Equippo Team

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Michael Rohmeder, CEO & Founder

I bought my first machine at age 14 and I’m working with heavy equipment since then! My wife and kids are very important to me and huge Equippo fans. I spent 10 years working for Ritchie Brothers and now love working with the great Equippo team on a big vision. I love making our customers happy and more successful by making difficult deals happen online and easy. Find me on Twitter @rohmeder

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Philipp Knobel, CTO & Founder

I’ve been fascinated by technology since a very early age. It’s amazing to see how new technologies influence and change the way we work and live. I’m CTO at Equippo and have worked in software development for over 15 years. I enjoy spending my free time with my family outdoors, skiing, sailing, and scuba diving. Working with a great, worldwide team to build a super-easy marketplace for construction equipment makes me happy.

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Martin Nicolaes, Sales & Operations

My smart daughter and smiley-faced son are the most important people in my life. I’ve worked in construction equipment for 13 years with Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers. A great passion in my life is long distance rally raids by motorbike. To compensate for all that speed, I also enjoy sailing and spending time with my family. Working for Equippo means an exciting new method of re-marketing for heavy equipment. I love the family-style team. Afterall, when all things are equal, wouldn’t you rather deal with a friend?

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Roman Bdaitsiyev, Operations

If there is one thing I can’t live without it is mountains! I am from Ukraine and love to mountain bike and climb. I have worked with languages and business operations for many years. I work on machine operations and Russian language management for Equippo. I am very happy to work with machinery and to work with the great Equippo team.

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Alex Kazartsev, Frontend Developer

I’ve worked as a frontend developer since early 2011. At Equippo I am the frontend developer and I like helping to make the website the best it can be. Music is a huge part of my life. I play guitar and bass and enjoy mixing music in my home studio. I also enjoy sci-fi movies and popular science. I like working for Equippo because it is such a great environment and team.

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David Collin, Manager, Sales & Customer Service

My languages are English, Spanish and French, and I graduated with an MBA in France. I love traveling around the world, being in contact with multi-national persons and working for a cross-cultural company such as Equippo. I love the fast-paced international business environment and everyday I try to learn more about international trading. For more than three years, I enjoy the South American lifestyle in the innovative city of Medellín, Colombia.

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Yahor Zhuchkou, Software Developer

I’ve worked as web-developer since 2005 (since 2007 with Ruby). After managing a Ruby Department and leading a dev team I returned back to the web-developer role in Equippo, because it is a good possibility to create new web services, features, amazing backend and database tech and work with a very skilled international team.
I like visual astronomy, open source development, but also medieval history, festivals and knight fights. Sometime I play with fire poi aka fireshow.

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Diego Torres Joya, Sales Director Latin America

Engineering is my profession, engines and speed are my passion. I’ve been working with construction equipment for almost 10 years and I enjoy everything about the industry. I joined Equippo because I like to develop this new innovative business and I believe that Equippo is the future of the heavy machines market. I am a true Colombian from Bogota but in my heart I am also a real Swiss guy, I spent a lot of time in Switzerland, I have a family there and I love the things that make it great.

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Domenico Schwalb, Marketing Manager

I’m a Peruvian living in Rotterdam where I happily work for Equippo. I have been working in Marketing since 2011 and love to find different and innovative ways to reach out for customers and connect with them by offering relevant content. Before coming to the NL I enjoyed surfing awesome waves in Peru, now I like to ride my bike or skateboard and play an occasional squash match.

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Elvira Tibboel, HR and Recruiting

The common thread that has run through my career until now is that of connecting people. People with work, companies with people and people with people. I believe it is a nice challenge to start work as a recruiter at Equippo. The international nature of the team, the innovative service provision, "the passion to change things" and of course the organizational growth really appeal to me. If I am not working, I do a lot together with my family. I have two lovely daughters, who are already becoming quite independent. If I am not working, I like to go horse riding or sail our sailing boat. In addition, I play hockey in competitions and in the winter, if there is ice, I like to put my skates on.

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Andrea Barrera, Sales & Customer Service

​I am an Industrial Mechanical Engineering student​ in my fifth semester, I am passionate about engines, mechanics and motorcycles. I have worked with vehicles in the workshop area and the customer service. I am a person who loves to be constantly learning, I love nature, I live in a house in the countryside and I love reading and sharing with my family. With Equippo, I achieve the work of my dreams, which combines my passions.

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Juliana Vasquez, Sales Support

​I am an industrial engineer and proudly Colombian. I like to ride bicycles, travel and spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy learning, getting to know different cultures, confronting new challenges and acquiring new skills. That's why I would like to work for Equippo, where I could learn different things every day and interact with great coworkers.

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Myrtia Veyron, Marketing Trainee

During my studies in Languages Applied to Business, I had the chance to live in Argentina and in New Zealand for one year each. This made me realized how much I like discovering and being in contact with different cultures. I'm braving now for almost a year the capricious weather of the Netherlands where I had the chance to join the team at Equippo as Online Marketing Trainee. By working here I expect to gain marketing knowledge in a global business.

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Carole Williamson, Logistics and Deal Management

I fell in the construction industry a little bit by chance some years ago, and I have enjoyed it ever since. From the people within the industry to the logistics challenges I come across, I absolutely love it! I juggle between Work and Familly life based in South West France. I will do my best to deliver your machine from wherever it is located to wherever your choice of destination is.

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Paul Williamson, Vice President

I have worked in the capital equipment business most of my career developing international distribution networks. I love the construction equipment world and working with some of the World's largest construction companies. I am always fascinated by the scale and complexity of some of the projects I visit around the globe. It gives me great satisfaction to provide our customers a great service in re-marketing their equipment wherever in the World that requirement might be.

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Ardi Sopi, Back Office and Administration

At the moment I am doing my Bachelor in Applied Science with Major in Controlling and Accounting at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland). In addition to studying, I enjoy using and expanding my knowledge at Equippo. The international orientation of the company enriches the daily exchange. One of my favorite pastimes is traveling, getting to know other cultures, spending time with family and friends.

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William Geurtsen, Seller Acquisition

I am currently finishing my bachelor in International Business and Management by writing my thesis for Equippo. Next to writing my thesis and developing myself in this dynamic and highly international organization I like to travel and spend time with my family and friends. I am very passionate when it comes to soccer, playing, going to matches or supporting from home. The thing I enjoy most at Equippo is to work with inspiring colleagues who are real visionaries when it comes to digitalization and doing business fully online.