Having initiated the RC electronics product management for Graupner, Hannes Runknagel built up over 12 years of experience in the RC industry. He moved into head of the service department, then took up a position as CTO. Between 2013-15 Hannes set up Graupner USA as CEO and Managing Member in San Diego, California, then in 2015 returned to Germany, taking the post of CEO for Graupner Europe. Four year ago, Graupner started producing drones, beginning with 250 size racing drones, followed by 110 size fun drones, Tricopter, frames and finally the Sweeper. Hannes is currently working on a flexible platform with several applications for use in agriculture. Hannes is married with two children.