Michael Flunkert, MBA (Master of Business Administration), was born in 1962 and studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. During his time as a student he founded a system house that specialized in developing IT tools for quality assurance. In 1994 Flunkert founded Babtec Informationssysteme GmbH with the aim of offering one software system for all phases of the quality process for every manufacturing company. As partner and managing director he is realizing his vision of using quality to make the world a little bit better every day.
Waios Kastanis, born in 1963, started his professional career in Sales at Ikoss GmbH, a subsidiary of Thyssen AG. In 1989 he took over corporate management of the Wuppertal branch for softmetal GmbH within the Thyssen group. In 1991 Kastanis moved to Strässle Informationssysteme GmbH, an ERP system house based in Stuttgart, Germany. Since 1995 Kastanis has been partner and managing director of Babtec Informationssysteme GmbH.