Our Team

Stefan Essl

Managing Director
Mechanical engineer

Responsible in particular for certifications, rope testing, international activities and safety reports.

Stefan Essl was born in Linz in 1978 and graduated from Graz University of Technology as a mechanical engineer.

Stefan‘s path into the world of ropeways started as an expert for ropeway engineering at the „Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung“. After some years abroad, he returned to Tirol in 2017 to work with Schupfer Consulting Engineers. Since then, Stefan handles periodical testing, safety reports and certifications for Schupfer Consulting Engineers.

With the turn of the year 2020/21 Stefan will take over the management of the engineering office together with Alois Ruech.

Stefan Essl
Obermieming 148a
6414 Mieming
Mobile.: +43 (0)664 8828 9044
Mail: stefan.essl@schupfer.eu

ALOIS RUECH

Managing Director
Mechanical engineer

Responsible for general administrative matters and in particular for ropeway technology and marketing.

Alois Ruech was born in Innsbruck in 1982 and absolved the industrial college for mechanical engineering.

Alois has been working exclusively in the ropeway industry since 2008. 5 years as head of quality department at Leitner GmbH in Telfs and since 2013 as a ropeway test engineer for acceptance tests, periodical tests and non-destructive material tests.

With the turn of the year 2020/21 Alois will together with Stefan Essl take over the management of the engineering office.

Alois Ruech
Obermieming 148a
6414 Mieming
Mobiltel.: +43 (0)664 1335944
Mail: alois.ruech@schupfer.eu

Andreas Speer

Dr Andreas Speer is „state proved and sworn engineer“ for Mechanical Engineering

In our group he is competent for:

Ropeway technology in general
Recurrent inspections of Ropeways
Conformity assessment of mechanical safety components and subsystems

Andreas Speer
Obermieming 148a
6414 Mieming
Mobiltel.: 0043 660 7697381
Mail: andreas.speer@schupfer.eu

Roland Gattringer

Roland Gattringer is an electrical Engineer

In our group he is competent for:

Electrical technology in general
Recurrent inspections of Ropeways
Conformity assessment of electrical safety components and subsystems

Roland Gattringer
Obermieming 148a
6414 Mieming
Mobiltel.: +43 (0) 664 1335945
Mail: roland.gattringer@schupfer.eu

Andreas Beiser

Andreas Beiser has many years of experience as well as chief engineer of ropeways and
at a electrical manufacturer for ropeways.
Furthermore he is a self employed consultant for electrical engineering in Lech am Arlberg.

In our group he is competent for:

Expert opinions for general electrical concerns
Assessments of conformity for Safety Components and Subsystems
(Special subject: Electrical devices)
Safety analysis for electrical devices
Recurrent inspections of ropeways (electrical matters)

Andreas Beiser
Strass 38
A-6764 Lech am Arlberg
Phone: +43 (0) 5583 3409
Mobil: +43 (0) 664 1368240
E-Mail: etb@speed.at

Thomas Waibl

Dipl. Ing. Thomas Waibl is a “state proved and sworn engineer” for electrical engineering

Within our group, he is responsible for:

Electrical engineering in general
Conformity assessment of electrical safety components and subsystems
Reports and safety analyzes – Electrical
Cable car inspections

Thomas Waibl
Osteräcker 38 / 4
A-6161 Natters

Telefon: +43 (0) 664 46 16 753
Mail: office@zt-waibl.at
Web: www.zt-waibl.at

Mario Iwancsics

Dipl.-Ing. Mario Iwancsics is „state proved and sworn engineer“ for Civil Engineering

In our group he is competent for:

Calculation of steel and mechanical constructions
Ropeway technology in general
Conformity assessment of mechanical safety components and subsystems

Mario Iwancsics
Angerer Strasse 22/19
A-1210 Wien
Mobiltel.: 0043 660 6357841
Mail: mario.iwancsics@mm-zt.com

Reinhard Thurner

Reinhard Thurner is a mechanical engineer

In our group he will be competent for:

NDT – tests on mechanical parts of Ropeways
Magnetic inductive rope tests

ZFP Prüftechnik Reinhard Thurner GmbH
Hinterspadegg 15
6492 Imsterberg – Tirol
Mobiltel.: 0664 1539901
Mail: reinhard.thurner@schupfer.eu

Hans-Peter Breuer

Hans-Peter Breuer is a mechanical engineer

In our group he will be competent for:

NDT – tests on mechanical parts of Ropeways
Magnetic inductive rope tests

Hans-Peter Breuer
Künstlergasse 244
5741 Neukirchen am Großvenediger
Mobiltel.: 0677 63230952
Mail: hp.breuer@schupfer.eu

Hubert Schupfer

Senior consultant for Ropeway technology.
State proved and sworn engineer for mechanical and economic concerns.
legally sworn and certified expert for ropeway technology.

Hubert Schupfer was born in 1955 in Gosau – Austria. After an industrial college he absolved a study on the Technical University in Graz for mechanical and economic concerns.

After completing his studies, Hubert Schupfer worked exclusively in the Ropeway business, initially 6 years as a chief operator for Ropeways in Zürs and Lech and then 5 years for a Ropeway manufacturer (Waagner-Biro).

In 1994 Hubert Schupfer founded the Schupfer Consulting Engineers Comp., originally as an Accredited and later as a Notified Body.

In these 25 years it has developed into a well-known company, acting worldwide in the Ropeway business.

With the turn of the year 2020/21 Hubert will hand over the management to Essl Stefan and Alois Ruech.

Hubert Schupfer
Obermieming 148a
6414 Mieming
Tel: +43 (0) 664 3146274
Mail: hubert@schupfer.eu

Karl Andorfer

Senior consultant for “Ropes” (Cables)

For many years Karl Andorfer has been chief engineer of a Steel rope manufacturer in Austria, and therefore
he knows every details of a rope.

Because of his special experience he is also a member in European standardization committees for ropes.

In our group he is competent for:

Expert opinions for every kind of Rope concerns
Assessments of conformity for Safety Components and Subsystems
(Special subject: Ropes and rope connections)
Safety analysis for ropes and rope connections
Recurrent inspections of ropeways (mechanical matters)

Karl Andorfer
Petersgasse 84/6
A-8010 Graz

Telefon: +43 (0) 316 42 96 59
Fax: +43 (0) 316 42 96 59
Mail: karl.andorfer@aon.at