As s::can GmbH happily announced last week, the company that is known for their innovative online water quality monitoring systems has been sold to Badger Meter, Inc. With the pending retirement of the company’s founder, Andreas Weingartner, s::can looked to partner with a leading organization with a shared innovative culture and commitment to environmental solutions. It was clear Badger Meter was the right fit.
An s::can management team, consisting of 4 experienced s::can managers, now takes over the agendas of the former owner and CEO. It is the vision of the new management together with Badger Meter to enter new markets and lead the company to further growth and success. Their goal is to be able to offer you even more powerful products and solutions in the future. Just as in the s::can logo with the four dots, these four represent different areas of expertise and experience.
Michael Steiner, General Manager
Michael studied business administration and management and is part of s::can since 2003. Right from the beginning he has been excited about s::can’s vision to enable every person to know about the quality of their water. Ever since he has shaped s::can’s path from a start-up to the global company it is today. In the almost 18 years at s::can he took on responsibility for a wide variety of areas, since 2015 he has been managing the company with Andreas.
In his new role as General Manager of s::can he is pleased to be opening the next chapter of this excellent company together with Badger Meter and thus to continue pursuing s::can’s vision.
Robert Wurm, Chief Sales Officer
Robert has been with s::can since 2007, always in a sales role with strong technical aspects into marketing and product management. He is an electronics engineer by education and carries a master degree in international management from the University of Applied Sciences Joanneum in Graz. All throughout his professional career he has been working with sensors, data acquisition systems and software in high tech companies.
As the s::can CSO, he appreciates and pursues the excellent relationships with worldwide s::can partners and customers and is very focused to take a “born global” company to a global technology and market leading position.
Thomas Lederer, Chief Operating Officer
Thomas joined s::can in January 2019 as Chief Operating Officer. He holds a master degree in Physics from the University of Vienna (Quantum Optics), a PhD degree in Mechatronics from the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Microfluidics) and an MBA from the Californian Lutheran University (General Management).
Before becoming a part of s::can he held several positions in academia and industry: CEO of a photovoltaics company, Head of Business Development of an automotive supplier, Head of Business Unit “Functional surfaces and nanostructures” at a research institute.
In order to enable s::can’s further growth, he is dedicated to optimize processes and boost operational efficiency.
Christoph Wagner, Chief Innovation Officer
Christoph has a university background of Chemical Engineering and worked several years as a researcher in the field of spectroscopy. He received his PhD from the Vienna University of Technology for his work on time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy before joining the industry. Previous positions included responsibilities for marketing, sales, support and product management in the field of analytical instrumentation before he joined s::can in May 2019.
As Chief Innovation Officer Christoph funnels current and future market needs, new technologies and applications into shaping s::can’s future. Evolving s::can’s solutions by applying AI strategies and enhanced algorithms will be one focus area for the upcoming years.
s::can GmbH was founded as a University spin-off in 1999 and is based in Vienna, Austria. With sales offices in six countries and sales partners around the world, s::can water quality monitoring systems are available in more than 45 countries. The innovative company is serving the whole water industry, from drinking water to environmental to wastewater. Today, with over 10,000 systems sold, s::can is the global leader in online optical water monitoring systems. For more information, visit www.s-can.at