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Element34 Solutions GmbH is a highly specialized software development & consulting firm focusing on agile engineering practices and test automation solutions with Selenium. The company founders are key contributors and thought leaders to open source projects such as Selenium, Selendroid and ios-driver.

The founders of the company, Michael Palotas and Francois Reynaud spent more than a decade working for eBay and were instrumental in bringing software development and test engineering at eBay into the agile age. 




Before co-founding Element34 Solutions GmbH, Michael was the Head of Quality Engineering at eBay for more than 10 years. He shaped software and test engineering at eBay and led the transformation from a waterfall to a highly agile organization worldwide.

Michael was also instrumental in the design, development and open sourcing of Selenium Grid, Selendroid and ios-driver. Before joining eBay, Michael held lead roles in companies like Ericsson, Nortel Networks, Intel.  

Today, Michael works with clients worldwide on a strategic as well as a technical level  - connecting the dots between the business and technical implementation.  


Francois Reynaud was one of the early pioneers in web and mobile test-automation and developed and open sourced Selenium Grid in 2011 as well as ios-driver in 2012. As a principal software engineer at eBay for over 10 years, Francois worked on numerous projects which enabled eBay's transition to agile software development. 

He co-founded Element34 Solutions with Michael Palotas and is the mastermind behind the Selenium Box. Francois focuses his expertise on technical implementations as well as kick starting and optimizing technical landscapes for clients. 

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Element34 Solutions GmbH

Teichweg 8

8853 Lachen, Switzerland



Tel.: +41 44 5852434