Management

VANJA ZAJŠEK | Sales and Services Manager and Co-Founder

Vanja Zajsek

As Hotwell Logging Services SRL Sales and Services Manager, Vanja is responsible for Hotwell's day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company's business strategy.
He co-founded Hotwell Logging Services SRL with Kresimir Knapp in 2015. Before that he was the general manager of Hotwell Ges.m.b.H., original company that he cofounded with Kresimir Knapp and the late Mijo Novak in 1990 and since then he was overseeing the company's business strategy. Under his leadership, Hotwell dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a relations to customers. Although officially retired in 2013, he still influences Hotwell's daily activities. From 1973 to 1990, Vanja was working first as a field engineer and later as the logging department manager for INA-Naftaplin in Zagreb, Croatia.
Born in 1947, Vanja holds a university degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

 

KREŠIMIR KNAPP | Technical Manager and Co-Founder

Kresimir Knapp

As Hotwell's Technical Manager, Krešo is responsible for technological level, as well as leading the company's product development and technology strategy. He co-founded Hotwell Logging Services SRL with Vanja Zajšek in 2015. Before that he was a CTO of Hotwell Ges.m.b.H. that he co-founded with Vanja Zajšek and the late Mijo Novak in 1990. Since then he was the tool designer and Hotwell technology architect. From 1984 to 1990, Krešo was working as a field end maintenance engineer for the logging department of INA-Naftaplin in Zagreb, Croatia.
Born in 1959, Krešo holds a university degree in computer engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Being in logging business he finished trainings and specializations at different logging companies including Western Atlas and Computalog.