Group Manager Vocational Training
My name is Kerstin Langohr and I am a training manager at TecAlliance. I started my career with a commercial apprenticeship.
After several stations, I successfully completed an evening course of business administration. I have been with TecAlliance since 2008, initially as Head of Human Resources and since 2013 as Head of Training.
My activities are very varied; my tasks include recruiting new apprentices and students as well as planning rotations during training and studies. In addition, I am the contact person for all topics relevant to training.
Quality Assurance Group Manager
I, Christian Krause, am active in the role of Research & Innovation and Quality Officer at TecAlliance. I started my professional career as an apprentice IT specialist (application development) and then completed my university studies to become a business IT specialist. ( After several years in IT consulting, I joined TecAlliance GmbH in 2015. First in the role of Group Manager Quality Assurance and since the end of 2018 in my current role.
My activities are very exciting and varied, my tasks include among others:
– the evaluation, evaluation and introduction of new technologies and tools,
– the preparation of guidelines and the assurance of their compliance,
– the selection and support of service providers to support our internal departments and processes,
– supporting the training of our trainees and students.
TecAlliance GmbH is a stable employer, which makes it possible to bring in one’s own ideas and approaches; a high measure of personal development and innovation is enabled.
My name is Tobias Roth and I work as Vice President in the Information Management Department of TecAlliance.
I started my professional career in 2009 in the company.
Since then I have worked in a variety of positions, tasks and departments.
After successfully completing my A‑Levels, I started training as an IT specialist with a focus on application development.
In the course of this I went through the entire IT department of the company.
After successful completion of my education, I became a web developer for the development and
support of software products.
Since my personal interest has always been in international matters, I seized the opportunity and
started a dual bachelor course in International Business Industrial Sales & Marketing in cooperation with TecAlliance.
In the course of this I moved to the Business Development department, where I was responsible for the analysis of the Chinese market and the design of pricing models.
In addition, I was given the opportunity to spend half a year abroad for a semester near Los Angeles, California, USA.
Because I liked part-time studies very much, I decided to start a part-time Master’s degree in
International Management after successfully completing my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).
I moved to the Information Management division, where I have been IT project manager and product owner in an agile context.
After successfully completing the Master’s program with the title Master of Science (M.Sc.) and the additional title Master of Business Administration (MBA) from a Brazilian university, where I completed a period abroad, TecAlliance offered me another opportunity for further development.
In addition to my work as a project manager, I started a part-time doctoral program at the beginning of 2019. On top of that, I got the chance to develop further when taking over the role of a Vice President for the Information Management with responsibility for a team in Maastricht in the Netherlands.
All my different activities in the company were and are characterised by great colleagues, varied tasks and continuous new challenges.
My main tasks are the management of multinational teams and strategical people development. I am also active as a trainer and enjoy working with students and trainees.
IT Application Engineer
My name is Marco Seubert, I am an IT specialist for system integration working in CCS IT Applications. My professional career began with a technical apprenticeship. Immediately after my training, I went into the military, where I was a platoon leader and trainer in the medical field.
After my time in the military, I completed my training as an IT specialist at TecAlliance. My field of activity includes all procurement in the IT sector, telephones in the fixed network and mobile sectors and asset management. I also work as an IT trainer.
My name is Dirk Kaupert, and I work for TecAlliance in the field of IM Tools. My career started in a completely different area.
After finishing school, I completed an apprenticeship as an electronics technician. Afterwards, I continued my education as a state-certified technician for electrical engineering/data technology. This brought me step by step to software development. I became a software developer through various correspondence courses and have been working in this position at TecAlliance since 2015.
My core task in the company is the development of recording programs for the internal recording of vehicle data. I implement work packages in the frontend and in the backend. The cooperation with colleagues and external service providers takes place in agile teams. What I really like about TecAlliance is the agile way of working and the team spirit in our young and dynamic company. I also like the development potential, which is supported by targeted training courses.
IT Application Engineer
My name is Ralf Lippegaus and I am working in Cologne as an IT Application Engineer.
I started my career at TecAlliance in 2012. At It-Operations, I do the Dispaching for our Ticketsystem, Assetmanagement, a lot of small projects and I am one of the trainer here in Cologne.
I started with IT by studying Mathematical Science Informatics (Mathematische Naturwissenschaftliche Informatik) in Gießen from 1986 to 1991 (yes I am that old).
Since then I worked in 5 different companies as an It-Specialist, starting from Development, Sales and Network, then Networkspecialist, and later as a Securityspecialist.
Here I am working more as a generalist, focused on the big overview, holding a lot of gearwheels in motion.
In my real life outside of TecAlliance, I fix my family matters (one son, 21 years old) , Paragliding, Motorcycling, Robotics and Ballroom-Dancing.
Sales Service Representative
My name is Beate Lippegaus, I have been at TecAlliance since 2014 and I am working in Sales Services since 2016.
