KessTech Background

KessTech strengthens R&D Team


As of 1 March 2015, Thomas Bastian will join the KessTech team as Head of R&D. After a rigorous and focused recruitment process, we were able to successfully fill this vacancy with the great support of external advisors. In this role, Bastian Thomas will be responsible as the new Head of R&D together with his team for all new products and innovation of existing products. He reports directly to the management board. Bastian Thomas has spent most of his career in the R&D department of the KTM Group and was responsible for such areas as metrology and NVH. His passion and focus of his work over the last few years was always the sound design and finding solutions for acoustic problems. Bastian Thomas completed his studies as a certified engineer at the RWTH Aachen and FH Cologne with an emphasis on vehicle technology.

“We were able to add great people to our sales and production team over the past 12 months and by that we raised the organization to a new level", said Christian Schütte, Managing Director of KessTech, “and we are very pleased now that we have found for our R&D team such a high-profile and extremely well trained person in Bastian and it makes us proud that we were able to win him for KessTech. Bastian’s experience that he gained with one of the most successful motorcycle manufacturers in recent years will help us to provide technically better solutions and an increased driving pleasure to our existing and future fans.”