As we happily announced, s::can has been sold to Badger Meter, Inc. in November 2020. With the pending retirement of our company’s founder, Andreas Weingartner, we 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, took 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 our s::can logo with the four dots, these four represent different areas of expertise and experience.
Meet the s::can management team
Michael Steiner, General Manager – Water Quality International
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 20 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, Sales Director – Water Quality International
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 Sales Director – Water Quality International, he appreciates and pursues the excellent relationships with worldwide partners and customers and is very focused to take a “born global” company to a global technology and market leading position.
Thomas Lederer, Director of Operations – s::can GmbH
Thomas joined s::can in January 2019 as Director of Operations. 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, Manager IPAM – s::can GmbH
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 the Manager of Innovation, Product & Application Management 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.