KTR People
Passionate leaders, pioneers, and experts all working together to create solutions for your applications: It is the people who make KTR the company it is today and into the future.
Pia Wiesmann
Industry manager pumps and compressors
KTR Germany

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Wastewater treatment plant in Swiss Alps – Börger

Member of KTR since
2018

That’s why I’m joining KTR
I have always thought KTR to be a very modern and innovative company and I wanted to know if that was really the case. The answer is “yes”.

Top of my bucket list
Travelling

My favourite spare time activities
Sports, meet friends while having good food and good wine

Favourite movie/series
Monty Python’s Life of Brain by Terry Jones

Favourite song
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Favourite book
Lean In … by Sheryl Sandberg

Favourite sports/club
Skiing, mountain biking, jogging, swimming

Favourite food
Steak

Rob Groothuis
Sales Engineer
KTR Benelux

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On-site energy and heat generation – OPRA Turbines
Waste-free shipping – Neopost

The biggest challenge in this project
OPRA: Finding the right coupling combination of easy mounting in the field (limited weights of the separate parts), the right stiffness with regard to critical speeds and the ability to compensate for misalignments. Neopost: Selecting as much as possible standard ROTEX GS solutions for the numerous spots in the machine where torque needs to be transmitted.

Member of KTR since
2000

That’s why I’m joining KTR
I was looking for a modern and international company with a highly skilled, young and enthusiastic workforce.

Top of my bucket list
Visiting Asia with my wife and children.

My favourite spare time activities
As a flight instructor teaching people how to fly.

Favourite country
Indonesia

Favourite movie
Sully by Clint Eastwood

Favourite sports
Formula 1

Favourite food
Sushi

Mark Humphrey
Business Development Manager, South
KTR UK

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Veritable vegetables – PMC Harvesters

The biggest challenge in this project
The biggest challenge was to gain an understanding of the product. I was surprised at the range of products KTR produce but the training and support has been great for me to be able to simulate into the role.

Member of KTR since
2018

That’s why I’m joining KTR
I got approached for the opportunity to join an expanding family run business that’s close and personal in a niche market. I was sold once I met the rest of the team within the UK office

Top of my bucket list
Jumping out of a plane, preferably with a parachute.

My favourite spare time activities
Riding the motorcycle weather permitting

Favourite country/city
Of all places Romania sticks out for me, Brasov in the Carpathian Mountains also where Dracula originated.

Favourite movie/series
Blow by Ted Demme and Breaking Bad by Vince Gilligan

Favourite sports club
Sunderland AFC

Favourite food
Traditional English Sunday roast

Dirk Kohls
Product Manager Torque Limiters
KTR Germany

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Volcanic spring

The biggest challenge in this project
Transmission of high loads and integration of the coupling into the available space

Member of KTR since
2001

My favourite spare time activities
Family, Paragliding

Favourite place
My home

Favourite food
Pizza Tonno

Eberhard Maier
Sales Engineer
KTR Germany

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50,777 megawatt, work for 133,000 – J. Schneider Elektrotechnik

Member of KTR since
2015

Top of my bucket list
Billy Joel live at Madison Square Garden in New York

My favourite spare time activities
Nordic Walking, Cycling, Riding my Moto Guzzi

Favourite place
Provence, Southern France

Favourite movie
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Miloš Forman

Favourite song
The Carpet Crawlers by Genesis

Favourite book
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

Favourite sports event
Tour de France

Rob Peper
Sales Engineer
KTR Benelux

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Diligent as ants – TOBROCO-GIANT

The biggest requirement in this project
To make sure that the customer is well served and satisfied

Member of KTR since
Since 2001. before that I was co-owner of a company that represented KTR in the Netherlands. So in total almost 33 years.

That’s why I’m joining KTR
After having worked for KTR as a representative for more than 14 years, I wanted to go one step further. Now I work as a sales engineer for the manufacturer and go into the details, which makes the work much more interesting.

Top of my bucket list
I just don't have a wish list. I want to travel as much as possible and do tours with my motorcycle.

My favourite spare time activities
Traveling, motor riding

Favourite country/city
Kenia, New York

Favourite movie/series
Hm, I can't choose between "The Sopranos" and "Breaking Bad"

Favourite song
Angie by The Rolling Stones

Favourite book
Knielen op een bed violen by Jan Siebelink

Favourite sports/club
I like to watch football and try to play golf.

Favourite food
Spare Ribs

Rod Sarich
Business Development Manager - Distribution
KTR UK

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Reinventing an icon – Vantage Power

Member of KTR since
2010

Top of my bucket list
Attend The Open golf tournament or a Formula 1 race.

My favourite spare time activities
Guitar and playing golf.

Favourite city
Saskatchewan, Canada

Favourite movie
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Favourite song
La Villa Strangiato by Rush

Favourite book
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Favourite sports club
Sheffield Steelers (ice hockey)

Favourite food
Anything…. I’m a bit of a rubbish bin when it comes to food, everything goes in.

Dave Smith
Sales Manager
KTR UK

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Intelligent technology: solar pumps – Invertek Drives

Member of KTR since
2009

That’s why I’m joining KTR
When I was given the opportunity to join one of the world’s leading manufactures in power transmission, I couldn’t turn it down.

Top of my bucket list
Visit the Maldives

My favourite spare time activities
Boxing and Music

Favourite city
Dubai

Favourite movie/series
The Hangover by Todd Phillips

Favourite song
Adagio for strings by DJ Tiesto

Favourite sports club
Liverpool FC

Favourite food
Pizza

Richard Williamson
Business Development Manager, North
KTR UK

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An endearing ship-lifting giant – Scottish Canals

The biggest requirement in this project
The project wasn’t to demanding for KTR mainly hydraulic components, but overall this was a very technically engineered project.

Member of KTR since
2011

Top of my bucket list
To Tour America

My favourite spare time activities
Playing Golf

Favourite country/city
Barbados, just a wonderful relaxing oasis. At the other end of the scale it’s Las Vegas, you need another holiday after this to get over it.

Favourite movie
The Shawshank Redemption by Frank Darabont

Favourite song
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

Favourite sports club
Sheffield Wednesday. Unfortunately, I’m a big supporter of Sheffield Wednesday football club. We aren’t doing very well at the moment, unlike our big rivals, not allowed to mention their names, who are doing very well.

Favourite food
The great British Roast dinner with all the trimmings. Also partial to Indian cuisine.

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