# Who is behind IDEA StatiCa?

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 CEOLubomir 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. Martin Rolny Operations DirectorMartin is a big enthusiast about new technologies and pushing the limits of the software. He has 10+ years of experience across development, testing, and supporting CAE applications for structural engineers. With his team, Martin supports the global community of engineers in delivering their projects effectively, on-time, and with all the code-check requirements. Juraj Sabatka CSO&CFOJuraj 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 DirectorMartin 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 London, Dortmund and Rotterdam. Each team is made of local professionals with experience from 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. IDEA StatiCa UK Theodore TsirozidisManaging DirectorWorking 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 Benelux Martijn KlokManaging DirectorAfter obtaining a Civil Engineering degree, Martijn focused his career on the world of BIM software solutions, in which he applies sales management, project management & people management. He is a pragmatic, reliable, and decisive leader of IDEA StatiCa Benelux which he joined in January 2021. IDEA StatiCa Deutschland GmbH Helmut WredeManaging DirectorHelmut 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 MladenovManaging DirectorAleks 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 betterYou 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!$$