About Actyx

A productive and resilient world

We started this company wanting to make the world more productive and more resilient. Learn more about our mission and the team working to make it a reality.

Our Mission

Empower developers of factory software in making the world more productive and more resilient.


We want to have a sustainably positive impact on the world.


We respect ourselves, our customers and our partners.


We work hard to really understand the problems we solve.

Meet the team


Oliver Stollmann

Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Oliver is a mechanical engineer by education and a software enthusiast by heart. He completed his studies at the ETH Zurich and has worked at Miele, Audi, ABB, and Xerox PARC before starting Actyx.

Maximilian Fischer

Founder / Chief Commercial Officer

Max is a mechanical engineer fascinated by improving manufacturing processes with software. He completed his studies at ETH Zurich, Caltech, Duke and EPFL Lausanne. Before co-founding Actyx, he was researching the area of physical chemistry.

Dr. Roland Kuhn

Founder / Chief Technology Officer

Roland is a physicist turned software engineer with an appetite for distributed systems. He worked in the space industry and led the Akka team at Lightbend before co-founding Actyx.

Niels Denefleh

Chief of Staff

Niels is a former EY Innovalue strategy consultant that at one point decided it's more fun to build things rather than advise on them. Before joining Actyx he worked as CFO at Shore.


Rolf Mathies

Chairman of the Board

Rolf is an experienced investor in high-tech startups. As one of the founders of Earlybird, he helped establish the German venture capital scene. Rolf enjoys investing in high-tech software and health-care companies.


Mirko Novakovic

Non-Executive Director

Mirko is a highly successful serial-entrepreneur. He founded and lead Codecentric, a leading german IT Consulting company. He then founded and lead Instana, one of the world's leading APM companies. Mirko sold Instana to IBM in 2020. He is also an angel investor in promising startups.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jasperneite

Non-Executive Director

Jürgen is a professor for computer networks at the OWL University of Applied Sciences, and head of Fraunhofer IOSB-INA. Previously, he was head of R&D for automation at Phoenix Contact. Jürgen is an initiator of the SmartFactoryOWL and a thought-leader of the Industry 4.0 movement.

Christian Buchenau

Non-Executive Director

Christian is the founder and partner of Paua Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on B2B software companies, with a special interest in industrial startups. Christian has made several investments in startups such as Stripe, Pipedrive, and Wandelbots.


Sales & Partnerships

Christopher Ziegler

Sales and Partner Management Lead

Chris is passionate about helping manufacturing companies innovate to improve their competitiveness. He has a background in political science/economics and has worked at Porsche, Henkel, the European Commission, and AWS before joining Actyx.

Alexander Halemba

Developer Advocate

Alexander has been working as a software engineer since 2007. Before joining Actyx and enjoying distributed-system programming, he worked with different companies focusing on big data and high performance/availability computing.

Wolfgang Werner

Developer Advocate

In a variety of roles, Wolfgang has spent the last two decades building software and helping others to do so. He is familiar with software product development, integration and technical consulting as well as with growing and grooming developer communities. He has significant experience in full stack development in the finance, automotive and manufacturing industries. Coming from the application development side, he strongly identifies with developers consuming frameworks and is on a mission to make their experience as smooth as possible.


Rüdiger Klaehn

Staff Software Engineer

Rüdiger has 20 years of experience writing software. Before joining Actyx, he worked in the space industry for 11 years. He was a member of the space mission planning group of the German Space Operation Center and co-developer the mission planning system of the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X missions. Rüdiger also built the telemetry display for the Columbus ISS module. He is active in open source and maintainer of the spire algebra library.

Oliver Wangler

Software Engineer

Oliver is a mechanical engineer from the Technical University of Munich. During his studies, he focused on industrial automation, control theory, and software engineering. Before joining Actyx, Oliver worked with several leading machine manufacturers, helping to lift their offerings into the digital manufacturing era.

Mario Camou

Software Engineer

Mario is a generalist by heart with a penchant for automation and Systems Reliability Engineering. Before joining Actyx he studied Computer Systems Engineering at ITESM-CEM and worked, among other places, at EDS, Sun Microsystems, and eBay.

André Ruediger

Software Engineer

André is a software engineer with over 15 years of experience in the enterprise software industry and enjoys pondering over distributed systems and functional programming. Before joining Actyx, he developed complex enterprise applications in the health and geo-informatics space.

Nikita Moshensky

Software Engineer

Nikita is an electrical engineer with over 10 years of experience in the software industry. He has gained significant expertise in modern web technologies and frameworks/libraries.

Simone Poggiali

Software Engineer

Simone is a senior frontend developer skilled in UX/UI design with 20 years of experience. He has significant experience in web technologies and worked on different projects used by thousands of users including customer as O2 and Siemens.

Benjamin Sieffert

Software Engineer

Benjamin has been working as a software engineer since 2012, with experience across many technologies. Most of it he gathered at a real-time bidding startup that was bought by Zalando. He enjoys pondering edge cases and coming up with code that does one thing, and one thing well.

David Craven

Software Engineer

David has 12 years of experience writing software. He is a contributor to many open source projects and worked in the blockchain industry. He is the author of ipfs-embed.


Maximilian Haushofer

Product Manager

Max started at Actyx in 2016 with an internship that sparked his passion for technology and the manufacturing sector. Before joining Actyx, Max completed his studies in Finance/Business Administration at LMU Munich and Bocconi University.

Nicolas Kiefer

Product Manager

Nicolas started at Actyx as a working student in UX design in 2016. Now, after finishing his MSc in Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging at UCL, he joined Actyx full-time as a Product Manager with a strong background in UX design and Computer Vision.


Diana Hahnel

Management Assistant

Diana is a trained industrial business management assistant with several years of experience in companies like MMM GmbH and BO-Systems. In addition to starting a family, she spent 3 years in England and 5 years in China, which broadened her personal and professional horizon.

Angelika Dindorfer

Team Assistant

Angelika is a business economist with experience in accounting, logistics and human resources. She is a volunteer in several family institutions. She has spent time studying and working in Spain and USA during and before her studies at University of Applied Science in Munich. She has been with Actyx since 2018.

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