People at BOGE

Working at BOGE is matter of give and take: You bring your knowledge and skills to the table; we create the right conditions for your personal advancement. But don’t take our word for it: Below, our employees give insights into what you can expect at BOGE.

Why BOGE is so attractive for employees

Mareike Heinrich, Leader of Research & Development   Children or career? At BOGE, that wasn’t a choice I had to make.

Mareike Heinrich, Leader of Research & Development

As a Bielefeld native, I was aware of BOGE from a young age. My personal professional journey began in Hamburg, where I completed a “dual apprenticeship” (practical work alongside general vocational school) as an industrial engineer. I began working for BOGE in 2010 as a product marketing manager. Two years later came two fundamental changes in my life: one, our little daughter was born; and two, I took over leadership of the Research & Development Department with my colleague Peter Boldt. BOGE supported me at that time and has done ever since – as an employee and as part of the BOGE family.

Nalin Amunugama, General Manager BOGE Asia Pacific   I was impressed by the high levels of trust placed in me.

Nalin Amunugama, General Manager BOGE AsiaPacific

After graduating in Business Admin specialising in Marketing, I found my first job as a Management Trainee with a dealer in the compressed air sector in Sri Lanka. After ten years as a Product Manager I then set up on my own. As a dealer for BOGE my aim was to raise the profile of the brand in Sri Lanka – something I have managed to do. Impressed by the corporate culture at BOGE, I didn’t hesitate about giving up my independence and applied to BOGE Asia Pacific for a job as an Aftermarket Manager in Singapore. Today I am employed at BOGE AsiaPacific as General Manager. I am responsible for a total of 15 markets, which confront me with different cultural challenges on a daily basis. I am grateful for the trust in me and I am convinced that the future of compressed air lies with BOGE.

Aljoscha Schlosser, Managerial Assistant   BOGE offers young talents great opportunities for career advancement.

Aljoscha Schlosser, Managerial Assistant

My story with BOGE started in August 2011, when I began my “dual apprenticeship” (practical work alongside general vocational school) in business administration. During my apprenticeship, I was able to explore the daily ins and outs of the company, get to know the commercial sector, gain insights into the Controlling Department and learn more about product marketing management. At the end of my apprenticeship, BOGE took me on to work in these areas long-term. I was astounded by how early on I was allowed to assume responsibility for projects – a great opportunity and an excellent environment for learning and development.  I finished my studies in three years and am now an assistant to the company’s management. It makes me happy to see the trust BOGE places in its “home-grown” recruits. It works. Even Mr Meier, our Managing Director, began his journey at BOGE as a student.

Peggy Teo, Administration Accountant   With BOGE’s support I have developed my skills to become expert in SAP.

Peggy Teo, Administration Accountant BOGE AsiaPacific

I have always been very good at figures. That’s why I decided to train as a bookkeeper – I obtained my diploma with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Singapore. And it was also there that I applied for a job with BOGE Asia Pacific where I have been able to gradually familiarise myself with SAP. I have meanwhile developed my skills to become an expert in SAP for order processing and accounts. My professional knowledge allows BOGE AsiaPacific to deal with these areas in-house – they were originally outsourced. I am so glad that BOGE has helped me to develop my skills and become expert in this field. They have been reinforced further by the intensive training courses held at the headquarters in Germany, which have given me greater confidence in working with SAP. Also the participation in the staff development program "International Summer Camp" has contributed a lot to my personal development – especially the intensive networking with international colleagues. As a family-oriented person I am glad to have found a second home at BOGE.

Heiko Ennen, Project Manager Business Process & IT   With BOGE’s support, I turned my hobby into a career.

Heiko Ennen, Project Manager Business Process & IT

Most, if not all of us, dream of turning our hobbies into careers. With BOGE, I succeeded in doing just that: In 1999, I began my apprenticeship as an IT officer at the company. During my training years, I was able to get to know all of the technical departments. My passion was obviously reflected in my performance, because I was subsequently hired to work in the Information Management Department. I hadn’t imagined that I would be able to study, too, but it was possible – in a work-based learning programme and with flexible work times. I advanced further in the company as a result of our Talent Scout Programme and now lead interdisciplinary IT projects with significance for the entire BOGE Group. I feel happy and proud to have achieved so much!

Marcos Rana, General Manager BOGE Iberica   Freedom of organisation coupled with trust – that makes going to work fun.

Marcos Rana, General Manager BOGE Iberica

After graduating in optometry (ophthalmic optics), my first job was providing technical support to the laser research department at a university. There I soon realised that I was more interested in working in industry. So I switched job by joining the After-Sales department of a world leader for laser machines. When I came across an advert for an After-Sales Manager at a new subsidiary of BOGE, I responded right away. This position involved a lot of work building the company up, but I was also given plenty of freedom in terms of structural organisation. Whenever I was assigned new responsibilities, they said, "We trust in you." And no matter how great the challenge, I have always enjoyed the full support of the company. Today I am employed at BOGE Iberica as General Manager.