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Frankenman GmbH established in Mar, 2014

In March 2014, Frankenman GmbH was established in Germany as a subsidiary of Frankenman International. With its foundation, Frankenman GmbH signed a strategic alliance with our former German distributor IFM-Gerbershagen GmbH, running our customer service and logistics from Mindelheim, South of Germany. Registered offices of Frankenman GmbH are in Mindelheim. Since April 2015, Frankenman GmbH also has offices in Berlin, capital of Germany. In 2016, Frankenman GmbH is increasing the Berlin structure and bringing customer service and marketing to the Berlin office.

General Manager of Frankenman GmbH is Christoph Vieira Schmidt, based in Berlin, who has been working with the Frankenman group for over ten years. Christoph is originally from the Frankfurt area and received his master degree from University Berlin in 2002. After his studies he lived in Brazil for ten years and started working in the medical devices industry in 2003 when he joined a distributor as Business Development Manager, introducing innovative products to the Brazilian market, amongst them the Frankenman surgical stapling range. After 5 years with the Brazilian distributor of Frankenman, Christoph worked for other medical devices companies and as a consultant in Brazil and Germany before joining the Frankenman International team as European Business Director in 2012. He established Frankenman GmbH with the shareholders and continues involved in the Frankenman International team and business.

National Sales Director of Frankenman GmbH is Michael Schmidt, based close to Aachen. Michael has more than 25 years of experience in senior sales leadership positions in companies such as Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Covidien, and Karl Storz Endoscopy. Prior to joining Frankenman GmbH, Michael successfully developed a start-up company and started his consultancy firm Schmidt Medizintechnik. In the beginning of his career, Michal was Director of Training at a training center for operating theater nurses. Michael comes to Frankenman with an enormous knowledge of the German health care and devices market – and surgical stapling has been one of his specialties for many years. He also brings to Frankenman a huge network within the surgical community in Germany.

Newest and youngest member of the Frankenman GmbH team is Enisa Mehovic. Enisa joined Frankenman in March 2016 and relocated from the South of Germany to Berlin. She comes to Frankenman from our former distributor IFM-Gerbershagen and brings several years of experience in customer services and logistics and deeply knows our daily business. Enisa is building up and will head our customer services in Berlin and is also supporting Frankenman GmbH in marketing and product management.

Frankenman GmbH established training and reference centers for STARR Mono Stapling, Longo procedure, and Reduced Port Surgery and has been performed workshops on a regular basis.

Frankenman GmbH is selling and providing service and support to our customers through a sales team of 11 self employed and highly qualified sales reps, all with many years of experience in medical devices sales and sales management, most of them having worked for the global players in surgical stapling during their careers in the German medical devices industry. Following our growth of sales, market share and opportunities, we will be increasing the sales team within 2016.

As part of the Frankenman group, Frankenman GmbH is proud of working closely with the Frankenman team in Suzhou, Shanghai, and Seoul, in Austria and in the UK and with our global network of distributors, partners and friends.