On 1 April 2023, Creotech Instruments S.A. appointed Paweł Górnicki, PhD, a manager, physicist and accomplished expert with nearly 30 years of experience in finance, as Vice President of the Management Board in charge of Finance (CFO).
For 18 years, Paweł Górnicki served as the vice president and financial director of Ceramika Nowa Gala S.A., and previously held the position of Investment Director with Trinity Management Sp. z o. o., with his last role directly preceding the present appointment being director and co-owner of Inquiry Sp. z o.o.
“The expertise that Paweł Górnicki brings to the table will substantially reinforce Creotech Instruments S.A.’s management team. His extensive background in financial management and robust understanding of the company’s business owed to his doctoral degree in physics and prior work at the Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences will allow us to leverage our competitive advantages effectively. As our Chief Financial Officer, Paweł will be responsible for current and future sources of financing and further strengthening of the company’s position in Poland and abroad,” said Grzegorz Brona, PhD, President of the Management Board of Creotech Instruments S.A.
Over his nearly 30-year professional career, Paweł Górnicki worked in corporate finance management, controlling and implementing business process improvement methodologies, including Lean Six Sigma. He holds an ACCA qualification (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Before obtaining his doctoral degree in physics, he studied at the University of Arizona, USA, the Heidelberg Institute, Germany, and other institutions.
“I am delighted to join a team that aspires to achieve a leading position in Europe as a manufacturer of satellite systems and components and a supplier of advanced quantum technologies. I will use my experience in financial management to support business development and strengthen Creotech Instruments’ market position,” said Paweł Górnicki, PhD, Vice President of the Management Board of Creotech Instruments in charge of Finance (CFO).
Creotech Instruments is Poland’s only company to achieve the capability to build microsatellites, i.e. satellites weighing between 10 kg and 150 kg. Another milestone in the company’s growth is the EagleEye Project involving the development of an Earth observation satellite. It is slated for launch to low Earth orbit in late 2023/early 2024. The company is also involved in the PIAST project, which aims to deliver the first Poland-made instruments of the national earth observation satellite system to serve the Polish Armed Forces. Within the framework of PIAST, the company plans to build and deploy a constellation of three satellites based on the proprietary HyperSat platform in Earth orbit by 2025. Furthermore, Creotech Instruments is also involved in a pioneering project to build the first large quantum computer for the European Union as a member of an international consortium. The participating companies were selected on behalf of the European Commission, with Creotech Instruments being the only representative from Central and Eastern Europe to sign an implementing agreement.