Dr. Andrei Neboian
Founder and CEO
Over the years, Andrei consulted a number of large multinational corporations in various industries including logistics, industrial hardware, and metals manufacturing.
He received his doctoral degree in Operations Research (OR) from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany, which he completed in cooperation with the INSEAD Business School and the French postal operator La Poste France. At the WHU, we was a regular speaker at MBA, MSc and BSc courses in logistics, sustainable business models and operations management. He also received additional training in OR from the Kellogg School of Management in the USA. Before joining WHU, Andrei served as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group where he worked with international clients from different industries including banking, private equity, construction materials, telecommunications and power distribution in Europe and Middle East. In 2012, Andrei was awarded with the 2nd prize at the renowned George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award. In 2011, he was selected finalist for the Daniel Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in the United States.
Andrei has an engineering background with a MSc. in Electrical Engineering and Automation from the Vienna University of Technology. He is passionate about hardware and was hand-on involved in the development of the various electronics-related projects over past years including 3D-printers.
Dr. Robert Hein
Founder and CTO
Before receiving his PhD (Dr. rer. pol.), Robert worked as a research assistant at the chair of Logistics Management at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, where he focused his research on quantitative optimization problems (operations research) and sustainable business models, partly in cooperation with INSEAD Business School and La Poste in France. As a visiting scholar at the Kellogg School of Management in the United States, he deepened his knowledge in consumer behavior and sustainable entrepreneurship.
Robert has further an MSc degree (Dipl.-Ing. oec.) in industrial engineering and management from the University of Technology in Hamburg, Germany, and working experience in manufacturing (e.g. Caterpillar, Porsche) as well as management consulting (e.g. Arkwright, Roland Berger). During his studies, he attended lectures at the San Diego State University in the United States and was supported by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). Robert is fascinated by new technologies and business models and has considerable experience in working with 3D printers.