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Our Team

Thomas Hütsch

Managing Director

Thomas Hütsch

Managing Director

As Managing Director of the ADAC HEMS Academy and the ADAC Luftfahrt Technik, Thomas Hütsch is responsible for the business policy and the continued development of both innovative companies.

As a dedicated managing director he ensures an open working environment, fairness and equality, trust, and also allows plenty of room for autonomous and ambitious work.

Thomas Gassmann

Director Business Development & Sales

Thomas Gassmann

Director Business Development & Sales

Dedicated to his task, Thomas is an innovative entrepreneur at heart.
Being an experienced helicopter pilot himself, he understands the challenges of the operation and will find, together with you, professional solutions for your training.

"We make it happen!"

He charges his batteries by adventurous travel close to nature and meeting people from different cultures (if he is not eaten by a lion someday).

Esther Rütsch

Assistant Marketing & Sales I Customer Support

Esther Rütsch

Assistant Marketing & Sales I Customer Support

Esther supports/assists Thomas in the daily operation and marketing related questions. She is your person of contact to organisze your sim-training professionally and conveniently.
No matter what is on your mind – Esther will find a solution for you.
She is responsible for the AHA appearance on different national & international exhibitions as well as our yearly International Expert Convention.

Esther is crazy about her dog "Aisha" and Swiss chocolate.

Manfred Schmickler

Technical Director

Manfred Schmickler

Technical Director

Organised, structured and ready to rise to the challenges of operating full flight simulators and the whole infrastructure needed to keepoperate these high-tech instruments running, Manfred‘s impetus is to push into new technologies for flight simulation.
He and his team are responsible for keeping the systems running and providing technical service to customers.

Competitive ballroom dancing and making tours with his own plane are challenges Manfred faces during his leisure time.

Mike Happel

Chief Flight Instructor

Mike Happel

Chief Flight Instructor

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Anja Bender

Commercial Manager

Anja Bender

Commercial Manager

Anja monitors and manages the overall finances of our Academy. Behind the scenes she coordinates and manages internal processes and procedures.

Anja is your point of contact with regards to all financial matters.

To clear her head, Anja enjoys going running. The only thing that keeps Anja running at the moment, however, is the free time activities schedule of her children

Eva Gerhards

Reception | Customer support

Eva Gerhards

Reception | Customer support

Eva offers you a warm welcome and ensures that all doors are open for you in our Academy. In order to allow you to perform your training independently, she assists you in matters of any kind with pleasure.

Her assignment also includes commercial tasks in the area of simulator technology as well as organisation and operational planning of medical courses.

Our new website is her "baby ".

At home she‘s surrounded by dog and cat while she reads a book.

Mirko Dumancic

Facility Management

Mirko Dumancic

Facility Management

Mirko is the Mr Multi-Tasking of our Academy: if the coffee machine is empty, if there is something in the building to attend to, if the company cars need winter tyres or a service: Mirko will take care of it with his confident and charming manner.

Our Croatian is a big car enthusiast.... On standby.

Zoe Beckert

Project Assistant | Quality Management

Zoe Beckert

Project Assistant | Quality Management

Zoe documents and optimises our processes in the Academy, and makes sure that the required quality standards are met.

She supports Manfred with the planning and completion of projects in the Technology and Compliance areas.

In her spare time, Zoe – from London, enjoys cycling and running, and spending time with both her sons.

The coffee machine

Everybody´s Darling

The coffee machine

Everybody´s Darling

The most celebrated of all coffee machines – our coffee machine is the most valuable member of our team. It keeps customers, visitors and employees happy – and the result is mostly hot and strong!

Lingyan Wang

Commercial Assistant | Accounting

Lingyan Wang

Commercial Assistant | Accounting

 Lingyan is responsible for the accurate invoicing of training and looks after the operative accounting of our Academy.

She coordinates internal appointments and meetings. Lingyan is Anja‘s ‘right hand woman‘.

Outside of work, she is a passionate and loving Mama-Taxi. To find her inner balance she practices yoga.

Marius Kroll

SIM Technician

Marius Kroll

SIM Technician

Marius is our simulator whisperer: he makes sure that our SIMS run without incident, and on the rare occasion that this is not the case, he has the patience and expertise to find a professional solution.

Hidden behind the chaos of his desk, Marius creates new HD-Landing sites and with his 3D printer recreates small details for the SIMs.

Hobbies – he has too many to mention!

Horst Urban

SIM Technician

Horst Urban

SIM Technician

Horst is our rooky in the technical team. He is learning the ropes and the daily business in the Academy and with the simulator.

Despite easing in gently, Horst will gladly help if you ask him questions about training and simulators, or with regards to the building or IT.

Horst is very attached to his dog, and is also a big classic cars enthusiast.

Ezzat Masaoud

SIM Technician

Ezzat Masaoud

SIM Technician

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