About us

IDEA StatiCa is a team of dedicated engineering and business professionals

Lubos and Juraj Sabatka are holders of the EY Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 in the Czech Republic and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year of the South Moravian Region 2020 awards.


Dave Eckrote, P.E. is the Director of IDEA StatiCa US. He uses his experience in construction and structural engineering to help other engineers solve their problems. Learn more about his mission at IDEA StatiCa!

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Management Team

IDEA StatiCa is a company established in the Czech Republic; it is family-owned and run by four managers:

Juraj Sabatka

Juraj is a big enthusiast of technology and entrepreneurship. After years in corporate banking, he joined IDEA to mix his business skills with unique Czech technology. He has an academic background from three continents – Prague University of Economics, Harvard University, and Singapore Management University. He continues to educate himself in behavioral economics.

Vojtech Chalupa

After gaining a valuable 10 years of hands-on experience in the construction industry working on on-site material testing, structural steel and timber engineering, and project management, Vojtech joined IDEA StatiCa as Product Owner of our BIM department. He uses his experience obtained during all aspects of his career to understand deeply our customers’ needs and ensure that we align the whole product development team behind this passion, which is to enable our users to unleash their creative potential without compromising their safety or productivity.

Lukas Manasek

Lukas is no stranger to IDEA StatiCa and has been cooperating with us since 2016 as an external consultant. Not only did he help us to put together our go-to-market strategy and watch us as we entered new regions and markets in our sales network, as our CSO, he also brings with him his love of implementing new strategic goals for specific markets and extensive experience in sales leadership.

Martin Jansa

Martin is an experienced leader in software development for both desktop and cloud applications with 15 years of practice in the desktop security industry. He is a big fan of Agile development and is focused to maximize the value of the products provided to customers in minimal time.

Country Managers

IDEA StatiCa has gradually built up offices in Philadelphia, London, Dortmund and Rotterdam. Each team is made of local professionals with experience in the field of development and sales of structural engineering software. In the rest of the world, we serve customers through Authorized Resellers of IDEA StatiCa – a network of trained professionals who are usually skilled in multiple CAE/CAD applications structural engineers use.


Dave Eckrote

Managing Director

Dave has had a diverse career in structural engineering from design of various types of buildings to educating other engineers about ways to save time and money on their projects through software and design options.  He volunteers his time to work on the board of Structural Engineers Association of Pennsylvania, chairs the Northeast Coalition of Structural Engineers Associations and works on the Program Committee of Mid-Atlantic Steel Fabricators Association.


Theodore Tsirozidis

Managing Director

Working in the AEC software industry since 2007, Theodore has been helping engineers, and other professionals, to implement modern BIM technologies and tools in their design workflows. In 2015, he introduced IDEA StatiCa in the UK, and since then he has been leading the UK team with one main goal: to help structural engineers across the UK improve their productivity and design more efficient and safer structures.  

IDEA StatiCa Deutschland GmbH

Helmut Wrede

Managing Director

Helmut studied mechanical engineering at the University of Paderborn and mechanics at the TU Darmstadt. As an engineer, he gained a lot of experience in the support of structural engineering software in his professional career. He now acts as a managing director of IDEA StatiCa Deutschland GmbH.

IDEA StatiCa Deutschland GmbH

Aleksandar Mladenov

Managing Director

Aleks graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Applied Sciences in Wuppertal. He is passionate about IT and software. He built a successful business around SCIA Engineer. Since 2021 he has been the managing director of IDEA StatiCa Deutschland GmbH

IDEA StatiCa Benelux

Klara Thiel

Managing Director

Klara is a fan of new technologies and software. She has experience from a design office focused on steel and bridges, and extensive experience in business. She has been with IDEA StatiCa since 2018, where she was responsible for the Czech and Slovak market as a Consultant. Since 2021 she has been working in the Netherlands.

IDEA StatiCa CZ & SK

Jan Valicek

Managing Director

After graduating at Brno University of Technology, Jan worked  9 years as a structural engineer in Czech Republic and United Kingdom. During his structural engineering career, he participated on multiple award-winning projects. He joined the team in 2018 as a Consultant for Czech republic and Slovakia. Since 2022 he manages the operations in the home territory of IDEA StatiCa.

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