FRABA

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Chintan Doshi, Born 1984

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He started his career in 2007 at FRABA Inc. as a product manager for POSITAL America. In October 2011 he transferred to FRABA Pte, Singapore to support our growth in POSITAL Asia. He currently manages our business for Australia, Korea, South and South East Asia. He was elected as a partner in 2016.

Education: Master in Science in Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, New York, USA.

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Christian Fell, Born 1970

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After his graduation he worked as a research associate at the cryogenic laboratories of the Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg. He then joined FRABA in 2000 where he led the development of a new technology platform for our optical encoder product line. He was elected as a partner in 2007.

Education: Master of Science in Physics, Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg; Physicist for Medical Applications, Technical University, Kaiserslautern.

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Dr. Martin Forthaus, Born 1976

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He started his career as a researcher at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne. In 2012 he joined FRABA GmbH as product manager for magnetic encoders and Wiegand sensors and in 2018 he became cell leader of our VITECTOR business unit. He was elected as partner in 2019.

Education: Diploma in Physics and PhD in Physics at University of Cologne

Uwe Kettering, Born 1982

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He started his career at POSITAL GmbH in 2008 as product manager. After 2 years he moved to CENTITECH GmbH in the role of technology officer leading the electronics development team. He was elected as a partner in 2016.

Education: Master in Electrical/ Communications Engineering, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

Christian Leeser, Born 1960

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He started his career as a junior consultant at Booz,Allen+Hamilton in Duesseldorf. He then founded an advertising company which he closed two years later. Then he joined McKinsey and spent more than five years as a consultant in Duesseldorf, Rio de Janeiro, and New York. In late 1993 he joined FRABA as one of the founding partners.

Education: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas; Business Degree, RWTH Aachen University of Technology

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Dr. Michael Loeken, Born 1970

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He started his career as a researcher at the Philips research labs in Aachen in 2000. After 1 year he became product development manager at Philips Extreme UV. In 2008 he joined FRABA and was elected as partner in 2014.

Education: PhD in Physics at University of Cologne, Engineering Degree in Applied Physics at Coventry University (England) and FH Aachen

Dr. Ingo Moench, Born 1971

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He started his career with a trainee program at NEC in Sagamihara, Japan. He then spent 4 years with the Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen. In 2000 he joined FRABA and was elected as a partner in 2004.

In 2009 he relocated to Singapore to develop our business in Asia.

Education: Masters of Science in Physics and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University of Technology.

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Wojciech Pajak, Born 1980

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He started in FRABA CONISTICS Sp. z o.o. Poland in 2006 as duplication driver. In 2010 joined the POSITAL team as Product Officer and in 2015 he became Cell Leader of CONISTICS Sp. z o.o. He was elected as a partner in 2015.

Education: University of Szczecin Master degree of Law, West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin Engineer degree in Management and Production Engineering.

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Joerg Paulus, Born 1976

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He started his career in IT department of Gerling insurance in Cologne. In 2003 he joined FRABA and took over all IT relevant topics. During this time he was responsible for development of a fully integrated IT system at FRABA. He was elected as a partner in 2014. Since 2014 he is responsible for Rotary Encoder Market in EMEA region.

Education: Diploma in Business Administration, University of Cologne

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Andre Rot, Born 1983

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He started his career at FRABA Holding in 2010. He was responsible to develop the Management Information System. In 2021 he became IT Leader Digital Transformation at CREDEMUS. He was elected as a partner in 2021.

Education: Business Degree, RWTH Aachen University of Technology

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Markus Schillo, Born 1975

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He started his career at VITECTOR in 2002 as product manager. In 2006 he became the CEO of VITECTOR. In 2012 he took over the leadership of the main production plant in Poland, CONISTICS. In 2016 he moved to our subsidiary in Singapore to build up production and supply chain for the Asian market. He was elected as a partner in 2014.

Education: Diploma in Cybernetic Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Master in Engineering Management, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana USA

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Paul Schmitz, Born 1985

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He started his career in 2014 at FRABA GmbH as product manager for POSITAL Europe. In August 2015 he joined the production and logistics team in CONISTICS Sp. Zo o.o of which he became leader in January 2016. Since 2021 he is leading the market CREDEMUS, Digital Transformation. He was elected as partner in 2019.

Education: Diploma of Business Engineering at the University of applied Sciences (RFH) in Cologne.

Stéphane Walz, Born 1977

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He started his career early 2000 working in small, medium, and large sensors companies. He developed expertise in Sales and Marketing (operational and Strategic Marketing), in EMEA and United States. He joined Fraba in 2017 to develop France activities. He was appointed partner in 2021 and develops Spain as well since 2022.

Education: Executive Master, Business Administration and General Management. Emlyon business school, France.

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