Dario Tonelli

Keynote Speaker

Dario Tonelli, Managing Director, Laborplaner Tonelli AG, founded the company Laborplaner Tonelli AG in 2004 and has managed the company since. After completing his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker, he obtained a degree in project management from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). Today, Laborplaner Tonelli AG is one of the most innovative and experienced lab planning companies in Switzerland.

Continuous innovation in planning methods and laboratory solutions is at the heart of the company’s business model, which further focuses, among other things, on modular planning, transparency and visual communication in making the laboratory more understandable, efficiency in logistics, and laboratory planning processes. Product-independent planning for lab facilities in the field of industry, research, medicine and education is now the core business of the company. From its base near Basel, Laborplaner Tonelli AG conducts surveys and orders not only in Switzerland but worldwide. Its clients include companies such as F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Novartis Pharma AG, universities, hospitals and government institutions.

Dario is a member of the European Association for Sustainable Laboratories (EGNATON) as well as a member of Advisory Board of the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA). He presented the Opening Keynote—“Laboratory Planning: Different Countries, Different Thinking, Different Processes for the Same Goal!” with Victor Cardona, AIA, NCARB, Vice President, SmithGroupJJR, at the first International Laboratory Design Conference, held Sept. 20-22, 2017, in Madrid, and presented by Laboratory Design.