Who is behind IDEA StatiCa?

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It is good to know who is actually responsible for the software you use every day. Let’s find out!

IDEA StatiCa develops software for structural engineers. That is a long journey. Firstly it means we research, test, and apply new methods of analyzing the behavior of structures. Secondly, we shape all that technology into simple engineering applications which have to be reliable, fast, and accurate. For us, creating software is a way to contribute to making every new structure around the world safer and cheaper.  

Management Team

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

Lubomir Sabatka
CEO

Lubomir is one of the pioneers of using CAE methods in structural analysis worldwide. With his team, he has been developing tools for this industry for over 30 years – Esa Prima Win, SCIA Engineer, etc. In 2009, he shifted his focus to the design of structural members, the use of cloud technology, and BIM adoption. He aims to fill in missing pieces in the global workflow of structural engineers and fabricators.


Jan Kubicek
Team Leader - Customer care

Janko is a structural engineer with a passion for clever and timeless solutions. He has over ten years of experience in the design, analysis, and engineering of steel, concrete, and timber structures. He actively seeks to encourage his fellow professionals toward more efficient designs and workflows. He has been a Product Engineer on the IDEA StatiCa team since 2020, where he is dedicated to both supporting the community of engineers using progressive methods and improving the user-friendliness of existing computational applications.

Juraj Sabatka
CSO&CFO

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.


Martin Jansa
Development Director

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.

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 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

Development Team

IDEA StatiCa is not about one person; it is an ecosystem of professionals. Creating software for structural engineers is highly specific because you need to mix coding, structural engineering, and advanced numerical methods. That is why we built up a team of over 60 people and an extensive network of collaborating experts and companies”, says Lubomir Sabatka.

And yes, there is some rocket science there. Head of our Solver team, Jaromir Kabelac, used to model and calculate the lifecycle behavior of wings of airplanes. With his colleagues at IDEA StatiCa, he applies the finite-element method to the most demanding calculation challenges of structural engineering.    

Get to know the team better

You can read about more colleagues on the About us page or connect with us through our LinkedIn and Facebook. We put a log effort into the continuous education of everybody involved in IDEA StatiCa, discover your closest authorized reseller here. It is hard to catch up live these days, so meet us at one of our upcoming Webinars