Our Management

Since 2020, the two managing partners Michael Flunkert and Waios Kastanis have shared the management of the company with the extended management team. Together with Peter Hönle (Sales and Services Division), Lutz Krämer (Products Division), Thomas Kogelberg (Finance and Central Services Division) and Dagmar Henkel (Human Resources), the software company is competently positioning itself in all business areas to meet the growing demands of the market. Partnership and communication at eye level is just as important to the management as a high level of professionalism and courageous progression. Get to know your quality partners!

Portrait of Michael Flunkert, Management

Michael Flunkert

Managing Director / Strategy

Michael Flunkert, MBA (Master of Business Administration), studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. During this time, he already founded a system house that focused on the development of IT tools for quality assurance. In 1994, Flunkert founded Babtec Informationssysteme GmbH with the aim of providing all manufacturing companies with a standard software solution for quality management. As a shareholder and managing director, he actively promotes a positive error culture in quality management and puts the guiding principle of making the world a little better every day through quality into effect.

Portrait of Waios Kastanis, Management

Waios Kastanis

Managing Director / Commercial

Waios Kastanis started his career in Sales at Ikoss GmbH, a subsidiary of Thyssen AG. In 1989, he took over the management of the Wuppertal branch of softmetal GmbH within the Thyssen Group. In 1991, Kastanis moved to the Stuttgart ERP company Strässle Informationssysteme GmbH. Since 1995, Kastanis has been a shareholder and managing director of Babtec Informationssysteme GmbH. He has made trust and cooperation at eye level his management maxim.

Portrait of Peter Hönle, Management

Peter Hönle

Member of the Management
Customer & Solutions

Peter Hönle studied product engineering at Furtwangen University in the Black Forest. After graduating, he began his career in international Sales in a German corporation. By becoming a managing director in a software company, he came into contact with quality management, which excited him and has accompanied him ever since. Since 2002, he has held management positions in Sales at Babtec. He carries the company's guiding principles into his daily work with passion and drive.


Portrait of Lutz Krämer, Management

Lutz Krämer

Member of the Management
Product & Communication Division

After graduating with a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Lutz Krämer began his career in the IT department of a German corporation. He then took on various management roles in medium-sized software companies, sharpening his eye for the needs of the industry. He has held management positions at Babtec since 2006 and has been responsible for the Products division since 2014. In doing so, he places a special focus on creating scope for self-responsible action in his team and acting with a holistic view of the needs of all stakeholders.


Portrait of Thomas Kogelberg

Thomas Kogelberg

Member of the Management
Finance & Services

After studying business administration, Thomas Kogelberg gained extensive experience in the areas of controlling, finance and administration in the software industry. Most recently, he was CFO of a well-known software manufacturer in southern Germany. Since 2021, he has stood for appreciation and teamwork at Babtec in a management position in the area of Finance and Central Services.

Portrait of Dagmar Henkel

Dagmar Henkel

Member of the Management
People & Culture

Dagmar Henkel studied business administration at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. Afterwards, the graduate in business administration gained extensive management experience in a renowned software company. After almost 20 years of successful HR work, she took over as head of the HR team at Babtec in 2019. True to her motto of the four M's “Man muss Menschen mögen” (engl.: You have to like people), she now puts people at the center of everything she does at our company.