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Board and Extended Management of abat AG

Board and Extended Management of abat AG

Gyde Wortmann

Co-founder and Management Board Member

Gyde Wortmann is responsible for the Finances of the company, besides customer projects. Up to the foundation of the company, this Business IT Specialist held various executive positions at VW gedas GmbH. She headed international SAP projects with the focus on accounting. She was mainly responsible for the development and rollout of “Standardization of Accounting of Subsidiaries of Volkswagen AG” (START). Before that, she worked as Business Analyst at LSI Logic Products GmbH up to 1992.

“For me, abat is family environment, in which we cooperate trustfully and passionately.”

Photo Gyde Wortmann (Co-founder and Management Board Member)

Corinna Pralle

Extended Management

In 1998, Corinna Pralle was recruited by the management of the newly founded abat AG (at that time Act GmbH) to set up the department of accounting. In prior years, the companies such as Trigon CC and Adidas benefited from her skills. Today, Corinna Pralle is responsible for the wage and salary settlement, performance of the contract in human resources, trainings and personnel management on the internal side.

„For me, abat means providing our employees with advice and assistance as well as giving them an interesting job as without satisfied employees there will be no satisfied customers“.

Photo Corinna Pralle (Extended Management)

Andreas Arp

Board Member

Andreas Arp studied physics and mathematics at the Universities of Bremen and Bordeaux. In 1998 he started working for SAP SE as a software developer in the R/3 standard development division. In 2001 he moved to abat AG, working as a senior consultant, senior developer and project manager on numerous SAP projects for Daimler AG. He has been on the management team at abat since 2008, and became a board member in 2014. As well as a range of duties within the management team, he is the Key Account Manager for Daimler AG. The physics graduate specialises in the planning and implementation of highly complex IT projects.

“For me, abat represents networking, cumulative expertise and personal responsibility for your actions – together with a respectful attitude towards customers and colleagues.”

Photo Andreas Arp (Board Member)

Thomas Bätge

Extended management

Thomas Bätge gained his first SAP experience as a key user, later as a module manager and project manager, and then by a medium-sized automotive supplier.
The company manager came to abat in 2001, where he worked as a logistics consultant and developer in various projects, among others at BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen.
Since 2009 he has been responsible for the quality management of abat AG and is responsible for topics such as security, software architecture and performance in our customer projects. From 2012 he took over the structure and organization of the internal training management, which coordinates internal trainings within the abat group.
In addition to these tasks, Thomas Bätge is now responsible for Nearshoring, AMS and SAP Basis Services as well as for the development and coordination of the BELabat located in Minsk, Belarus.
"Abat is for me the successful symbiosis of corporate culture, work environment and motivation with the focus on the satisfaction of our customers and long-term partnership".

Photo Thomas Bätge (Extended Management)

Christian Diestelkamp

Extended Management

Christian Diestelkamp has worked in the IT area since 1991. In parallel with school and studies, he continued to pursue his passion in bringing PCs, servers and networks to fly for small and large businesses. Process orientation and focus on customer value were his strengths already then.  In 2003, he completed his studies in Business Informatics in Bremerhaven and London with a degree dissertation on “loading ramps planning” at abat AG. Since that time, logistics has been his specialist field.  Warehouse and Transport Management with SAP constantly accompanied him in his activities as a Senior Developer, Senior Consultant and Project Manager.  Christian Diestelkamp has been a member of the Management since 2009; and among other things, he has been responsible for the SAP Transport Management and Innovation Management business areas. With about 25 years of experience, this commercial computer scientist becomes a specialist for logistic processes, and he is always able to think „outside the box“ as well as to look deep into the technical potpourri of the SAP world.

„For me, abat means working together on achieving common goals in an exciting and challenging environment with personal and professional development opportunities“

Photo Christian Diestelkamp (Extended Management)

Harald Göbel

Extended Management

Harald Göbel has more than 18 years of experience in the area of SAP. He worked both in SAP consultancy and also in software development at SAP AG, and he gained practical work experience in the fields of Automotive, After Sales, HiTech, Aerospace, Steel, Cable and Food. During his career, he held a number of positions such as Solution Architect, Enterprise Architect and Project Manager. As Project Manager and Solution Architect, focusing on EWM, he managed the international implementation projects over the entire life cycle of the projects, starting with the classical fit/cap analysis to the blueprint and realization right up to the handover to the support organizations. He is the Manager of the EWM business unit und thus responsible for all EWM activities in the abat Group.

