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Your FLSK Team.
Diverse, and yet the same.
Behind every good idea stands a team, that lives for it with excitement. Find out about the minds behind FLSK here.
Quentin has gained a lot of experience in the business world since a young age. After apprenticeships, university degrees and working oversees, Quentin had the idea to found FLSK. His experience working for a stainless-steel bottle manufacturer definitely helped this undertaking. True to the motto “if you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward”, Quentin is the driving force of FLSK, having is sights set on building a lasting business.
What I’m good at: Staying on course during a storm. Typical me: Salt with a little meal on the side. In my next life I’ll become: A farmer.
A native of Switzerland, Patrick has studied Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Boston (BA) and Munich (MA). He knows the start-up world, FLSK being his third venture. Officially, Patrick oversees creating functioning operational structures as well as media partnerships. Unofficially, he is the expert for previously unsolvable problems and complicated client requests. He lives through his motto “nothing is impossible!” and makes sure that clients as well as colleagues are always happy.
What I’m good at: Selling FLSKs to people who accidentally dialed the wrong number Typical me: colourful socks, colourful underwear – the only way I go to work In my next life I’ll become: professional Porsche-racecar driver
As head of the sales and marketing team Amelie has one goal: the rebellion against the conventional. She loves to break down old structures and to think in a new way. While Amelie sets against threats in her video games with sword and shield, at FLSK she does that completely without armament. But wait, not quite, coffee (a lot!) is by all means essential for the heroism.
What I’m good at: gritting my teeth and carrying on Typical me: Is there beer already, or should a make myself another coffee? In my next life I’ll be something like Pippi Longstrocking
There is one thing Waldemar never forgets: Everyday could be your last day! That’s why it’s so important to him to spend every day as meaningful as possible. That’s also reflected in his career: After school and his military service he trained to be a industrial management assistant, after which he studied part-time. In his 19 years of working in the automotive supply industry, he perfected his knowledge of supply chains. Waldemar completes the FLSK-Team perfectly with his controlling know-how.
What I’m good at: Understanding everything holistically. Typical me: There are only challenges, no problems. In my next life I’ll become: a Staffordshire Bullterrier.
As fundamental part of the marketing team, Cindy serves us with plate-wise content and stories on star level. A big portion of creativity, mindfulness and unagi can be observed, when Cindy brings ideas to life. In private, this is by the way not different: here the impro-artist indulges her friends with cozy curry-evenings.
What I’m good at: Drinking wine. Typical me: Never without painted fingernails. In my next life I'll become: A fashion designer.
Christine makes sure that more and more people discover their favorite FLSK in our online shop every day. Once upon a time, she came from NRW to beautiful Munich for her studies and ever since she did not find a good reason to leave the world city with heart again. As a proud dog-mom she places great value on a good walk-couch-balance with Edgar. Whether during binge watching at home or when taking Edgar for a stroll in English Garden – a MDNGHT with hot, black coffee is always with her.
What I’m good at: Staying calm. Typical me: Without coffee, without me. In my next life: I'll run a marathon. For real!
Hanni gives the beat not only at the drum set of a known metal band. Also in our sales team the years-long trading expert ensures proper pace. Whether when coordinating our sales force, during exhibition's set up or when processing the most diverse distributors' requests – no work is safe from this go-getter. The reward? Clearly a superb Aperol spritz on a sun terrace of a Munich café.
What I’m good at: Staying cool in stressful situations. Typical me:„Hold my beer, I can do this!“ In my next life: I want to have just as much fun as in this one.
Michi's super power is definitely, to let things look like they are a cinch. The key accountant manager is unsurpassable in charm and competency when working with our distributors. Besides, Michi is also managing the Swiss market. It doesn't surprise one a lot, that costumers and colleges are equally upbeat about the learned problem-tackler. Nevertheless, we are a tiny bit confused about his love to his neighbor chicken Fridolin.
What I’m good at: Taking in different perspectives. Typical me: Gin Tonic in my BLCK 500 ml. In my next life I’ll become: A soccer pro with “Löwen” :)
Volker is a real allrounder. Assembling glass showers, tackling in the construction industry, selling BMX bikes or making people happy in the customer support – he knows, how it works. And if not? Then he learns it! This characterizes him and with that mindset, Volker complements our team for a while now. During leisure time, he is similarly versatile. When the day's work is done, he is for example playing ice hockey or makes music. Almost always in tow: a WHTE with cold water.
What I’m good at: Trying and learning new things. Typical me: Very bad to reach via phone. In my next life I'll become: If I figure something out, I'd preventively already do it in this life.
Since the beginning of 2019 Kris takes care of the field of corporate premium branding and brings together, what belongs together: top-quality companies and FLSK. Thanks to precise planning, Kris always knows – before all others – on which event a FLSK with individual engraving is waiting for the visitors or which employees can look forward to a muki in corporate colors. The skilled positive thinker Kris not only brings a good mood permanently, but also she provides decades of experience with her own trading company – but this is a whole other story.
What I'm good at: Sitting by the ocean. Typical me: “And what are we doing now?” In my next life I'll become: Owner of a beach hut.
