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Author: Stephanie Kappes

First Impressions of Mexico

When I boarded my plane to Mexico, I knew Mexico City was huge. Its population is about as large as that of Switzerland, more than 8 million, and with its outskirts included, there are more than 20 million people densely crowded together in this metropolitan area. When my plane flew into Mexico City 9 days ago, […]

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Building the Future: Apprentices at Metrohm

Apprentices make up almost 10% of the staff at our headquarters. Metrohm International Headquarters offers vocational training in 8 different professions, including chemistry lab technician, electronics technician, logistics specialist, and office clerk. Having always enjoyed introducing our office clerk trainees to the work we do during their half-year rotation in the Marketing team, I decided […]

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It’s a Small World: Internationality at Metrohm Headquarters

This year is all about the different people and cultures behind Metrohm all over the world. But at last year’s holiday celebration at Metrohm Headquarters, our CEO Christoph Fässler presented an interesting statistic: at our site in Herisau alone, 26 nationalities are represented. For such a small town, I find this quite impressive. So I […]

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IC on Ice: Andrea Wille’s Year in Antarctica

Andrea Wille joined the Competence Center Ion Chromatography (IC) at Metrohm International Headquarters in the fall of 2000. At the time, she was already an expert in IC, having used the technique in labs, on boats, and in the eternal ice of Antarctica. The idea of spending a year in Antarctica fascinates me, but I […]

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