„For me, abat is the freedom to cooperate sustainably with our customers and to develop our employees as well as possible“.

Photo Harald Göbel (Extended Management)

Peter Grendel

Board Member abat AG and Managing Partner abat+

In addition to the Sales and Marketing divisions, Peter Grendel leads the development of the production control and management software PLUS as well as customer projects. The business graduate previously held a range of management roles at SAP SE including the roles of Vice President for Support Management and Sales Director for Wholesale Customers. He was responsible for implementing large-scale projects in the automotive sector, such as AmSECAM for Daimler AG. Since 2010, Grendel has been a managing partner of abat+, a subsidiary of abat, and he was appointed to the board of abat AG at the start of 2015.

“For me, abat means 100% concentration on our customers and their success, 100% team spirit and motivation, 100% reliability and sustainability.”

Photo Peter Grendel (Board Member abat AG and Managing Partner abat )

Björn Lampe

Board Member abat AG and Managing Director abatHD

Björn Lampe began his career as a technical IT assistant and, after training as a wholesaler, he studied business administration at Bremen University of Applied Sciences. He joined abat for his final year project in 2001 and since then has worked as senior consultant, senior developer and project manager on numerous SAP projects for VW and Audi. He has been on the management team at abat since 2008 and was appointed to the board at the start of 2014. As well as a range of duties within the management team, he is the Key Account Manager for the VW Group. As a graduate in business administration – with 20 years of experience as a software developer and system architect – Björn Lampe specialises in agile project management.

“For me, abat represents the freedom to explore new avenues with customers and colleagues and to see people and projects growing in the process.”

Photo Björn Lampe (Board Member abat AG and Managing Director abatHD)

Joachim Mannherz

Extended Management

Joachim Mannherz has worked in the area of SAP since 1996. Having started off as an SAP KeyPlayer in a medium-sized company, he switched from Business Administration to consultancy in 1998. Since 2004, Joachim Mannherz has been working on very diverse projects as a Senior Consultant at abat AG. He is familiar with the challenges of the major corporations in the industry as well as of the medium-sized enterprises. The industries he has been focusing on are automotive and engineering. Joachim Mannherz has been a member of the Management of abat AG since 2008. In addition to the responsibilities related to the Management, he is the person to contact for suppliers in the automotive sector as well as for customers from engineering.

„For me, abat means offering our employees an interesting and varied work and thus providing our customers with the best available know-how on the market“.

Photo Joachim Mannherz  (Extended Management)

Hinrich Meisterknecht

Co-founder and Management Board Member

Hinrich Meisterknecht is responsible for major customers from the automotive sector and for the development of the abat locations in Puebla in Mexico, Tuscaloosa and Atlanta in the USA. Before the foundation of abat,  this electrical engineer held various executive positions at VW GEDAS GmbH. There, he mainly cooperated on the development of the SAP division and implemented numerous international projects. Before that, he worked at LSI Logic Products GmbH as Software Engineer.

“For me, the special feature of abat is the successful concept.”

Photo Hinrich Meisterknecht (Co-founder and Management Board Member)

Jörg Pieper

Extended Management

Jörg Pieper has been a part of the abat family since 2002. He began his career as developer for integration technologies with abat. Over the years, he has expanded his knowledge of various areas. So, as Senior Developer, Senior Consultant and Project Manager he was working on numerous projects, with a focus on the automotive industry, for diverse customers. He specializes in integration and strategy consulting for complex SAP environments. In addition to the month-long projects in other European countries, Jörg Pieper has been a Managing Director of the abatUS for three years since 2012. On site, he was responsible for both the establishment and development of the American subsidiary and the NAFTA region as well as for looking after the US customers. After his return from the USA, he switched from the position of Managing Director of the abatUS to the Extended Management of the German parent company abat AG. Here, he is responsible, amongst other things, for the innovation topic Process Orchestration.