Since the introduction of the new structure, I am working for the International Sales Services of the BU Manufacturer – Sales Services is primarily responsible for offers and invoices.
You are right here, if you want to learn something about our way of working and learn more about the products of our BU.
For you, it is certainly interesting to get to know our main applications too (CRM and HS AB).
If you are here in Cologne, you will find out that we have a great working atmosphere with many nice and helpful colleagues – working here is really fun.
In my private life I have one son (21 years old) and 3 cats – I like Paragliding, Nordic Walking and Dancing and I go to Fitness Training twice a week.
My name is Christian Becker and I am part of the Research & Innovation (R&I) team of TecAlliance.
I joined the TecAlliance in 2011 and started my training as an IT Specialist – Application Development. This allowed me to gain my first experience in software development and the TecAlliance. Subsequently, I took a course in Applied Computer Science at the DHBW in order to gain more detailed knowledge in computer science.
Since October 2018 I have been doing the Master in Computer Science in cooperation with DHBW CAS.
In the company I take care of optimizations and process improvements in the field of information management. By means of new technologies and approaches, as well as machine learning, we test in a team how we can accelerate our data acquisition and further increase the quality standard. I am also available to the development teams to answer questions about new technologies and support the transfer of the developed prototypes to line production.
In addition, I am responsible for supporting our apprentices and students when they want to complete project work with us in the R&I team.
At TecAlliance, I greatly appreciate the great trust placed in the employees. We can contribute and develop our own ideas. Due to the flexitime and home office arrangements, parallel study in the CAS Master’s program is also less problematic.
Sales Services Representative
My name is Mark Olaf Hoffmann, in short simply Mark and I have been working for TecAlliance since April 2017. First temporarily and since 01.01.2018 in permanent employment.
I am based in Cologne. Here I work as Sales Services Representative – for the region D‑A-CH – in the BU Trade. In Sales Services we are the interface between field service, customer and internal departments, such as Customer Support, Solution Management, PSI (Presales and Implementation), etc..
I would describe my professional career as typically ‘classic’. After completing my vocational
training as an office administrator, I then committed myself as a regular soldier for 8 years in the
Bundeswehr, the German Air Force. Already during my service time I could enjoy a specialized
training as a state-certified business economist, which enabled me at the same time the trainer
suitability examination (AdA certificate).
I then worked for various companies and divisions until I joined the TecAlliance.
Besides and especially after work, I allow myself to have a private life. Here I often have to deal with
an 8‑year-old daughter who plans and organizes a large part of our leisure activities. Starting with
visits to playgrounds, cycling, hiking, swimming and cinema. Everything is kept very diverse and never
I am also a football fan of a traditional Bundesliga club – Borussia Mönchengladbach (dangerous for
If you make it to Cologne during your studies or training, we will certainly meet. Above all, however, if
the training plan provides for deployment in the area of ‘Sales Services’. No matter in which BU.
We are looking forward to you and to passing on our knowledge to young motivated colleagues
Senior Software Developer
When my studies of Software Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Heilbronn slowly came to an end in early 2008, I was looking for a suitable diploma thesis. Through a fellow student I came into contact with the company AuDaCon IT-Solutions GmbH (as the company was then still called) in Weikersheim, where I wrote my diploma thesis – a web tool for the translation run – from May 2008 to September 2008.
As I found the working environment very appealing and I also came to appreciate my colleagues, I was delighted when I was made a takeover offer after my successful completion of my studies, which I gladly accepted. Until the introduction of the new structures, I worked in the team that provided the RMI (Repair and maintenance information) for the customers in the form of program libraries or web applications. Thereby I specialized myself towards the backend. Already during this time I came into contact with trainees who completed part of their training in the team and was allowed to give them professional guidance. In 2016 I had the opportunity to take on more responsibility and passed the AEVO exam at the IHK.
Since the restructuring I have been working in the Data Manager Trade BU in the RMI Backend Team. There we take care of the maintenance, support and further development of the RMI program library and its web service.
In my private life I can consider myself lucky as a staff member of my cat. Furthermore I like to play analog board games; which we also do on a fairly regular basis in the games evening we founded with some like-minded trainees.
IT System Architect
I’m Oliver Marienfeld. If you want to know, how you can…
- implement IT applications,
- put them to the acid test,
- and get the last bit per second of speed out of them,
…ask me. Because I have been doing this since more than 10 years: designing, programming, testing, measuring and putting IT systems into production. During this time, I have worked for large (HP, Siemens, Lidl) and medium-sized (TecAlliance, Bundesdruckerei) companies and public institutions (State Office of Finance, Bavaria).
I’m a system architect at TecAlliance. It means, I work with teams, which implement our digital products. We solve professional and technical problems together, deliver code and are happy if it passes tests successfully.
If you don’t find me sitting in front of the screen, look for me on the water because I love water sports, or outdoors because I love cycling and inline skating as well.