Based on the idea of a cable suspended, winch driven payload carriers a small wooden model was created in the year 2000. Over the following years this model should evolve into the spidercam. The one-man-company, operating out of a basement, grew with the success of its product and nowadays consists of the headquarters in Feistritz im Rosental, Austria, and three subsidiaries in Hamburg/ Germany, Charlotte/USA and Sydney/Australia. Together the spidercam group offers its services and know-how to productions and clients around the world.

The headquarters in Austria house the main administration and act as the engineering core of spidercam GmbH: Construction of new systems, research and development as well as repairs and maintenance works are done here. Furthermore all special projects are realized by Austria.

The offices in Germany, USA and Australia focus on the rental aspect of our operation. Together with our growing network of partners we can offer spidercam services in almost every location on earth.

The people behind spidercam

Alexander Niederbichler

Teamleader Service Center / System Engineering

Alex is the personified service center. The maintenance schedule, system specifications, spare cable stock, tech support - Alex doesn't handle those tasks, he is them.

Andrew Craig

Operations (field)

Andrew knows system details, parameters, limits and how to pilot a spidercam to get the best shot. From Perth to Darwin to Sydney - when there is a spidercam in the air, Andrew usually isn't far.

Barbara Pikon

Teamleader Finance & Accounting

Everything accounting runs through Barbara's hands. She is in charge of in- and outgoing invoices, approval processes and transactions. And sometimes she provides her culinary skills to the staff as well!

Bastian Warkulat

Tech / Warehouse

Basti is versed in maintaining and servicing spidercam systems, and can be found as part of spidercam crews in rental job. In addition, he takes care of the warehouse, the ITC and building services in Hamburg.

Bettina Pichler

Managing Assistant

Bettina not only supports Austria in all daily tasks, she also looks after Germany in regards to invoices and intercompany processes. Her positive demeanour and "can-do-attitude" help spidercam to master everyday challenges.

Brandon Crisp

General Manager

Brandon is leading the dynamic and highly effective team that spidercam US has become. He is calm, organized, enjoys being part of a family owned company where he takes full responsibility across all aspects of our business.

Christopher Salcher

Engineer Service Center / System Engineering

Christopher is a quick learner and always eager to face professional challenges; qualities that helped him to become an excellent spidercam engineer. His almost contagious enthusiasm for spidercam is only rivalled by his love for football.

Clemens Berber

Tech / Pilot

Clemens is one of the most experienced spidercam pilots around. He complementary skills in rigging and his technical understanding of the spidercam systems make him a valuable part of any operating crew.

Daniel Aichwalder

Engineer Service Center / System Engineering

Daniel's years of experience as a mechatronics engineer made his transition to spidercam quick and effortless. If you don't find him tinkering with spidercam system in the warehouse, he is probably climbing a nearby (or distant) mountain.

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Daniel Frumlacher

R&D Engineer / System Engineering

Daniel is part of our R&D team and focuses on software and electronic developments. He is about to graduate from the local university (again), and we are already implementing some new insights and ideas he brings along!

Dario Ruttnig

R&D Engineer / System Engineering

Dario is an experienced spidercam engineer and part of the R&D crew handling special projects. His previous position as maintenance engineer in the Service Center gave him valuable insight in the workings of our current systems, and thus the ideal qualification to develop even better ones.

Ernst Bauer

Teamleader R&D

Ernst is spidercam's design engineer, drafting entire systems or individual mechanical upgrades using CAD. Besides envisioning the next generation of spidercam systems Ernst also assists with certifcation procedures and coordinates R&D tasks.

Felix Werremeier

Technical director

Felix started out as a pilot and tech for spidercam systems, worked as a project engineer and contributed his software knowledge to R&D projects. His experience, paired with his dedication to spidercam systems, make him well suited for his tasks as Technical manager.

Frederik Haensch

Dispatch manager / Pilot

Frederik, or Freddy, collected valuable information as pilot for spidercam systems. Currently he is also handling the assignment of spidercam equipment to jobs based on technical requirements as well as required features, geographical conditions and availability.

Gabriel Gralewksi

Tech / Pilot

As one of our permanently employed pilots Gabriel is seen around the globe flying our systems. Besides operating he is also proficient in all aspects of setting up spidercam systems - including rigging.

Garth Wiencke

Director

Garth keeps track of our Australian operations, revises and implements strategies and keeps in touch with customers. If anything needs doing, Garth is the guy to get it done - that's what we and our clients love about him.

Georg Peters

Operations Manager

Georg handles a variety of tasks regarding ressource planning in Austria, but also looks after some group-wide topics like IT and marketing. He has a broad experience of all things spidercam, as he worked in almost every department of the group.

Gerald Nauerschnig

Warehouse & Logistics

Gerald handles transports coming in and out of Feistritz, deals with customs and the chamber of commerce. He also looks after our warehouse and headquarters infrastructure.

Herbert Neff

Herbert Neff

CEO

Herbert was one of the founders of spidercam GmbH. Since then he has been responsible for the strategic and financial aspects of the company. As owner he is always looking for the next challenging vision for the company and is invested in the employee development.

Jan Peters

President

As president of spidercam US, inc. Jan is in charge of overseeing projects, negotiations and client relationships across the USA. Furthermore he assists the Special Projects team with his business development experience to make sure clients receive the best possible custom robotics solution for their application.

Jens Steinmann

General Manager

Leading the German spidercam team and making sure the jobs happen in the quality we have established for ourselves. Jens was previously responsible for our television and film equipment and has a very strong technical background.

Lauren Rosen

Project Manager

Lauren takes care of all the projects in Australia - she manages system transports, crew flights and accommodation, administrative duties and also keeps in touch with production officials - amazing!

Lisa Landvatter

Project Coordinator

Lisa is assisting the project management team with tasks around crewing, transport and travel. You can also find her handiwork across our marketing endeavours.

Marc Denker

Managing partner

Marc oversees the daily business in Germany, making sure projects run smoothly and managing everyday issues inside and outside the office. Years of experience with our global operations provide him with a sound understanding of all challenges around spidercam broadcast.

Maroni

Wag and Bark Executive

Maroni might not show up on any official company charts, but is definitely part of the spidercam family in Hamburg. If you need a feel-good-moment during a demanding day there is nothing better than a quick cuddle with Maroni.

Matthias Kluth

Key account & Project Manager

Matthias is mainly looking after customers in the Middle East and Asia region, but also handles other international key accounts. And if you have read some of our Tweets you have a first hand experience of his social media skills.

Michael Maurer

Senior Engineer R&D

Michael has joined spidercam after his graduation, and has been with us ever since. He was (and still is) deeply involved in every system development, and contributes to our R&D efforts in electronics and robotics - or gives third level support if needed.

Stefan Dammann

Key account & Project manager

Stefan oversees various broadcast projects, deals with clients and major rental partners in the Europe and Africa region. Additionally he handles spidercam crews in terms of availability, qualification and conditions.

Steve Dönitz

Tech

Steve is a hands-on tech looking after our systems in the field. He is a part of our operating crews and has seen a lot of stadiums, studios and other venues for spidercam.