„At abat, I appreciate uncomplicated and very positive interaction with one another“.

Photo Jörg Pieper (Extended Management)

Holger Pralle

Co-founder and Management Board Member

Holger Pralle is responsible for major customers from the automotive sector and for the development of the abat location Minsk in Belarus. Up to the foundation of the company, this electrical and industrial engineer held various executive positions at VW GEDAS GmbH. There, he was responsible for numerous international SAP projects. Before that, he worked at different positions at LSI Logic Products GmbH.

“For me, abat stands for customer value and transparency.”

Photo Holger Pralle (Co-founder and Management Board Member)

Hans Schmill

Extended Management

After graduating as an industrial engineer, Hans Schmill came into contact with the SAP for the first time in 1995 at KPMG Management Consultants. His entry was initially accompanied by the development of software.  By joining Hewlett Packard, he changed to the consultancy and worked on international projects in Europe as well as in the USA.   
In 1999, he switched to the abat AG as a Senior Consultant. Since then, here he has been involved in taking care of the customer Deutsche Post / DHL. For this client, he carried out several projects with the international post companies in Europe, North America and Asia. Additionally, Hans Schmill looks after the customers Hermes Warehousing Solutions, the DuMont Publishing House in Cologne and the company Saacke in Bremen. Apart from his Key Account roles, he is responsible for the recruiting of new members, cooperation with various universities as well as for the planning employee resources.

„For me, abat stands for sustainable corporate culture and endless opportunities“

Photo Hans Schmill (Extended Management)

Adrian Stucke

Co-founder and Management Board Member

Adrian Stucke started his pass at abat AG in 2001 as a software developer, following his studies in business administration (focus: business informatics, controlling). He expanded and changed his field of tasks all the time motivated by his activities in service, logistics and automotive projects. The senior developer / senior consultant / project manager is today an expert for complex software architectures and agile as well as classic project methods. Through his many years of experience in the project, he has, in addition to his IT expertise, a special knowledge of the logistics and pre-production processes of the automotive industry.

Since joining the management of abat AG, Adrian Stucke has been taking over various tasks in this environment. Along with that, he continues to invest the bulk of his time and energy in project work, activities with colleagues and customers.

"abat stands out for me through its consistent openness and partnership with employees and business partners."

Photo Gyde Wortmann (Co-founder and Management Board Member)

Ronald Wermann

Co-founder and Management Board Member

Ronald Wermann is responsible for the development of the logistics division as well as for Sales and Marketing of abat. Up to the foundation of the company, this data processing specialist worked at VW GEDAS GmbH as SAP Division Head and Sales Manager. Before that, he held the position of Regional Software Manager and various other executive positions at Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme and Nixdorf Computer AG and also worked as Director of a software company in Hamburg.

“For me, abat implies successful implementation of our ideas about work quality and customer and employee satisfaction in a consultancy.”

Photo Ronald Wermann (Co-founder and Management Board Member)

Board and Extended Management of abat AG

Gyde Wortman, MB

Adrian Stucke

Co-founder and Management Board Member

Adrian Stucke started his pass at abat AG in 2001 as a software developer, following his studies in business administration (focus: business informatics, controlling). He expanded and changed his field of tasks all the time motivated by his activities in service, logistics and automotive projects. The senior developer / senior consultant / project manager is today an expert for complex software architectures and agile as well as classic project methods. Through his many years of experience in the project, he has, in addition to his IT expertise, a special knowledge of the logistics and pre-production processes of the automotive industry.

Since joining the management of abat AG, Adrian Stucke has been taking over various tasks in this environment. Along with that, he continues to invest the bulk of his time and energy in project work, activities with colleagues and customers.

"abat stands out for me through its consistent openness and partnership with employees and business partners."

Photo Gyde Wortmann (Co-founder and Management Board Member)
Corinna Pralle, Ext. Mgmt.

Corinna Pralle

Extended Management

In 1998, Corinna Pralle was recruited by the management of the newly founded abat AG (at that time Act GmbH) to set up the department of accounting. In prior years, the companies such as Trigon CC and Adidas benefited from her skills. Today, Corinna Pralle is responsible for the wage and salary settlement, performance of the contract in human resources, trainings and personnel management on the internal side.

