Samo is CEO of Vendotel and Lastinski ltd. He focuses on the business development of a 100 billion € potential by reinventing telephone booths market. He was a member of the Slovenian Government as minister responsible for infrastructure, energy, transport and spatial planning. Experience from covering multiple sectors on Slovenian and EU level is an excellent upgrade of knowledge he gained previously as entrepreneur. As entrepreneur he was leading different companies, developing technologies for telecom industry, downstream oil and gas industry and banking payment systems. He and his team joined knowledge into a unique system: vendotel.
He studied robotics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana.
Mitja takes care of activities in design everybody would like to push aside. For the last 10 years he has been involved in development of systems for fuel stock optimisation, mobile payment, building automation, digital media signage, virtual reality, vending, measurement, and winter maintenance systems. He is a certified project engineer in the field of electrical engineering and senior adviser for measurement of non-ionizing radiation effects.
Mitja completed his MSc in non-linear dynamics and synergy and PhD in robotics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana.
Irena is developing business models for the company´s projects, upgrading business infrastructure, initiating and directing administrative operations and tools that are providing control over the company´s resources. Focusing on financial reporting according to department managers’ requirements, she worked on establishing a cost-controlling department, improving cost allocation and cost discipline within the company units, implementing controls and processes, in addition to ensuring the integrity of financial information. She has 10 years of experience in business operations support.
She studied at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb.
Mitja is a sales soul and business developer. He is responsible for vendotel's market development and sales efforts, as the company goes global. His main focus is greater speed-to-market. With 12 years of experience, he was involved in more than 500 projects of civil engineering work – sales and execution part. His technical background is an excellent base for his sales talent and knowledge upgrade. He is also a researcher in the field of energy with the innovative product Beonplate. Music is an important part of his life; he is keen on old keyboards and accordions.
He studied at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana.
Alen is a creative problem solver, strategist and relationship builder with an ability to consolidate and motivate employees towards a successful completion of any task. He has diverse industry background and expertise, and focuses on the problems at hand. He thinks out of the box and always tries to be a few steps ahead of customers’ demands. He knows what it means to be a team player and tries to help our team members in any given situation. His work is seen as an important component of overall company operation and because of that, his contribution is an essential part of company's strategy.
He studied at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of Ljubljana.
Simon is a senior hardware design engineer, with more than 10 years of experience in development of complex printed circuit boards. He has designed and integrated custom electronics for automotive, industrial, gaming, vending, road winter maintenance and mobile payment applications. He was heading activities on many different projects, from prototyping, serial production to testing and certification. We at the company consider him a technology enthusiast and crucial generator of inventive ideas.
Simon received his Bachelor degree at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana.
Hrvoje has more than 10 years of experience in introducing, implementing and maintaining high-tech solutions into business structures – telecom operators and oil companies. Due to his knowledge in logistics, he managed operational teams during installation of 4000 points of sale for digital services, established technological platform on 600 petrol stations and led complete operation of establishing 200 vendotel 2nd generation locations. He was developing strategic project plans for innovative products such as mobile payment, Bonus & Loyalty Programs, e-vouchers and city cards. By working in managerial positions in the last 10 years, he gained vast experience and knowledge.
He studied Information and Communication Transport and Traffic at Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb.
Borut is head of our metal forming department. In the last 15 years, he has been involved in many different projects of industrial process automation and supply of special alloys for different needs in industry. He is a certified engineer for heading machinery projects and proficient in material behaviour and processing technologies. He has even designed an ingenious heat distribution system for his house.
Borut received his Bachelor degree at the Faculty of Machine Engineering, University of Ljubljana.