My name is Thomas Blättler, I am married and have a one year old son. In my spare time I love to spend time with my little family and friends and to be out in the nature with skis, a mountain bike or hiking boots. This year on April 1st I celebrated my fifth anniversary at Roche Diagnostics. Time flies by. I joined Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz (Switzerland) right after finishing my PhD. The first one and a half years I was Consumables Project Leader before I was given the opportunity to build up and lead the Consumables Development department. Since January I am now heading Development Project Leaders of instrument projects for diagnostic systems.