„For me, abat means providing our employees with advice and assistance as well as giving them an interesting job as without satisfied employees there will be no satisfied customers“.

Photo Corinna Pralle (Extended Management)
Andreas Arp, MB

Andreas Arp

Board Member

Andreas Arp studied physics and mathematics at the Universities of Bremen and Bordeaux. In 1998 he started working for SAP SE as a software developer in the R/3 standard development division. In 2001 he moved to abat AG, working as a senior consultant, senior developer and project manager on numerous SAP projects for Daimler AG. He has been on the management team at abat since 2008, and became a board member in 2014. As well as a range of duties within the management team, he is the Key Account Manager for Daimler AG. The physics graduate specialises in the planning and implementation of highly complex IT projects.

“For me, abat represents networking, cumulative expertise and personal responsibility for your actions – together with a respectful attitude towards customers and colleagues.”

Photo Andreas Arp (Board Member)
Thomas Bätge, Ext. Mgmt.

Thomas Bätge

Extended management

Thomas Bätge gained his first SAP experience as a key user, later as a module manager and project manager, and then by a medium-sized automotive supplier.
The company manager came to abat in 2001, where he worked as a logistics consultant and developer in various projects, among others at BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen.
Since 2009 he has been responsible for the quality management of abat AG and is responsible for topics such as security, software architecture and performance in our customer projects. From 2012 he took over the structure and organization of the internal training management, which coordinates internal trainings within the abat group.
In addition to these tasks, Thomas Bätge is now responsible for Nearshoring, AMS and SAP Basis Services as well as for the development and coordination of the BELabat located in Minsk, Belarus.
"Abat is for me the successful symbiosis of corporate culture, work environment and motivation with the focus on the satisfaction of our customers and long-term partnership".

Photo Thomas Bätge (Extended Management)
Christian Diestelkamp, Ext. Mgmt.

Christian Diestelkamp

Extended Management

Christian Diestelkamp has worked in the IT area since 1991. In parallel with school and studies, he continued to pursue his passion in bringing PCs, servers and networks to fly for small and large businesses. Process orientation and focus on customer value were his strengths already then.  In 2003, he completed his studies in Business Informatics in Bremerhaven and London with a degree dissertation on “loading ramps planning” at abat AG. Since that time, logistics has been his specialist field.  Warehouse and Transport Management with SAP constantly accompanied him in his activities as a Senior Developer, Senior Consultant and Project Manager.  Christian Diestelkamp has been a member of the Management since 2009; and among other things, he has been responsible for the SAP Transport Management and Innovation Management business areas. With about 25 years of experience, this commercial computer scientist becomes a specialist for logistic processes, and he is always able to think „outside the box“ as well as to look deep into the technical potpourri of the SAP world.

„For me, abat means working together on achieving common goals in an exciting and challenging environment with personal and professional development opportunities“

Photo Christian Diestelkamp (Extended Management)
Harald Göbel, Ext. Mgmt.

Harald Göbel

Extended Management

Harald Göbel has more than 18 years of experience in the area of SAP. He worked both in SAP consultancy and also in software development at SAP AG, and he gained practical work experience in the fields of Automotive, After Sales, HiTech, Aerospace, Steel, Cable and Food. During his career, he held a number of positions such as Solution Architect, Enterprise Architect and Project Manager. As Project Manager and Solution Architect, focusing on EWM, he managed the international implementation projects over the entire life cycle of the projects, starting with the classical fit/cap analysis to the blueprint and realization right up to the handover to the support organizations. He is the Manager of the EWM business unit und thus responsible for all EWM activities in the abat Group.

„For me, abat is the freedom to cooperate sustainably with our customers and to develop our employees as well as possible“.

Photo Harald Göbel (Extended Management)
Peter Grendel, MB

Peter Grendel

Board Member abat AG and Managing Partner abat+

In addition to the Sales and Marketing divisions, Peter Grendel leads the development of the production control and management software PLUS as well as customer projects. The business graduate previously held a range of management roles at SAP SE including the roles of Vice President for Support Management and Sales Director for Wholesale Customers. He was responsible for implementing large-scale projects in the automotive sector, such as AmSECAM for Daimler AG. Since 2010, Grendel has been a managing partner of abat+, a subsidiary of abat, and he was appointed to the board of abat AG at the start of 2015.

