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MANAGEMENT

Mario Annegarn

From an early age Mario Annegarn had always been in love with Italy (the country, its people and food etc.). So choosing a career related to Italy was a must. But his path to this goal took some twists and turns. After an apprenticeship at Volkswagen he went on to study Business Administration. Following this he worked for a few years at Dresdner Bank. It was during this time that a newspaper article headed with the words “Knowledge of Italian Desirable” caught his eye. From then on his career was turned on its head and his old school friends’ prediction that “…he would make the perfect ice cream seller… ” turned out to be spot on.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Espresso with Sambuca. A lovely treat after a delicious meal.

Favourite Ice Cream?
Good-quality, handmade Italian ice cream in any flavour, above all made with natural ingredients.

Special Hobby?
Tennis, running, travel, dancing.

Andrea Sieben

The ice cream business was something Andrea Sieben grew up with. Her grandfather was already a maker of chocolate and nut paste. Her parents, the Schmitz, developed an ice cream wholesale business in the 60s. So, familiarity with the industry spans entire generations. While studying Business Administration Andrea Sackmann-Sieben spent a term at Italy’s Bocconi University of Economics in Milan. Her responsibilities at GEBAS lie in the field of finance, law, personnel, orders and warehousing as well as data processing and any other internal matter that comes up. She is the hub that ties everything together.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Ice cream glasses and decorative items are her personal favourites.

Favourite Ice Cream?
Vegan chocolate ice cream. Delicious pear sorbet.

Special Hobby?
Her 3 children. Thanks to them she is a Ninjago and Barbie expert. Back exercises … and you should always have time to snuggle down with a nice soppy novel.

SALES

Petra Junggeburth

Petra Junggeburth is ideally suited to internal sales. A skilled and persuasive communicator with excellent specialist knowledge of the individual products – by phone or in writing, via circulars, correspondence, email etc. – she loves her job. “Communicating is fun,” is her motto. Petra Junggeburth knows every customer by name and always has time to exchange a few personal words with them every now and then – this is what GEBAS is all about as a company and something very close to her heart. Her favourite (foreign) languages are for sure Italian followed by English.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Custom packaging because this gives products and companies a much better presence on the market. Pulisano because this makes the most delicious ice cream out there.

Favourite Ice Cream?
Walnut ice cream, BUT only when it is made with  Pulisano nut paste. You have to try it! Yummmyyyyyy!

Special Hobby?
Family first. Everything related to and with the family. Meeting friends, going out, shopping. Travel, preferably on a world trip around our wonderful planet. Jogging, the gym – and why all this? To burn off all that ice cream of course.

Lothar Müller

Lothar Müller has had a longstanding relationship with GEBAS. He started out successfully selling Pago juices and after restructuring there he went on to a sales position at GEBAS. With his previous experience in the beverage trade he has now extended his broad knowledge base to include cups and products used in ice cream manufacture. Lothar Müller is open and honest, determined and reliable. Conveying to customers a positive attitude and the fun he has at work are his passion. His motto: positive thinking generates customer trust leading to joint success.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Pago juices. Which goes without saying. An intense taste experience without artificial flavours, colourings or preservatives.

Favourite Ice Cream?
Pistachio ice cream.

Special Hobby?
His two horses, riding and ice hockey.

Mathias Albrecht

A new addition to the GEBAS sales team comes in the form of Mathias Albrecht. After completing his commercial and advanced training, he spent 17 years working in various retail sectors. His head for numbers and pleasure in personal customer contact are what set him apart. He likes to put himself in other people’s shoes in order to understand their point of view. His motto is: “A lot is possible – let’s just try it”.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Mathias is fascinated by the huge selection of cups/tubs with their wide variety of individual designs. He was also impressed by the focus on sustainability already in his first few days at GEBAS because it makes a positive contribution to environmental protection and resource conservation.

