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LOCATIONS AND MANAGEMENT


Electro mobility for Europe and North America

Voltabox – Delbrück location, sales region Europe 

Voltabox as a wholly owned subsidiary of paragon AG at the Delbrück location in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has been leading the current electro mobility division of paragon AG into the future since 2014. Voltabox employees design, develop, and manufacture the high-performance battery systems on a Li-Ion basis for the European market on around 2,000 sqm.

[Translate to English:] Standort Dellbrück

Voltabox short profile:

  • Development and production on around 2,000 sqm
  • Development of modules
  • Developing systems for the European market
  • Production for customers from Europe 

Voltabox of Texas, Inc. -Austin location, North America sales region 

Austin, Texas, serves as an ideal location for developing the North American market for high-performance battery systems. Groundbreaking inventions in the industry – especially Li-Ion technology – originate from the universities of Austin and the region. Pertinent companies have emerged here and have created an excellent infrastructure that makes Austin a "Silicon Valley of battery technology". Just the right potential, the right know-how, the right energy for Voltabox of Texas, Inc. 

Voltabox of Texas, Inc. short profile:

  • Development of systems for the North American market
  • Production for customers in the USA and Canada on 2,100 sqm
  • Identical automation as in Germany
  • Requirements of the "Buy American Act of 2009" are met 

Employees of Voltabox of Texas Inc. with experience in the industry support various customers in the USA and Canada from Austin. The 2,100 sqm administrative and production building was opened in the commercial area of Scottsdale Crossing Industrial Park, 1500 Volta Drive, Leander, TX 78641 near Austin on 15 June 2015. At the Cedar Park plant, the company develops and produces large-scale battery systems that meet the "Buy American Act of 2009".

Management - Klaus Dieter Frers, Firmengründer und CEO

Klaus Dieter Frers

is the founder of Voltabox, a spin-off of the electro mobility division of paragon AG, and is now CEO of both the subsidiary and the parent company. After studying mechanical engineering, Mr. Frers initially held various positions at AEG-Telefunken in Frankfurt am Main/Seligenstadt, Germany. From 1983 to 1987 he was production manager of the electronics plant at Nixdorf Computer AG in Paderborn, Germany.

Mr. Frers founded paragon electronic GmbH in 1988, which merged with paragon AG, founded eleven years later, prior its IPO. As CEO of paragon AG, Mr. Frers is responsible for business strategy and development as well as production, finance, and personnel. Mr. Frers has been the CEO of both companies since the founding of Voltabox Deutschland GmbH and Voltabox AG in 2014.

As a businessman with many years of experience, Klaus Dieter Frers was honored in 2000 with the "Oscar of the Middle Class", awarded by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation and in 2006 was nominated by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year. In the same year he received the "Premier" award of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation, four years later the "Plastics Oscar" of PES Central Europe.

 

 

Rick Herndon - COO für Voltabox of Texas Inc.

Rick Herndon

graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from Northern Arizona University in 1989 and an Executive MBA from Loyola University of Chicago in 2004. 

He has worked in various industries such as metal production, injection molding, and electronics production. His career includes positions in quality assurance, production, and management. Rick Herndon has received various awards and prestigious certifications, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Design Certification and the American Society for Quality's accreditation as Certified Quality Engineer. He also holds the Six Sigma Black Belt. 

Rick Herndon became manager of a subsidiary of paragon AG in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2006, where he later held the position of Managing Director. In 2014 he was appointed COO of Voltabox of Texas, Inc. and moved to Austin, where he lives today.

 

Jürgen Pampel -Bereichsvorstand Vertrieb für Voltabox

Jürgen Pampel

After studying mechanical engineering, Jürgen Pampel was active at Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG in Detmold, Germany, as Head of Development and Construction as well as Head of Product Line Management.

With his qualification as Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Jürgen Pampel then successfully realized process development and optimization projects for renowned OEMs and supply companies. His career at paragon AG began in 2004 as Head of Business Development and led to the position of Managing Director of a subsidiary. Later he used his expertise as Head of Development at Artega Automobil GmbH & Co. KG in the comprehensive realization of a sports car project.

As Vice President Sales at Voltabox, Jürgen Pampel is today responsible for sales and project management for high-performance batteries and highly efficient drives worldwide.

 

 

Want to be part of Voltabox?

Do you have the expertise and commitment to support Voltabox in the development and production of high-performance battery systems? Be part of the company and apply for vacancies at the location in Germany or Texas. 

Do you have questions about Voltabox, the technologies, and products or would you like to have a personal consultation? Feel free to contact us!