor is never lost, we are working to create a company that is of benefit to the natural world and its finite resources.
Counsel and Business Development
Mr. Bernhardt holds a Bachelor of the Arts in International Relations with a concentration in Security Studies from Boston University, a Juris Doctor with concentrations in National Security Law and Securities Law from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Mr. Bernhardt has also studied International Law at the University of Florence, and International Business at the University of St. Gallen’s HSG.
Mr. Bernhardt is a founder or principal of several start-up ventures.
Hansjürg Valentin has extensive experience in company leadership, having served as the CEO and President of Valentin Pontresina AG for over 40 years. Hansjürg maintains a large network of potential investors in the Engadin valley of Graubünden, Switzerland..
Dr. Mike Schwank
Chief Scientific Advisor
Chief Scientific Advisor