“For me, abat means 100% concentration on our customers and their success, 100% team spirit and motivation, 100% reliability and sustainability.”

Photo Peter Grendel (Board Member abat AG and Managing Partner abat )
Björn Lampe, MB

Björn Lampe

Board Member abat AG and Managing Director abatHD

Björn Lampe began his career as a technical IT assistant and, after training as a wholesaler, he studied business administration at Bremen University of Applied Sciences. He joined abat for his final year project in 2001 and since then has worked as senior consultant, senior developer and project manager on numerous SAP projects for VW and Audi. He has been on the management team at abat since 2008 and was appointed to the board at the start of 2014. As well as a range of duties within the management team, he is the Key Account Manager for the VW Group. As a graduate in business administration – with 20 years of experience as a software developer and system architect – Björn Lampe specialises in agile project management.

“For me, abat represents the freedom to explore new avenues with customers and colleagues and to see people and projects growing in the process.”

Photo Björn Lampe (Board Member abat AG and Managing Director abatHD)
Joachim Mannherz, Ext. Mgmt.

Joachim Mannherz

Extended Management

Joachim Mannherz has worked in the area of SAP since 1996. Having started off as an SAP KeyPlayer in a medium-sized company, he switched from Business Administration to consultancy in 1998. Since 2004, Joachim Mannherz has been working on very diverse projects as a Senior Consultant at abat AG. He is familiar with the challenges of the major corporations in the industry as well as of the medium-sized enterprises. The industries he has been focusing on are automotive and engineering. Joachim Mannherz has been a member of the Management of abat AG since 2008. In addition to the responsibilities related to the Management, he is the person to contact for suppliers in the automotive sector as well as for customers from engineering.

„For me, abat means offering our employees an interesting and varied work and thus providing our customers with the best available know-how on the market“.

Photo Joachim Mannherz  (Extended Management)
Hinrich Meisterknecht, MB

Hinrich Meisterknecht

Co-founder and Management Board Member

Hinrich Meisterknecht is responsible for major customers from the automotive sector and for the development of the abat locations in Puebla in Mexico, Tuscaloosa and Atlanta in the USA. Before the foundation of abat,  this electrical engineer held various executive positions at VW GEDAS GmbH. There, he mainly cooperated on the development of the SAP division and implemented numerous international projects. Before that, he worked at LSI Logic Products GmbH as Software Engineer.

“For me, the special feature of abat is the successful concept.”

Photo Hinrich Meisterknecht (Co-founder and Management Board Member)
Jörg Pieper, Ext. Mgmt.

Jörg Pieper

Extended Management

Jörg Pieper has been a part of the abat family since 2002. He began his career as developer for integration technologies with abat. Over the years, he has expanded his knowledge of various areas. So, as Senior Developer, Senior Consultant and Project Manager he was working on numerous projects, with a focus on the automotive industry, for diverse customers. He specializes in integration and strategy consulting for complex SAP environments. In addition to the month-long projects in other European countries, Jörg Pieper has been a Managing Director of the abatUS for three years since 2012. On site, he was responsible for both the establishment and development of the American subsidiary and the NAFTA region as well as for looking after the US customers. After his return from the USA, he switched from the position of Managing Director of the abatUS to the Extended Management of the German parent company abat AG. Here, he is responsible, amongst other things, for the innovation topic Process Orchestration.

„At abat, I appreciate uncomplicated and very positive interaction with one another“.

Photo Jörg Pieper (Extended Management)
Holger Pralle, MB

Holger Pralle

Co-founder and Management Board Member

Holger Pralle is responsible for major customers from the automotive sector and for the development of the abat location Minsk in Belarus. Up to the foundation of the company, this electrical and industrial engineer held various executive positions at VW GEDAS GmbH. There, he was responsible for numerous international SAP projects. Before that, he worked at different positions at LSI Logic Products GmbH.

