They founded A·P·E and lead the company to success.
After years in academia that include the study of physics at the Technical Institute of Dresden and later brought him to the Academy of Sciences in Berlin, Edlef joined the Zentrum für wissenschaftlichen Gerätebau (Centre of Scientific Equipment Design) in 1976. Through a combination of highly practical work and close partnerships with companies such as Carl Zeiss, Edlef has developed an excellent sense of how to find innovative solutions via technology.
When working at the Centre Edlef met Jan Popien und Thomas Lindemann, and quickly decided to apply his technical as well as entrepreneurial skills by co-founding A·P·E in 1992.
Until December 2014 Edlef was managing director of A·P·E. Since January 2015 he withdraws from business operations and together with the other co-founders he forms a new department which concentrates on strategic and technical tasks forming the future of the company.