Management | MicroStep
MicroStep spol. s r.o.
Eva Stejskalová has finished her studies in the field of automation and control technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (Slovak University of Technology) in 1986. She stayed to work at the university as an assistant professor where her research was focused on control systems. In 1991, she left the university and joined the founding members of MicroStep. Here, she became head of the CNC machines and CAM software research and development department and she has remained in that position until today. In 2012, she earned an MBA degree from the prestigious „The Open University Business School" in the United Kingdom in the field of strategy, creativity, innovations and leading the change. Since 2018, Eva Stejskalová is a member of the High-level Strategy Group on Industrial Technologies within the EU Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020. Alongside MicroStep's founder Dr. Alexander Varga, she was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 in Slovakia.
Alexej Makuch studied automation and control technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (Slovak University of Technology). After finishing his studies, he became one of the founding members of MicroStep. He has gone through many different positions at the company, usually with a software focus. In 2001, he became head of the marketing and sales department. Under his leadership, the company has seen an increase in foreign representation and entered previously unavailable markets. In 2012, he earned an MBA degree from the prestigious „The Open University Business School in the United Kingdom in the field of strategy, creativity, innovations and leading the change.
Iren Brhlík manages primarily the production facilities in Hrinová and Partizánske. From 1981 until 1986, he studied electric traction and energy in transport at the University of Žilina. After finishing his studies, he spent the next five years working at the railway repair where he worked his way up from the position of a technologist to operation manager. From 1991 he has worked as a self-employed repairman of consumer electronics. In 1994, Mr. Brhlík began working at the company IQM s.r.o. as an electrical equipment designer. He held this position until 2002 when he became head of the department of electrical production of single-purpose machines. After a merger of IQM and MicroStep in 2010, he became director of the Hrinová production facility.
MicroStep Europa GmbH
Igor Mikulina, born in 1963, is co-founder, shareholder and managing director of the in 1999 founded MicroStep Europa GmbH. He is responsible for the strategic business field "Digitalization and Industry 4.0". Against this background as well as others, Mikulina is also the co-founder and CEO of the Industry Business Network 4.0 e.V., an association formed in 2016, in which innovative medium-sized companies cooperate in the field of Industry 4.0. In addition, Igor Mikulina is president of the board of the IndustryFusion Foundation, which among other things promotes the creation of open source software for smart factory networking solutions.
Johannes Ried, born in 1985, started 2012 directly after his studies of information-oriented business administration at the University of Augsburg as an employee in the sales department of MicroStep Europa GmbH. In 2013 he took over the management of the internal sales department and became commercial manager in 2016. Since August 2018 he is managing director and shareholder of MiroStep Europa GmbH. He is responsible for the entire operative business. In addition, Johannes Ried is vice president of the board of the IndustryFusion Foundation, which among other things promotes the creation of open source software for smart factory networking solutions. And Johannes Ried is a member of the board of the Industry Business Network 4.0 e.V., an association formed in 2016, in which innovative medium-sized companies cooperate in in the field of Industry 4.0.
Mikuláš Bucinský, born in 1955, graduated in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Bratislava in 1978. Initially he worked as an engineer in the field of automation and robotics at Heavy Industries Engeneering (Slovakia). In 1992 he started as a project manager at MicroStep, spol. s r.o., and in 1993 he became the managing director of the MicroStep subsidiary Rela. In 2007 he became a shareholder of MicroStep, spol. s r.o. and changed his area of responsibility: as director of production he has since been responsible for the MicroStep plants in Partizánske. In addition, Mikuláš Bucinský has been managing director of MicroStep Europa GmbH since January 2014 and acts as contact person concerning production.