“For me, abat stands for customer value and transparency.”

Photo Holger Pralle (Co-founder and Management Board Member)
Adrian Stucke, MB
Ronald Wermann, MB

Ronald Wermann

Co-founder and Management Board Member

Ronald Wermann is responsible for the development of the logistics division as well as for Sales and Marketing of abat. Up to the foundation of the company, this data processing specialist worked at VW GEDAS GmbH as SAP Division Head and Sales Manager. Before that, he held the position of Regional Software Manager and various other executive positions at Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme and Nixdorf Computer AG and also worked as Director of a software company in Hamburg.

“For me, abat implies successful implementation of our ideas about work quality and customer and employee satisfaction in a consultancy.”

Photo Ronald Wermann (Co-founder and Management Board Member)

Managing Director of subsidiary

Peter Grendel

Board Member abat AG and Managing Partner abat+

In addition to the Sales and Marketing divisions, Peter Grendel leads the development of the production control and management software PLUS as well as customer projects. The business graduate previously held a range of management roles at SAP SE including the roles of Vice President for Support Management and Sales Director for Wholesale Customers. He was responsible for implementing large-scale projects in the automotive sector, such as AmSECAM for Daimler AG. Since 2010, Grendel has been a managing partner of abat+, a subsidiary of abat, and he was appointed to the board of abat AG at the start of 2015.

“For me, abat means 100% concentration on our customers and their success, 100% team spirit and motivation, 100% reliability and sustainability.”

Photo Peter Grendel (Board Member abat AG and Managing Partner abat )

Harald Ströher

Managing Partner abat+

At abat+ GmbH, Harald Ströher is responsible for Application Maintenance Services PLUS, financials as well as controlling and risk management. This mathematician held various positions, lastly as Development Manager, and bore the operative responsibility for PLUS within SAP SE. He was technical in-charge of many PLUS projects at Daimler AG and made, in this position, a significant contribution to the design and architecture of production control.

“I associate abat+ with outstanding technology, which is optimally adapted to the needs of our customers, and a high level of future assurance.”

Photo Harald Ströher (Managing Partner abat )

Rainer Kellas

Managing Director MEXabat

Rainer Kellas is the Managing Director of the then newly established MEXabat since 2007.  
He has more than 20 years of experience in the SAP implementations, developments and AMS. After working for several years in Germany and for quite some time in China, he is in Mexico for more than 20 years now.

„What I especially like about abat, is the good team work and the readiness to learn something new every day.

Photo Rainer Kellas (Managing Director MEXabat)

Axel Schier

Managing Director Mexabat

At abat in Mexico, Axel Schier is responsible for the Sales, Business Development and SAP Consulting divisions. Following his studies, the computer science graduate held a range of positions and duties at VW gedas in the areas of software engineering, project management and quality management. He then spent many years working for gedas in Mexico. During that time he was responsible for Quality Management, Key Account Management and the ERP/SCM (Latin America region) Business Unit. After managing the IT and Billing division of a regional German telecommunications company, Axel Schier joined abat in 2014.

“For me, abat is about making our customers successful by working as a strong team with individual responsibilities.”

Photo Axel Schier (Managing Director Mexabat)

Manfred Heisen

Managing Director abatUS LLC

Since his degree in Business Management with a major in Computer Science and Production Engineering, Manfred Heisen has been working in the IT area. He has more than 25 years of experience in a diverse range of activities. Amongst other things, he acted in various positions with the SAP in Germany and the USA for almost 10 years, he held management positions at gedas AG / T-Systems, as well as he was a co-founder and Managing Director of pmc GmbH, one of the first development and implementation partners of the SAP AG in the automotive industry.

„For me, abat means successful implementation of the customers‘ objectives in the professional team with a high degree of personal responsibility together with our customers“.

Photo Manfred Heisen (Managing Director abatUS LLC)

Alexy Prakopchyk

Managing Director BELabat, Minsk

Alexy Prakopchyk has been working for BELabat since its foundation in 2004. He started as an ABAP developer until he was called to be the managing director of BELabat in 2009.
Prior to his position at BELabat he was an ABAP Developer at IBA in Belarus, which he started right after he earned his two degrees at the Belarussian State University in 2002, where he graduated in computer science and economics.

