Jan Popien


Leadership

At the heart of A·P·E is a senior team of engineers and physicists 
with decades of research expertise. Each works in partnership to elevate innovation and quality.

Jan Popien

Jan Popien

Co-founder of APE
Managing Director
Head of R&D (Technical Design)

E-Mail jan_popien<at>ape-berlin.de

A gifted mathematics student, Jan began his academic career studying cybernetics and electronic engineering at TU Ilmenau. This led him to the Akademie der Wissenschaften, where he worked in the development department of the Zentrum für wissenschaftlichen Gerätebau (Centre of Scientific Equipment Design). It was here that Jan joined a team specialising in laser technology and diagnosis, a decision that was to lead to the creation of A·P·E.

Based on his experience at the Zentrum, Jan saw an immediate need for more user-friendly systems, and joined with partners Thomas Lindemann and Edlef Büttner to turn that vision into A·P·E. As Jan explains, the period of German reunification presented unique opportunities, and it was this spirit of possibility that gave them the confidence to set out on their own. 20 years later, Jan is proud to say that spirit is alive and well in every aspect of the company.