Founded in May 2010 by Christoph Budelmann to give his part-time job a solid foundation, Budelmann Elektronik turned into a solidly growing company and established itself in different business sectors. Originally focusing on the development of electronics it soon became evident that there was a growing demand for embedded software and entire electronic systems. As a result qualified personnel could be employed and the company moved to bigger premises. In 2012 the enterprise was turned into a limited liability company (GmbH) and Jeannine Budelmann became part of the general management. In 2015 we invested in some production machines that make almost an entire in-house production possible. Contrary to start-ups we rely on organic growth without external financing. Thus, we are able to be a reliable partner for our employees and customers. That’s what we stand for with our name.

Picture: Budelmann / Marcel Kröner

Dr. Christoph Budelmann (born in 1985) turned his hobby into a profession. He studied electrical engineering and information technology at University of Darmstadt and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et des ses Application in Cergy-Pontoise, France. He is the author of numerous academic works in the field of embedded systems and writes a regular column in the professional magazine Vending Management which deals with new technologies for vending machines. In 2015, he was appointed to Hochschule Rhein-Waal to teach “Industrial Manufacturing of Electronics”, talking about current manufacturing processes and technologies of electronics as well as about production-oriented design. In 2017, Dr. Christoph Budelmann was awarded a doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Bremen on the subject Intelligent Sensor Nodes Powered over Fiber for Cost-Effective Applications. In addition, he is member of the industry and research committee of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) and voluntarily works as a jury member in North Rhine-Westphalia for the youth science competition “Jugend forscht” which he had won on national level in the category technology in 2005.

Picture: IHK / André Stephan

Jeannine Budelmann (born in 1986) graduated from the universities Mannheim und Heidelberg with a degree in business with intercultural qualification Chinese. During her studies she also stayed at the ESSEC business school in France and the 北京语言大学 (Beijing Langugage and Culture University) in Beijing. After her studies she worked on marketing-related research projects at University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück. As general manager of Budelmann Elektronik she is active in different business boards. In November 2016, she was appointed to the executive board of JCI North Rhine-Westphalia representing the department “Innovation and Resources” and is vice chairwoman as of 2017. She is also member of the committee for vocational training of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Münster. In November 2015, she was elected to the plenary of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce North Westphalia (which is the highest committee of the chamber) for six years. In 2017, she was appointed to Hochschule Rhein-Waal to teach “Innovation Management”.