The “newcomer” from the east, Alex, is specialist in the field of laser marking and ensures that our engraved FLSK products not only convince due to the idea, but also based on the result. With over 7 years of expertise his motto is: ”Can be done this way, but it can also be done even better!”. Thereby pun, (black) humor and good mood never fall by the wayside.
What I'm good at: Establishing contact to people quickly and partying very long. Typical me: Questioning and optimizing. In my next life: I'll do nothing differently.
Thomas joined the team at the beginning of 2017 and takes care of the areas of e-commerce and logistics at FLSK. Since he worked in the nursing sector before, it is effectively in his blood to act quickly and to tackle things courageously – exactly what is key in logistics. What links the two professions further? The variety! And so Thomas masters all the smaller problems and the urgent emergencies in the world of flowing goods.
What I’m good at: Identifying problems and solving them, improvising and crafting. Typical me: Unambiguously ambiguous. In my next life I'll become: A film director.
If things need to be done, Susann uses her hand on approach - in the office as well as with DIY-projects at home. With 20 years of experience as an executive assistant, she helped build two start-ups. She knows how to get things done! Privately, Susann enjoys family life with husband, daughter and a cute, black dog.
What I’m good at: Working with numbers. Typical me: Always on tour. In my next life I’ll become: A globetrotter.
At a trade fair, Sabine started a conversation with Quentin. It was not long before she was captivated by FLSK! With her trade fair experience, she truly knows every detail about the business – as organizer, as exhibitor, or as attendee. Minutely planned out days, contorted exhibition halls and small talk are her strong suits. Sabine set her experience to work and tirelessly improved FLSKs presentation on trade fairs and other events.
What I’m good at: Organising. Typical me: Checklists and Commands. In my next life I’ll become: A farmer in New Zealand.
Our tremendous Sweden fan Dunja is part of the FLSK team since August 2019. She started into working life as a learned media designer, searched and broke new ground, among others as a project manager and account manager, and now she enriches our FLSK family with all the experience she gained on her previous way. As head of customer service, she cares for our customers in a tender way and with a clear mind, because she would like it best, if simply all people were happy.
What I'm good at: Listening, empathizing, commiserating – helping in word and deed. Typical me: when I have a laughing fit, I can't stop laughing so soon. In my next life I'll become: A Swedish author, who writes favorite books.
Severin is a real FLSK fan. Looking for a job besides his studies of Geography he rediscovered the company and joined the fLKS Team in September 2017. He applies his interest in sustainable companies and in people in the departments of customer service and operations, where he brings the FLSK water bottle closer to people every day. Besides, he lives and loves nature sports: the rockier the equipment the better.
What I'm good at: Staying calm. Typical me: Mountian in the morning, water at midday, athletic training in the evening. In my next life: I'll make this life's mistakes all over again.
Back when FLSK was a lot smaller than it is today, Jana breezed into the office. Her plan: providing the classy FLSK with a tailor-made writing stile, which is worthy of it. A word and a blow. And so it happened, that Jana became self employed copywriter for FLSK. This includes her juggling with letters and writing the FLSK blog. But Jana is only writing, if the sun is currently not out. Because then, she is set out into the big, big world. Hiking, traveling, paddling – writing can be done, when it is dark outside! The best about FLSK? That her beloved tea stays hot in it until the evening.
What I’m good at: Leaving others their liberties. Typical me: Tea in winter, tea in summer, tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea actually always. In my next life I’ll be: freelancer again as fast as possible.
His just-do-it mindset is typical for Joscha. Besides a 3500 kilometer long tramp journey through Greece, it also bumped him into the open arms of the marketing team. Here he declares the good news of change, which he brings forward with his thesis in the field of sustainability. What he needs for doing this, he learned during his studies in communication and marketing in Augsburg and Norway. Before, he has been on board of other startups and gained experience in consulting. His just-do-it list? Is being processed. But it is to long for the limited spa...
What I’m good at: Ironical weird (some say so, others say so). Typical me: "What – where? Sure, let's do it!" In my next life I’ll: Be as funny as Peter.
Chi is native Taiwanese with Japanese roots and lives in Munich. She studied tourism management in Taiwan (BA) and world cultural heritage in Japan (MA). As country manager, Chi is responsible for the management and marketing of the Japanese market. Due to her multicultural background Chi speaks five languages. With her Japanese language abilities and her understanding of the Japanese culture and society, Chi supports the communication and the collaboration between FLSK in Germany and the Japanese distributor. In her free time she enjoys cultural specialties as calligraphy and thereby immerses into the world of other cultures.
What I’m good at: Laughing heartily. Typical me: Unskimmed milk, café latte, tea with milk. Main point: milk! In my next life I’ll become: Archaeologist.
Julia's mission when she joined FLSK: scenting the air of a startup and sounding out further, what is occupationally fun. Whether in customer service, when planning a shooting or while writing product texts – she takes up every challenge. Since all this gaining of experiences and dealing with the seriousness of life can be energy-snapping, it needs a solid compensation. This Julia finds, among others, by doing yoga, when going on a hike or by simply going to bed early... Ommmm.
