Jörg Kortmann, CEO
For more than 20 years Jörg has been passionately enjoying holidays in his own camping buses, which he himself has optimised for his own requirements - among other things, 3 children had to be "built in" over the years. "Besides the holidays" he has been dealing with logistics and manufacturing processes for 20 years before founding PlugVan. Dream destination: First Madagascar and then later something more exotic.
Florian Fey, CMO
Whether 5,000 km through Chile or once across Scandinavia - Florian has been travelling in a camper since his childhood and knows everything that mobile travelling has to offer, from the small camper to the fully integrated vehicle. In addition, Florian has a lot of enthusiasm for digital marketing. Dream destination: from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego by camper
Max Müller, Production and Quality
Max has discovered his passion for camping in Australia in 2016. There he has travelled many thousands of kilometres in various vehicles, some of which he built himself. Besides he is very interested in Tiny Houses. As a trained industrial mechanic, Max is also our "screwdriver". Dream destination: with his Nissan Micra (35 PS!) to Mongolia.
Kathrin Cirksena, Marketing
Kathrin studies primary education in Berlin and cannot imagine a life without climbing, windsurfing, camping and good coffee. Travelling whether by tent, bus, bike or on foot gives her energy for her everyday life. In nature she finds serenity and simplicity - something she often lacks in the hectic big city. At PlugVan Kathrin supports the marketing. Her dream destination: Yosemite National Park (for big wall climbing).
René Kalaß, Globetrotter
René spent two years travelling around the world with his MagirusDeutz MD130D9. It was built in 1984 and he he calls his vehicle "Hummel". He has many years of experience in the development of electric vehicles. With us he takes over the subject of electrical installation. Dream destination: Enjoying life in harmonious relationships and once around Africa in a truck.
Luise Göttel, Marketing
Luise studies Romance Philology in Potsdam and tries to learn other languages which she can use while travelling all over the world. Very important for her: Spanish. Despite a break from traveling this year, she wants to return to South America as soon as possible and continue discovering this wonderful continent, preferably in a camper or a car with a small mattress or in America's first PlugVan! Dream destination: Colombia.
Julia Junghänel, Marketing
Julia was born in Berlin and is studying - after several years of work in the field of international business and long stays in Asia - primary school education with a focus on natural sciences. She finds her balance mainly in playing beach volleyball as well as other outdoor sports. She is a creative person and likes to work on new projects in her apartment. Dream destination: hiking in the mountains in Nepal and being close to nature in Africa.
Michelle Kuhn, Sales
Michelle is currently studying German and Linguistics at the University of Potsdam. She can't imagine an everyday life without writing. She also enjoys hiking, swimming and dancing. She likes to spend her free time outdoors in nature, and she also enjoys painting. Dream destination: To live on an island someday and be able to hear the sound of the sea every day!
Axel von Borstel, Production
Axel started building furniture at the age of 15 and built his first camper at 18. After 35 years of working in a company, he rediscovered the craft and started his own business building furniture and kitchens, while assembling kitchens for various kitchen studios on the side. When PlugVan came to his attention, Axel thought: "This is it!" and is now part of the production team! Dream destination: Southern France.
Sebastian Costantini, Marketing
Sebastian is a Divemaster, a hotel specialist and he's currently studying tourism management. Travelling is his great passion - "There's still so much to see". A few years ago he did a half-year backpacking-trip across Southeast-Asia. Already for longer time, he would like to work in a start-up and for him “PlugVan offers the ideal product that combines leisure and sustainability“. In the field of online marketing, he wants to grow with us. Two of his next dream destinations are: With a camper along the coast of the Mediterranean or from Vancouver to Peru (important is being close to the sea).
Raffael Bernhardt, Production
Raffael is a trained tool mechanic for mould construction and a metal industry foreman. He spent the longest period of his young professional life as an application mechanic in the field of mechanical engineering. He enjoys working in production and creating new things. In his free time, he likes to play his double bass to jazz music and is an enthusiastic US basketball fan. His dream is to own his own jazz bar in Canada someday.
Josefine Hambsch, Marketing & Sales
Josi is studying educational science and German philology in Braunschweig. With only - more or less - the bachelor's thesis still missing, she is already moving to her dream city Berlin. Besides her studies, she is a dance teacher for the dance styles modern and jazz, but she also loves to dance hip hop. Dream destination: a van tour through Europe.
Mandy Haase, Team assistant
Mandy was born in Berlin and has been passionate about camping since she was a child. Whether in a camper van, a tent or a trailer - most important is the campsite! Hiking and spending time in nature is her hobby, and she likes to walk 30 km to see something beautiful. Mandy has been supporting the team in the office since her retraining as an office administrator. Dream destination: Northern Lapland or seeing the Northern Lights in the south of Finland.
Natalie Dürr, Production
Natalie is from Berlin, a city kid by heart. But she would also have liked to grow up in the country. She enjoys cycling and loves everything that has to do with crafts and building. For 8 years she worked with metal in a Berlin spectacle factory. At PlugVan she can now also work with other materials. Dream destination: round trip through Western Europe.
Svenja Häger, Production
Svenja is a non-binary furniture maker and sustainability scientist with a love for Tiny Houses and reusing and recycling resources. In her free time, she likes to build and craft with unusual materials and boulder. Dream destination: Tanzania, New Zealand and living in a self-built houseboat on the outskirts of the city.
Rhesa Tendean, Quality management
Rhesa is studying for a Master's degree in production technology at the Technical University of Berlin and works for PlugVan as a student trainee in quality management. An everyday life without a good coffee is unimaginable for him. His passion is working in the workshop. But he also likes food, travelling and lots of sport. He also enjoys diving in various places. Dream destination: diving in Egypt and the Caribbean.
We are hiring!
You are enthusiastic about our concept? You already have many creative ideas in mind and you would like to become part of our travel enthusiastic team? Then send us your application with your interests, knowledge and how you would like to be involved: email@example.com