Favorite Ice Cream?
Everything that is fresh, tasty and sustainable. But somehow the nut flavours are the best.

Special Hobby?
Spending time with his wife and children in the outdoors. Either on foot or by bike because either way the dog gets his exercise.

ORDERS

Christine Kinzel

Christine Kinzel has been active in this sector for 25 years and personal contact with customers is something dear to her heart. The wide range of products at GEBAS make her job very varied and she still enjoys it after all these years. Christine Kinzel likes teamwork and so really feels at home in her team. Even when things hot up she always keeps a cool head.

Favourite Product from the GEBAS Range?

Everything apart from lids!!!!

Favourite Ice Cream?

Nut ice cream in all its variations with white chocolate shavings, egg liqueur and cream, obviously.

Special Hobby?

She’s a Borussia Dortmund fan, likes cars and “extreme couching”.

Christoph Sieben

Christoph Sieben has been at GEBAS since its founding and has done pioneering work at the company. Having worked in all areas he knows about virtually everything. His main skill is his versatility. Basically, he is busy at all times, everywhere he goes. For Christoph Sieben quick, customer-focused problem-solving is key to everyday business. He has a penchant for numbers and knows nearly every article number by heart.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Fruit puree. Simply delicious.

Favourite Ice Cream?
Yoghurt ice cream in all ripple flavours.

Special Hobby?
His family, especially his children and the garden.

CUSTOM-PRINTED PRODUCTS

Christiane Annegarn

Christiane Annegarn likes creative chaos – so she has all the prerequisites to also keep a clear head in the high season. She learnt her trade in the marketing department of a traditional Cologne company and brand item manufacturer. With assured taste in design and colour she offers great advice when it comes to custom-printed items. Thanks to her knowledge of Italian, customer requests reach suppliers clearly and reliably.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?

Pulisano pistachio paste because this makes her favourite ice cream taste really delicious, along with sugar-coated mini chocolate beans because these are great “nerve food”.

Favourite Ice Cream?

Pistachio ice cream – but only when it is made of 100% pistachios.

Special Hobby?

She loves travelling and enjoys preparing holidays and reading travel guides beforehand almost as much the trip itself.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Wiebke Borgolte

Wiebke Borgolte is a professional ice cream fan and is interested in all products in and around ice cream. Enthusiasm is contagious – as we all know – so selling products like these with the background work this entails is something that obviously suits Wiebke down to the ground.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
GEBAS toppings. Especially the “caramel” one. When it comes to sprinkles “white chocolate
shavings” are an absolute must.

Favourite Ice Cream?
Cookies, of course. This flavour with a caramel topping = really yum!

Special Hobby?
Hobbies ….hmm…??? Nothing special: my family, the garden and if I have time a bit of quad-biking.

INVOICING

Alexandra Bodewig

“No money no honey” – Alexandra Bodewig is responsible for invoicing and reminders, always making sure everything is paid on time. She likes working in a team and is always on hand to help her colleagues out. She has a knack for creative crafting, for kind words and good thoughts. So obviously she is our unofficial birthdays monitor.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Alexandra Bodewig’s sense of aesthetics is reflected in her good taste in ice cream sundae glasses
and ice cream dishes. On desserts she likes to use GEBAS chocolate or strawberry toppings –
delicious!

Favourite Ice Cream?
Walnut, raspberry and After Eight.

Special Hobby?
Creative crafts, swimming and inline skating.

ACCOUNTING

Gerti Kirchner

Gerti Kirchner ist der Typ „Teamplayer“ und hat für alle und jeden ein offenes Ohr. Ihre Aufgaben sind Rechnungswesen, Auftragsannahme, Buchhaltung und irgendwie von allem Anderen etwas. Gerti Kirchner ist die immer freundliche Stimme am Telefon, die gerne alle Fragen beantwortet.

Lieblingsprodukt aus dem GEBAS Sortiment?
Fruchtige Pago-Säfte, karamelisierte Walnüsse und Moccabohnen.