What I’m good at: Being excited about something. Typical me: “This is the best I've ever eaten.” In my next life I’ll: Not water my plants to much anymore ...
Ulvi is our "people mover" and a "senior" member of the FLSK Advisory Board. The industrial businessman and graduate economist got to know the FLSK bottle through a mutual friend of Quentin. After spending time in Turkey, the US and Switzerland, he now uses all his experience for FLSK - true to his motto "lead, follow or avoid". As a self-confessed citizen of the world, he prefers to take the WHTE on trips.
What I’m good at:Moving people. Typical me: No blah, no Chichi! In my next life I'll become: A buffalo in Montana!
Edgar joined FLSK in mid-2018, when he was adopted by Christine. While starting as a rather shy dog, he now takes his job as Feelgood-ManEdgar very serious. No matter if he is sighing in the right moment, giving high fives or is waiting for being fondled with an eager look on his face: he causes a lot of joy and instant moments of happiness, especially in the marketing team. On the weekend, he likes it best to be out and about in English Garden and to play tag with other four-legged friends.
What I’m good at: Conjuring smiles on peoples' faces. Typical me: “Can I have another baby carrot?” In my next life I’ll become: As cute as in this one.
As the lap dog of Quentin, Maja came to FLSK at the beginning of 2019. In the morning she likes to welcome the team with dog-kisses. No matter where she shows up, she causes cheerfulness. Thus it can happen, that she incidentally twists one or two bipeds around her little paw when being at exhibitions. Outside the office, she likes to be out and about at Isar and thereby she gladly chases some mice.
What I’m good at: Barking as soon as the word “pussycat” is mentioned. Typical me: Always freshly coiffured. In my next life I’ll become: Again a happy office dog.
Our FLSK-Salesforce pass our products on to our retail locations, no matter if a brand-name multinational or a small around-the-corner boutique.
Erwin managed to make his hobby his profession: golf! He knows that concentration and efficiency are necessary to successfully complete 18 holes and that it is impossible without cold water from a FLSK bottle. Since 2017, Erwin manages the distribution in the golf sector in southern Germany and Austria.
When he plays golf himself, just sometimes one of his FLSKs is filled with cold beer to celebrate any hole-in-ones!
With a lot of passion and great success, Thomas ensures that the FLSK finds its way to beautiful northern Germany. This requires regular sun-soaking: he likes to spend his well-earned holiday in Rhodes. For colleagues, Thomas is known as a typical scorpion - simply a justice fanatic.
What I’m good at: cooking. Specialties are risotto and stews. Unfortunately you can see that too ... Typical me: Helpful, punctual and reliable. In my next life I’ll become: I am as happy with this life as it is and do not think to the next, if one comes ...
A power woman who is always alert and always in a good mood: this is how Manuela manages to convince the north-Bavarian retailers, everything from gift boutiques to sports retailers. She loves the feel of FLSK and the extraordinary design. Manuela surrounds herself with beauty and well-behaved four-legged friends. When the morning run must be neglected for a business trip, she turns the hotel room into a fitness studio. There are no excuses!
What I’m good at: spreading joy and happiness Typical me: always on and always reachable In my next life I’ll become: exactly the same!
Rolf is the true expert for modern Kitchen equipment and interiors. Never absent: FLSK. He positions FLSK with fervent energy and Saarlandian calmness in Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, and Luxemburg.
What I’m good at: keeping calm and carrying on Typical me: Typical Hesse accent.
With joy and engagement, Sepp has looked after south Bavarian retailers for over three years. The passionate background actor focusses mainly on retailers in the home & living as well as the sports sectors. Other than being a passionate sales man, Sepp loves photography while biking passionately in the areas that inspire him most: mountains, rivers and lakes!
What I’m good at: talking and letting people talk Typical me: strength in serenity! In my next life I’ll become: an artist (of life)
Stephan has been a strong partner for brands in the consumer goods industry, both online and offline, for the better part of 30 years. He has positioned FLSK in Bavaria’s retail landscape with stylistic confidence. He enjoys the typical Bavarian “Schmankerl” (delicacies) as much as the mountains that keep him in shape. Skiing and hiking, he never leaves his FLSK behind.
What I’m good at: listening. Typical me: the mountain is calling. In my next life I’ll become: a professional skier.
Two friends. One beer. One idea.
There is a story behind every good product. Like so many of these stories, ours began with a cold beer between friends. In 2013 Quentin gave his later co-founder an unusually cold sip of beer out of an insulated bottle by an African brand. Unusual insofar, that the beer had been in the bottle for the better part of two days and that it was still cold, fresh and highly drinkable. They asked themselves the following question: Why does something similar not exist in Germany? In cooperation with the African producer, the product was severely reworked to fit the European market. FLSK was born!
Design. Function. Sustainability.
The team behind FLSK began with the idea to create an uncompromising insulted bottle. Enough with heavy, leaking, ugly and unsustainably produced drinking bottles. We have shown and are showing Europe that there is a different and better way. With a drinking bottle, that upholds highest insulation and combines it with ambitious design and true sustainability through reusability.
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