We are pleased to present our ELANEE team, which works to tackle any problems or requests our customers have on a daily basis. Get to know us better and discover more about the people behind the scene.
Company founder and pioneer
Prof Dr Armin Herker is the founder and manager of the company. His philosophy is “Make something new”. This means always improving existing products and continuing to optimise new products and concepts until everything is perfect. For him, the greatest praise is to hear a customer say, “You’ve really given this some thought!” He only considers products that have a comprehensible use, that are safe and as environmentally-friendly as possible, and that offer a fair price-performance ratio. He also very much believes in the concepts of “trust and reliability” when it comes to suppliers, employees and customers.
Product-, Quality- & Communication Management
Product management is the heart of the company because this is where ideas are put into practice. Just like the saying, “Never say never!”, we take an idea and follow it through to the final product. All necessary certifications and tests are applied and implemented. Packaging design, production planning and materials purchasing also take place here. Kerstin Schindler, Susanne Rieger and Stephanie Hesse-Braun are responsible for products under the ELANEE brand. Sabrina Kiesewetter, Bianca Lippmann-Mack, Julia Kramer and Manuel Herker oversee the comprehensive product palette by GRÜNSPECHT. Every product manager is responsible for the market introduction and advertising of his/her products. The task area is completed by Julia Kramer and Stephanie Hesse-Braun who take care of the Quality System. Kerstin Schindler, Susanne Rieger and Manuel Herker are ensuring the communicative implementation of our product ideas.
Veronika Mittl, Jana Winter, Jessica Ledermann, Nicole Reindl and Uwe Penning try to pre-empt our customers’ every wish and listen to concerns both large and small on a daily basis. Together with our independent sales representatives, they compile an individual selection from the comprehensive product palette for each customer.
Even the best products can’t solve our customers’ problems if they are not available in the correct quantities, at the right time and in the right place. For this reason, we have many “busy bees” working to replenish stocks on a daily basis. It is particularly important in colder months that we have sufficient stocks of our heat products. This begins with production during the summer months. This is planned, overseen and checked by Heidemarie Herker and Wilhelm Schatz. We care a lot about manufacturing in our factories for people with disabilities and this forms a significant part of our production.