Lieblings-Eis?
Alle Milcheis-Sorten

Besonderes Hobby?
Camping! Bei ihr steht der Wohnwagen fast an erster Stelle. Familienmanagement.

Gudrun Heikamp

Gudrun Heikamp has been involved with orders, invoices and credit notes for over 25 years and has been at GEBAS since day one. Her experience and know-how are vast and she is quite simply indispensable despite actually being retired. She likes to lend a hand when extra help and experience are required. In her free time upcycling old items is her hobby and passion.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Amaretto or chocolate liqueur, as yummy dessert toppings ……….

Favourite Ice Cream?
Lemon and hazelnut. Obviously made with Pulisano natural ingredients.

Special Hobby?
Playing the guitar. Gudrun loves to challenge herself and is always ready to learn new things.

CONTROLLING

Manuela Neumann

Manuela Neumann has a real head for numbers. She works in a very structured and conscientious manner. So the ideal skill set for controlling and costings. For her GEBAS is the perfect blend of interesting products and ever new ideas.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Amarena and caramel toppings. Hot chocolate. Pretty ice cream glasses..

Favourite Ice Cream?
Amarena, mango and tiramisù.

Special Hobby?
Cycling. Going to the gym, weight-training and classes, preferably spinning…..

LOGISTICS

Melitta Dörr

Melitta Dörr has been working in the sector for 20 years and is our expert when it comes to perfect, client-oriented packaging of orders. She really enjoys her job at GEBAS and likes working in a team alongside other colleagues. So in the high season she also helps the warehouse staff.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
She is fond of Pago juices and Shatler’s cocktails.

Favourite Ice Cream?
Quite simply: any flavour of ice cream.

Special Hobby?
Shopping. Cycling.

Francesco Ianni

Francesco Ianni is our bona fide Italian. Born in Italy he taps into this mentality (…always laid back and relaxed, always ready to help…) day in day out. At GEBAS he often has the chance to speak Italian. On snapshots of the GEBAS team he is always “cock of the walk”. As a driver Francesco Ianni is always a welcome face with customers and he loves having an espresso with them now and then.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
GEBAS mocha beans.

Favourite Ice Cream?
Malaga.

Special Hobby?
Sport, especially football.

Sascha Poschlod

Sascha Poschlod loves working in the warehouse because this job is always varied. In addition to his order picking duties he also monitors incoming goods and performs other warehouse management tasks. He is PC-savvy and often a great help when a computer isn’t behaving as the user expects. Obviously, Sascha Poschlod processes parcel service providers online. And he is ever helpful, friendly, reliable and flexible.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Toppings and Pago juices, because they are really delicious.

Favourite Ice Cream?
Strawberry and pear sorbet

Special Hobby?
Tuning his beloved car, a Series 3 BMW. Watching movies, listening to music and meeting friends.

Frank Schlachter

Frank Schlachter is the little express train around the warehouse. You can see him constantly dashing through the aisles and he always knows where everything is. He is also the point of contact for shipping and for customers who turn up at GEBAS to pick up their goods. Frank Schlachter and his two colleagues take care of large truck deliveries ensuring that all delivered products reach the right place in the warehouse.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
Our plastic products, cups, plates, containers etc.

Favourite Ice Cream?
Favourite Ice Cream?

Special Hobby?
Angling

Dennis Ruland

Dennis Ruland is the youngster at GEBAS. He enjoys working with so many different products. So it never gets boring. What’s more, Dennis Ruland likes working in a team with other people. And he is always in a good mood.

Favourite Product in the GEBAS Range?
The 5 nut mix, the GEBAS sprinkle topping white chocolate shavings and Pago juices.

Favourite Ice Cream?
All ice cream flavours

Special Hobby?
Meeting friends, cycling, swimming. And any other leisure activity that might be offered in the region…

CUSTOMIZING

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