“abat is far more than just any company, it is like a big family that provides new opportunities and enhances horizons every day”.

Photo Alexy Prakopchyk (Managing Director BELabat, Minsk)

Managing Director of subsidiary

Peter Grendel, abat+

Peter Grendel

Board Member abat AG and Managing Partner abat+

In addition to the Sales and Marketing divisions, Peter Grendel leads the development of the production control and management software PLUS as well as customer projects. The business graduate previously held a range of management roles at SAP SE including the roles of Vice President for Support Management and Sales Director for Wholesale Customers. He was responsible for implementing large-scale projects in the automotive sector, such as AmSECAM for Daimler AG. Since 2010, Grendel has been a managing partner of abat+, a subsidiary of abat, and he was appointed to the board of abat AG at the start of 2015.

“For me, abat means 100% concentration on our customers and their success, 100% team spirit and motivation, 100% reliability and sustainability.”

Photo Peter Grendel (Board Member abat AG and Managing Partner abat )
Harald Ströher, abat+

Harald Ströher

Managing Partner abat+

At abat+ GmbH, Harald Ströher is responsible for Application Maintenance Services PLUS, financials as well as controlling and risk management. This mathematician held various positions, lastly as Development Manager, and bore the operative responsibility for PLUS within SAP SE. He was technical in-charge of many PLUS projects at Daimler AG and made, in this position, a significant contribution to the design and architecture of production control.

“I associate abat+ with outstanding technology, which is optimally adapted to the needs of our customers, and a high level of future assurance.”

Photo Harald Ströher (Managing Partner abat )
Rainer Kellas, Mexabat

Rainer Kellas

Managing Director MEXabat

Rainer Kellas is the Managing Director of the then newly established MEXabat since 2007.  
He has more than 20 years of experience in the SAP implementations, developments and AMS. After working for several years in Germany and for quite some time in China, he is in Mexico for more than 20 years now.

„What I especially like about abat, is the good team work and the readiness to learn something new every day.

Photo Rainer Kellas (Managing Director MEXabat)
Axel Schier, Mexabat

Axel Schier

Managing Director Mexabat

At abat in Mexico, Axel Schier is responsible for the Sales, Business Development and SAP Consulting divisions. Following his studies, the computer science graduate held a range of positions and duties at VW gedas in the areas of software engineering, project management and quality management. He then spent many years working for gedas in Mexico. During that time he was responsible for Quality Management, Key Account Management and the ERP/SCM (Latin America region) Business Unit. After managing the IT and Billing division of a regional German telecommunications company, Axel Schier joined abat in 2014.

“For me, abat is about making our customers successful by working as a strong team with individual responsibilities.”

Photo Axel Schier (Managing Director Mexabat)
Manfred Heisen, abat US

Manfred Heisen

Managing Director abatUS LLC

Since his degree in Business Management with a major in Computer Science and Production Engineering, Manfred Heisen has been working in the IT area. He has more than 25 years of experience in a diverse range of activities. Amongst other things, he acted in various positions with the SAP in Germany and the USA for almost 10 years, he held management positions at gedas AG / T-Systems, as well as he was a co-founder and Managing Director of pmc GmbH, one of the first development and implementation partners of the SAP AG in the automotive industry.

„For me, abat means successful implementation of the customers‘ objectives in the professional team with a high degree of personal responsibility together with our customers“.

Photo Manfred Heisen (Managing Director abatUS LLC)
Alexy Prakopchyk, Belabat

Alexy Prakopchyk

Managing Director BELabat, Minsk

Alexy Prakopchyk has been working for BELabat since its foundation in 2004. He started as an ABAP developer until he was called to be the managing director of BELabat in 2009.
Prior to his position at BELabat he was an ABAP Developer at IBA in Belarus, which he started right after he earned his two degrees at the Belarussian State University in 2002, where he graduated in computer science and economics.

“abat is far more than just any company, it is like a big family that provides new opportunities and enhances horizons every day”.

Photo Alexy Prakopchyk (Managing Director BELabat, Minsk)

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