After the retirement of managing director Ingolf Mueller, Stephan A. Grund succeeds as new managing director alongside OKM founder Andreas Krauss. At the age of 31, Stephan A. Grund is the youngest in the company. Thanks to his focused and intensive professional experience, he contributes strategic expertise, intercultural skills and fresh ideas.
We have been asking the new managing director how he spent his first few weeks in office:
Mr Grund: Hello, thank you very much for the warm welcome here in Altenburg at OKM. I am happy to answer your questions!
Mr Grund: I have just been working more intensively on the use of the Rover C4. The Rover C4 is one of our best-selling detectors, which is used all over the world especially for cavity search. Since we have been booked in the coming week for a search service in Vogtland, Thuringia, in which I very much like to participate, I would like to get to know our products in detail.
Mr Grund: Absolutely. Especially when I was a child, I used to go treasure hunting with my grandfather in the Rhineland. Unfortunately, we didn't have any OKM devices back then, so I used conventional metal detectors. We were always looking for gold nuggets, which my grandfather collected. For me as a child these were great adventures, which I now remember gladly in my function as managing director at OKM.
Mr Grund: I am an enthusiastic sportsman and enjoy spending my spare time in the Alps for winter sports or mountain biking in the summer months. I'm also a big soccer fan, but after two cruciate ligament ruptures I only watch from the outside. I also enjoy the time with my family and friends, which I would like to introduce to our OKM products.
Mr Grund: OKM has developed splendidly over the past 20 years under the leadership of Mr Mueller and Mr Krauss. With the wide product range of detectors and the new Body Screener, OKM has been a global technology leader for years. I am convinced that together as a team with our very loyal and highly trained employees we will lead OKM into the next successful decade. I try to use my skills especially in sales and marketing.
Mr Grund: The company building is of course impressive and great to look at. It definitely fits in perfectly with the OKM business model. We sell the majority of our products in the Egyptian and Arabic regions, so that the Altenburg pyramid was built on the basis of OKM‘s sales markets. In addition, we can optimally map our overall value-added depth with product development, production, marketing, sales and quality assurance here.