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Equippo Team

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

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.

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.

François Boucher, Vice President

Corentin Boucher, Auction Manager

After I drove my first dumper at the age of 8, my steps led me to the worldwide machinery industry. After years living in different countries in Asia, America and Europe, I learned the strength of multi-cultural teams and an expertise of equipment. I specialized in the auction business, and seek to offer a very different approach through a high-quality service. On my free time, I am a rugby fan/player, as well as a sailor and surfer.

Ronny Pankratz, Private Sale Director

Ronny Pankratz was co-founder and CEO of Sellma.com. He is involved in building our processes and winning customers of tomorrow for Equippo. Ronny is passionate about disruptive business models, challenging technical boundaries and passionately working to get things rolling to deliver a unique customer experience.
Ronny holds a university degree in engineering.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Samer Hourani, Online Marketing Specialist

I am a Palestinian/Syrian, recently graduated from European Studies (Marketing specialisation) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. During my study I have learnt about internet marketing tools and I would like to use my knowledge in the work field. I have also studied languages (Spanish and Italian) and adding them to the languages I speak (Arabic, English and Dutch). In my spare time, I like to watch, play and analyse football matches.

Silvia Diaz, Sales Support

I have always wanted to travel around the world and discover new cultures. I studied Economics in Spain and during those years, international trade inevitably caught my attention. Now I work for Equippo in the Rotterdam branch where I can enjoy a multicultural working environment and helping customers from all over the world. Besides my chef’s soul, I am also interested in photography and I am an adventure sports lover.

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.

Elisa Nativel Fontaine, Sales Support

I am currently studying international trade and I am in my last year of Bachelor Business Administration. Thanks to my studies I travelled a lot. Today, I am very happy to work with Equippo, that allows me to evolve in an international environment, where I can learn many things everyday and I also like to talk with clients from around the world. I love travelling, meeting new people and discovering new cultures. My other interests are boxing, cooking and cycling.

Linda Mayer, Sales support

I am very happy to join Equippo and to experience working in a multinational environment surrounded by great colleagues. I enjoy helping customers in the most professional way to ensure they have the best experience. At Equippo I want to gain more experience in the area of CRM and to learn more about heavy machines. In my free time I like to read books and to travel to new countries exploring new cultures.

Jan Müller, Sales support

I am delighted that Equippo is giving me the opportunity to actively contribute my ideas to existing processes. Customer contact is very important to me, because you deal with interesting people every day and the work here never gets boring. In addition, I am on the home straight of my media studies at the TU Ilmenau, where Equippo provides me with great support.

Felix Avenarius, Sales support

I have joined Equippo with the expectation to be part of a fast-growing, ambitious, international and modern company, and I have not regretted a single day yet. I am thrilled to bring innovation into this exciting market with Equippo and to create benefits on all sides. Buzzing with energy, dynamics and creativity, I feel that I am working just at the right place. Apart from international trading I take an interest in sports, tango, and philosophy.

Gleb Logunov, Sales support

As the last step of my Bachelor degree in international business, I am very happy to have the opportunity to work in a globally active and multinational corporations like Equippo. Furthermore, we at Equippo have a great working environment, in a young and dynamic team, what I highly appreciate. I, as an intern, am responsible for relations and communication between both, our customers and suppliers. This is a major responsibility from which I hope to gain a lot, personally, as well as from a business perspective. In my free time I like to cook, swim, hike and explore new cultures and places.

Marianna Fogiel, Executive Assistant

Born in Italy from Polish parents, graduated from Swiss hospitality school (2011), worked in London (UK) for over 6 years and in Monaco. I can speak Italian, Polish, English, French and have some knowledge of German and Spanish. Having had a quite international upbringing, I easily feel at home in new places and feel best when working in a multicultural environment such as Equippo! I love coffee, chocolate (even better if combined with coffee), b&w movies, travelling, jazz, meeting new people and dogs!