Our founders

Entrepreneurship is our passion

Raymond Kober, Klaus Weinmann, and Stefan Kober are the founders of CANCOM SE, which is listed on the MDAX. For 25 years, they have successfully managed the business of internationally active companies such as CANCOM and AL-KO and are now combining their business activities under the new PRIMEPULSE brand.

 

Our team is complemented by a broad network of experienced specialists and operational managers from various corporate functions and industries.

Raymond Kober, Klaus Weinmann, and Stefan Kober are the founders of CANCOM SE, which is listed on the MDAX. For 25 years, they have successfully managed the business of internationally active companies such as CANCOM and AL-KO and are now combining their business activities under the new PRIMEPULSE brand.

 

Our team is complemented by a broad network of experienced specialists and operational managers from various corporate functions and industries.

Klaus Weinmann
Co-Founder
CEO & Chairman on the Board

Klaus Weinmann studied business from 1990 to 1995 at the University of Augsburg and graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann. Founded in 1992, CANCOM was characterized by strong growth from the very beginning. When Weinmann was taking his final exams, CANCOM already had 50 employees. Since 1999, CANCOM has gone public. It was accepted into the selected TecDAX index in 2012 and thus numbers among the 30 largest high-tech businesses in Germany with a group turnover of more than €1 billion. Additionally, CANCOM has been successfully listed in the MDAX in 2019.

 

Weinmann was chairman of CANCOM SE’s executive board for more than 25 years, having led the transformation of the IT group into a cloud and managed services provider. His outstanding entrepreneurial achievements have earned him a spot among the “Entrepreneur of the Year” competition finalists on multiple occasions. He is Chairman of the supervisory board of STEMMER IMAGING AG and a member of the University Council of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences.

Raymond Kober
Co-Founder

After completing secondary school, Raymond Kober studied telematics at the Graz University of Technology. Beginning in 1995, he joined Klaus Weinmann and Stefan Kober in building and expanding the CANCOM Group to one of the largest, stock-listed IT systems houses in Germany. From 1995 to 2005, Raymond Kober served on the CANCOM executive board and was responsible for the areas of service and logistics. Later, as a member of the supervisory board, he oversaw the successful development of the CANCOM Group.
In January 2006, he moved to management in the family business, the AL-KO Kober Group, which is globally active in the areas of gardentech, air technology, and automotive . Until 2013, he served on the executive board and was responsible for purchasing, IT, and air technology.
Since 2013, he has served as AL-KO Kober SE’s deputy supervisory board chairman.

Stefan Kober
Co-Founder

Stefan Kober began his career in 1992 while he was still studying economics at the University of Augsburg and with the founding of CANCOM. CANCOM today is one of the largest, stock-listed IT systems houses in Germany. Stefan Kober was a member of the executive board and responsible for marketing and sales from 1992 to 2005. Later, as a member of the supervisory board, he oversaw the successful development of the CANCOM Group.
At the beginning of 2006, he moved to executive board in the family business AL-KO Kober SE, where he was responsible for marketing and sales with a focus on the Gardentech division. The group today operates in the areas of gardentech, air technology, and automotive and is one of the global players among Germany’s medium-sized enterprises.
Since July 2014 until June 2018, he was third generation chairman of AL-KO Kober SE’s executive board and managed the company successfully and future-oriented. Under his leadership, the company achieved groundbreaking milestones, such as the merger of the former vehicle technology unit to multi-billion group DexKo Global Inc., to create a growth-oriented positioning for the future. Today Stefan supports the company’s development as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.